Construction Support

 

To renovate existing research facilities and build new research facilities to meet basic and clinical space requirements, laboratory safety, biohazard containment, and animal care standards in order to support the facility demands of NIH research programs.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.352
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: National Institutes of Health
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Public Health Service Act, Section 404I 404J, 42 U.S.C 288J.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Construction.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Public nonprofit institution/organization.
Credentials/Documentation
Application should include a complete research program description (with staff curricula vitae), space requirements for projected program, an environmental summary of the impact of the proposed facility as detailed in Public Law 90- 190, the National Environmental Policy Act, and listing of all relevant licenses, permits, or other approvals required by State and local authorities. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication assistance is available from the address noted below under Information Contacts. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. An environmental impact statement is required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Prepare and submit applications according to instructions provided in the Funding Opportunities announcement. This program is subject to the provisions of the NIH Grants Policy Statement, and the provisions in the funding announcement. NIH is transitioning to an electronic application by grant mechanism. Details, including the appropriate application form, can be found at http://era.nih.gov/ElectronicReceipt/. Construction applications are to be submitted on a Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance.

Award Procedure
Applications are reviewed for scientific and technical merit by a scientific review group and for program relevance by a national advisory council/board.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Appeals
A principal investigator may question the substantive or procedural aspects of the review of his/her application by communicating with the NIH Scientific/Research contact, as provided on an initiative. A description of the NIH Peer Review Appeal procedures is available on the NIH Web site at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not97-232.html .
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Applications that are complete and responsive to this program will be evaluated for scientific and technical merit by an appropriate peer review group. The major elements in evaluating proposals include: (1) significance and need of the project, (2) the description of project management and institutional commitment, (3) evaluation of the proposed design, (4) justification for requested equipment, (5) the commitment to sustainable design/environmentally friendly design principles.
How may assistance be used?
New physical resources for research include basic research laboratories, clinical and support facilities, and those related to biohazard control that are integral parts of an overall effort. Proposed facilities must be part of an existing research effort or a developing research program. Facilities shall be used for research pertinent to the NIH mission for as long as needed. The usual period of Federal interest is 20 years. Funds must be used for purposes stated in the approved grant application.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Program reports are not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Annual progress and financial status reports are required for all grants. Final performance and financial reports are required 90 days following the end of the project period. Annual progress and financial status reports are required for all grants. Final performance and financial reports are required 90 days following the end of the project period. Grantee is responsible for performance of contractor. Contractor must be covered by performance and payment bonds. Grantees are required to file a Notice of Federal Interest at the time construction begins.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Records
Grantees generally must retain financial and programmatic records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records that are required by the terms of a grant, or may reasonably be considered pertinent to a grant, for a period of 3 years from the date the annual FSR is submitted. For awards under SNAP (other than those to foreign organizations and Federal institutions), the 3-year retention period will be calculated from the date the FSR for the entire competitive segment is submitted. Those grantees must retain the records pertinent to the entire competitive segment for 3 years from the date the FSR is submitted to NIH. Foreign organizations and Federal institutions must retain records for 3 years from the date of submission of the annual FSR to NIH. See 92.36 for record retention and access requirements for contracts under grants.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
None. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: No information provided. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: An Electronic Transfer System is used for transferring funds.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. See Regional Agency Offices. 6701 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20892-4874. (301) 435-0840.
Headquarters Office
Patricia Newman, 6701 Democracy Boulevard , Room 957-MSC4874 , Bethesda, Maryland 20892-4874 Email: pnewman@mail.nih.gov Phone: (301) 435-0864.
Website Address
http://dpcpsi.nih.gov/orip/index
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0846-0-1-552.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
42 CFR 52. NIH Grants Policy Statement, (Rev.) December 1, 2003. The PHS 398 may be obtained from NIH's Extramural Research Home Page: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/oer.htm.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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