AHRQ clarifies grant application rules

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has issued a notice about its expectations with the completion of grants awarded from the funding provided by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). Among the key points:

  1. To reaffirm to AHRQ grantees that the primary goals of all AHRQ Recovery Act awards are to create U.S. jobs and accelerate the pace of health services research;
  2. To remind project directors/principal investigators (PD/PIs) and grantee institutions that AHRQ fully expects Recovery Act grantees to expend project funds in a timely and expeditious manner in accordance with the expected pace of research;
  3. To remind grantees that all Recovery Act expenditures remain subject to terms and conditions on the Notice of Award, including the AHRQ-HHS Standard Terms and Conditions for ARRA Awards (see http://www.ahrq.gov/fund/arraterms.htm) and all referenced regulations and OMB Circulars.