Private agency grants provide aid to researchers from private groups which are not funded by federal, state or governmental agencies.
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.
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.
No Cost Extension
An extension year is not allowed for Fellowship awards. All other extensions follow the information provided for National Awards.
All AHA awards are reported in the AHA on-line system regardless of type.
|Expenditures||AHA National||AHA SW Affiliate|
|Alterations & Renovations||Only if essential, prior AHA approval is required||Only if essential, prior AHA approval is required|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Uniform, Wearing Apparel||No||No|