National Center for Research Resources, Recovery Act 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
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Public Health Service Act, Section 481A, 42 U.S.C. 287
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Beneficiary Eligibility
Public nonprofit institution/organization
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. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21 for Educational Institutions, OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments, and OMB Circular No. A-122 for nonprofit institutions. For grants issued to hospitals, costs will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulations 45 CFR Part 74, Appendixes E, "Principles for Determining Costs Applicable to Research and Development Under Grants and Contracts with Hospitals".
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. 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. Preapplication assistance is available from the address noted below under Information Contacts.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Prepare and submit applications according to instructions provided in the applicable ARRA Funding Opportunities announcement. This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR 74 including applicable federal cost principles as referenced, 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
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.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
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 Recovery Act has modified the usual period of Federal interest from 20 years to 10 years. Funds must be used for purposes stated in the approved grant application.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: 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. In addition, all projects funded with ARRA funds are subject to special quarterly reporting requirements as outlined in Section 1512 of the Recovery Act.
Not applicable.
Expenditures and other financial records, and also administrative records, must be retained for 3 years from the day on which the grantee submits the last expenditure report for the grant period.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
None. No information provided.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Division Coordinator, Office of Grants Management, NCRR, 6701 Democracy Blvd., Room 1040, Bethesda, MD 20892-4874. (301) 435-0852;
Headquarters Office
Gregory K. Farber,
6701 Democracy Blvd., Room 960
Bethesda, MD 20892-4874 US
Phone: (301) 435-08778.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 16$0.00; FY 17 est $0.00; FY 18 est $0.00; - There will be no available funds for competing awards after 2010.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards will range from $2M to $20M total costs. The average award is expected to be $10M.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 74; 42 CFR 52. NIH Grants Policy Statement, (Rev.) December 1, 2003. The PHS 398 may be obtained from NIH's Extramural Research Home Page:
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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