eRA Enhancement: Change in Format to the NIH Notice of Award Starting October 1, 2020

Starting on October 1, 2020, NIH award recipients will see a new standardized Page One of the Notice of Award (NoA).  The NoA is the legal document issued to notify the recipient that an NIH award has been made and that funds may be requested from the designated HHS payment system or office.  This enhancement is part of HHS’s Reinvent Grants Management initiative to standardize the NoA across various HHS systems and reduce the burden on recipients.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in collaboration with Operating Divisions (OpDivs) and recipients has developed a standardized Page One of the NoA that will serve as the first page of every HHS NoA for all discretionary awards.

The new format captures key award information for NIH grant recipients in an intuitive and digitally accessible format.  For instance, financial award information and federal agency contacts (program official contact information, etc.) will be available on Page One. The remaining sections of the NoA will remain mostly as is, with some data elements moving to Page One from subsequent pages of the NoA.

The new NoA Page One will be used by all HHS OpDivs.

NIH is developing a number of resources to help recipients get familiar with the new Page One of the NoA.  In the coming weeks, please look for these resources on the View Notice of Award page of the public eRA website.

For more information, please see Guide Notice NOT-OD-20-155.

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Original post by NIH eRA Commons on August 5, 2020