The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Bill Number H.R.1 for the 111th Congress, PASSED February 10, 12:27 P.M., as amended by Senate, Vote number 61, signed into law by President Barack Obama on February 17, 2009 in Denver, Colorado.
Animal Care Systems (ACS) products are American Made.
- ACS is a tax-paying "C" Corporation located in Centennial, Colorado. Federal Tax Identification #84-1438497.
- We directly employ 37 individuals.
- In the United States, we are represented by a network of eight Manufacturers Reps, employing 42 individuals.
- Major suppliers include 28 companies sourcing plastic, steel, hardware and special components for our systems. These companies employ approximately 1350 individuals.
- In addition, we use US companies for tools, supplies, software, information systems, shipping, travel, hospitality, insurance and banking.
- ACS improves US trade balance, by exporting more than 25% of our production to Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, UK and elsewhere.
- We are in compliance with all federal, state and local laws governing employment and commerce.
- ACS is classified as a small business.
G-20 (RFA-RR-09-007) Grant Checklist
- The Recovery Act has made $1.0B available for grants to construct, renovate, or repair existing non-Federal research facilities. Recovery Act funds will be allocated to awards under this FOA (RFA-RR-09-007).
- To make major alterations and renovations to existing buildings, add to existing buildings, complete uninhabitable shell space in existing buildings, or construct new facilities respond to RFA-RR-09-008. Funds requested under that FOA range from $2M to $15M.
Budget & Project Period
Budgets for direct costs between $1M and $10M may be requested. The budget may include a request for general-purpose equipment, for alteration and renovation funds, or both. The total project period for an award made in response to this FOA may not exceed five years.
Are you eligible?
- Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
- Non-profit Private Institutions of Higher Education
- Non-profit Hispanic-serving Institutions
- Non-profit Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
- Non-profit Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)
- Non-profit Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions
- Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)
- Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)
- Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognized)
- Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organizations
- Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized)
- Regional Organizations
Are you registered?
- To find out if an organization is already Commons-registered, see the "List of Grantee Organizations Registered in NIH eRA Commons."
- Direct questions regarding the Commons registration to eRA Commons Help Desk, Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free)
- Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov/applicants/get_registered.jsp)
- eRA Commons (http://era.nih.gov/ElectronicReceipt/preparing.htm)
- PDs/PIs should work with their institutions/organizations to make sure they are registered in the NIH eRA Commons
- Organizational/Institutional Registration in Grants.gov/Get Registered
- Applicants must download the SF424 (R&R) application forms and the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide for this FOA through Grants.gov/Apply
- Prepare all applications using the SF424 (R&R) application forms and in accordance with the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide for this FOA through Grants.gov/Apply
- SF424 (R&R) (Cover component)
- Research & Related Other Project Information
- Research & Related Senior/Key Person
- Budget Information for Construction Programs (SF-424)
- PHS398 Cover Page Supplement
- PHS398 Checklist
- PHS398 Cover Letter File (Optional)
Submission, Review & Anticipated Start Dates
- Opening Date: August 17, 2009 (Earliest date an application may be submitted to Grants.gov)
- Application Due Date(s): September 17, 2009
- Peer Review Date(s): February 2010
- Council Review Date(s): May 2010
- Earliest Anticipated Start Date(s): July 2010
*To submit an application in response to this FOA, applicants access this FOA via http://www.grants.gov/applicants/apply_for_grants.jsp and follow Steps 1-4. Note: Applications must only be submitted electronically. PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
- Environmental Analysis Form http://www.ncrr.nih.gov/resinfra/environmental_Analysis_Form.pdf.
- Budget Justification and Vendor Quote(s): A justification must be provided for each piece of equipment.
- Certification of Title to Site: Applicants must include a legal opinion describing the interest the applicant has in the performance site. The legal opinion should describe any mortgages or other foreclosable liens on the property, including the principal amount of the mortgage (and rate of interest); the dates of the mortgage; the terms and conditions of repayment; the appraised value of the property; and any provisions designed to protect the Federal interest in the property. The facility must be utilized for biomedical or behavioral research purposes for which it was improved for at least 10 years beginning on the date of beneficial occupancy of the space. Any lease agreement must cover a time period sufficient for the usage requirement and be a minimum of 10 years in length from the completion of the facility.
- In a separate brief attachment, applicants must include an estimate of the number of American jobs expected to be created, or maintained by this project. In this document, applicants must also briefly summarize their plans to implement green/sustainable design principals.
Review & Selection Considerations:
- Overall Impact
- Significance and Need
- Project Management and Institutional Commitment
- Design Considerations
- Architectural and Engineering Criteria
Direct inquiries about project design issues to:
Peer Review Contact:
Financial/Grants Management Contact:
- Required Federal Citations: The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. No. 111-5):
- Standard Terms and Conditions for Recovery Act Awards: The full text of these terms approved for NIH awards can be found in the following document: