NIH & AHRQ Salary Cap: Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements FY 2019

NIH & AHRQ issued announcements that their salary caps increased from $189,600 to $192,300.  See NIH Guidance NOT-OD-19-099 and AHRQ Guidance NOT-HS-19-013.  The effective date of this increase is January 6th, 2019

In summary, this is how the $192,300 salary cap can be applied:

  • Proposals: NIH and AHRQ proposal budgets may be submitted using the new cap.
  • Active Awards: Can rebudget funds to allow for increase in rates. It is a good time to verify all salary allocations, and adjust salary distributions as appropriate.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your SPA Project Officer. 

April 17, 2019