The NIH Notice of Award is the legal document issued to notify the grantee that an award has been made.
It is issued for the initial budget period. If subsequent budget periods are also approved, it will include a reference to those budgetary commitments. Funding for subsequent budget periods are generally provided in annual increments following the annual assessment of progress. This funding is also contingent on the availability of funds.
The NIH Notice of Award includes all applicable terms of award either by reference or specific statements. It provides contact information for the assigned program officer and grants management specialist.