Dear Colleagues:

 

Please see the message below, advising of changes to NSF’s suite of award terms and conditions.  Note that these revisions implement certain requirements of the Uniform Guidance relative to the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS), provide other clarifications, and will apply to new NSF awards and amendments issued on or after July 1, 2016. 

You may review the applicable revisions in their entirety at http://www.nsf.gov/awards/managing/award_conditions.jsp?org=NSF however, for your convenience, the following is a brief summary of the significant changes and clarifications for each of the applicable set of conditions:

·Grant General Conditions (GC-1), Cooperative Agreement Financial & Administrative Terms and Conditions (CA-FATC), International Research Terms and Conditions, and Administration of NSF Conference or Group Travel Grant Special Conditions (FL 26):

oAllowable Costs, Article 12, has been updated to reference 45 CFR Part 75, Appendix IX, “Principles for Determining Costs Applicable to Research and Development Under Grants and Contracts with Hospitals.”

oRecipient Integrity and Performance Matters, Article 45, is an entirely new Article which implements the requirements stipulated in Appendix XII to Part 200 of 2 CFR § 200 (i.e. FAPIIS).

·Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I Grant General Conditions: 

oSignificant Project  Changes,  Article 3, contains  a new  requirement that written approval (e.g.  via  email) is  required  from  the  cognizant  NSF  Program  Director for  any project revision that results in a 5% or greater budget reallocation.

oPayments, Article 9, contains a new requirement that all SBIR Phase I awardees must request  payments  electronically  through  NSF’s  Award  Cash  Management  Service (ACM$).

oGrantee   Responsibilities   and   Federal   Requirements,   Article   2, has been supplemented  with  language  regarding  the  Authorized  Organizational  Representative (AOR).

oRecipient  Integrity  and  Performance  Matters,  Article 37, is  an  entirely  new  Article which  implements  the  requirements  stipulated  in  Appendix  XII  to  Part  200  of  2  CFR  §200.          

·Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II Grant General Conditions:

oPrior  Approval  Requirements,  Article  3, contains  a  new  requirement that  written approval  (e.g.  via  email)  is  required  from  the  cognizant  NSF  Program  Director  for  any project revision that results in a 5% or greater budget reallocation.     

oPayments,  Article  13, contains  a  new  requirement  that  all  SBIR  Phase  II  awardees must request payments electronically through NSF’s Award Cash Management Service (ACM$).

oGrantee   Responsibilities   and   Federal   Requirements,   Article   2, has been supplemented  with  language  regarding  the  Authorized  Organizational  Representative  (AOR).

oNo-Cost  Extensions,  Article  5, has  been  updated to  describe the  revised procedures for submitting no-cost extension requests.

oProject Reporting Requirements, Article 14, clarifies the timing of interim reports and the information that is required.

oRecipient  Integrity  and  Performance  Matters,  Article  39, is  an  entirely  new  Article which  implements  the  requirements  stipulated  in  Appendix  XII  to  Part  200  of  2  CFR  §200.         

·Administration of NSF Conference or Group Travel Grant Special Conditions (FL 26):

oThe FL 26 has been revised to update external references to the Grant General Conditions (GC-1) Articles.

Questions regarding this Notice should be directed to your Contract and Grant Officer in SPA or your Industry Contract Officer for questions related to SBIR/STTR awards.

 

Sandra M. Stevens

Associate Director, Sponsored Projects

 

Sponsored Projects Administration

Office of Research

University of California, Irvine

5171 California Avenue, Suite 150

Irvine, CA  92697-7600

PH:  (949) 824-4928

Fax: (949) 824-2094

E-mail:     

http://www.research.uci.edu/

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From: “Feldman, Jean I.” <jfeldman@nsf.govCtrl+;Click or tap to follow the link”>jfeldman@nsf.gov>
Date: June 24, 2016 at 11:39:19 AM EDT
To: NSF POLICY <>
Cc: “Rissi, Erika Johnson” <>, “Bell, Dale” <>, “Rubenstein, Martha A.” <>, “Grancorvitz, Teresa A” <>
Subject: Issuance of Revised NSF Award Terms and Conditions

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Dear Colleagues:

I wanted to make you aware that the Foundation’s entire suite of Award Terms and Conditions (see full listing below) has been revised to implement the requirements stipulated in Appendix XII to Part 200 of 2 CFR § 200 (the Uniform Guidance) regarding the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS), as well as other clarifications to the conditions.  Each set of terms and conditions is accompanied by a comprehensive summary of changes made to that document.

The revised Terms and Conditions will apply to all new NSF awards and funding amendments to existing NSF awards issued on or after July 1, 2016. 

Revisions have been made to the following documents:

·Grant General Conditions (GC-1);

·Cooperative Agreement Financial & Administrative Terms and Conditions (CA-FATC);

·Cooperative Agreement Supplemental Financial & Administrative Terms and Conditions for Managers of Large Facilities;

·Cooperative Agreement Supplemental Financial & Administrative Terms and Conditions for Managers of Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCS);

·International Research Terms and Conditions;

·Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I Grant General Conditions; 

·Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II Grant General Conditions; and

·Administration of NSF Conference or Group Travel Grant Special Conditions (FL 26).

These Award Terms and Conditions are available electronically at: http://www.nsf.gov/awards/managing/award_conditions.jsp?org=NSF.   

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact the DIAS/Policy Office on (703) 292-8243 or by email to .

Regards,

Jean

Jean Feldman

Head, Policy Office

Division of Institution & Award Support (DIAS)

Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management