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Private agency grants provide aid to researchers from private groups which are not funded by federal, state or governmental agencies.

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION- NATIONAL

This page contains information regarding post-award guidelines for both the American Heart Association National and SouthWest Affiliate programs.. The American Heart National Grants are setup under fund 56003. The American Heart SouthWest Affiliate Grants are setup under fund 56004.

 The Information provided on these pages is issued as a guide. Always feel free to contact the PAF Team or the Agency concerning any issue or question you might have.

AHA National Guide for Grant Awardees

AHA National Grants


Allowability

There are several award types from AHA and each has varied allowability. Please refer to the application document or the award letter to determine the type of award. The maximum PI salary/fringe vary by award type. Please refer to the appropriate table in the guidelines to determine what applies to your award.


No Cost Extension

Request are made through the AHA system. PAF is not notified when the request is submitted, so please provide an electronic copy to PAF@uth.tmc.edu. See guidelines for specific requirements.

Carry Forward on all award types - $10,000 or less only needs to be requested on financial report. Over $10,000 requires agency approval.

SOUTHWEST AFFILIATE GUIDELINES

AHA Guide for Affiliate Awardees


No Cost Extension

An extension year is not allowed for Fellowship awards. All other extensions follow the information provided for National Awards.


Reporting Requirements

All AHA awards are reported in the AHA on-line system regardless of type.

Reporting

AMERICAN HEART ALLOWABILITY GRID

Expenditures AHA National AHA SW Affiliate
Alterations & Renovations Only if essential, prior AHA approval is required Only if essential, prior AHA approval is required
Books, Subscriptions No No
Co-PI Salary/Fringe May be requested, prior AHA approval required & within specified limits Yes, if allowed by affiliate
Computers Yes, prior AHA approval required for over $5k Yes if allowed by affiliate
Consultative Services May be requested May be requested
Equipment Yes, prior AHA approval required for over 25% of annual project account Yes, prior AHA approval is required
Expenses in Obtaining a Visa Indirect Costs No No
Fringe Benefits/ Health Insurance Yes, up to $1k toward health insurance cost (on fellowship)
Indirect Cost Up to 10% of total annual expenditures Yes, if allowed by affiliate
Malpractice Insurance No No
Membership Dues Yes,only for AHA membership dues No
Other Personnel Salary/Fringes Yes, personnel with doctorate degrees must be approved by AHA Yes, if allowed by affiliate & program
Overhead (Postage, Rent, Lights, Office Furniture, Telephone, etc) Up to 10% of total annual expenditures No
Parking Fees No No
Patient Care, Hospitalization, Diagnostic Laboratory Tests No No
Patient Transportation May be requested May be requested
Payment of Human Subjects May be requested May be requested

Personnel Recruitment

No No
PI Salary/Fringe Yes, within specified limits Yes, if allowed by affiliate & within specified limits
Postage- Overnight Mail Related to Project Yes Yes
Publication Costs & Reprints Yes Yes, if allowed by affiliate & within specified limits
Receptions & Meals No No
Scientific Meetings Abroad No No
Service Contracts Yes Yes
Supplies Yes Yes
Telephone- Long Distance Related to Project Yes Yes
Travel, Domestic Yes, up to $3k per year Yes, if allowed by the affiliate & program & within specified limits
Travel, Foreign May be requested May be requested
Tuition Costs No No
Uniform, Wearing Apparel No No