NIH Updates Grants Policy Statement - 11/9/10

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) updated its Grants Policy Statement with changes effective Oct. 1. One change involves progress reports for multi-year funded (MYF) awards. Another affects requirements of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act.

Submission of Progress Reports for MYF Awards

NIH announced that beginning Dec. 22, grant awardees must submit annual progress reports for MYF awards on or before the anniversary of the budget/project start date of the award.

Effective Oct. 22, 2010, NIH began sending automated email notifications to the principal investigator two months before the anniversary of the award to request submission of the multi-year progress report (MYPR).

More information can be found online in the NIH press release, New Procedures and Instructions for Submitting Annual Progress Reports for Multi-Year Funded Awards.

FFATA Requirements 

NIH is implementing requirements under the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act. Effective Oct. 1, 2010, all NIH applicant and grantee organizations must have a Dun & Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and maintain an active registration in the Central Contractor Registry (CCR). 

All grantees must notify potential first-tier subrecipients that no entity may receive a first-tier subaward unless the entity has provided its DUNS number to the prime grantee. 

NIH also issued a notice containing a new term of award on FFATA subaward and executive compensation reporting. A third notice from NIH is revising all currently open funding opportunity announcements to include requirements that relate to FFATA compliance.

More information about the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act can be found on the NIH website.

For more information about the changes affecting MYF awards and FFATA, please see the Summary of Significant Changes to the NIH GPS—10-1-2010.

Please direct questions regarding the changes to Suzanne Payne, DHHS senior account manager, Sponsored Program Services, by email at spsdhhs@purdue.ed or by phone at 494-1066.