Program Projects Grants (PPG)

Though the term “program project grant” refers to specific funding mechanisms at NIH, it can also be used more generally to describe multi-faceted projects and programs. A PPG will have multiple research projects or programs that are integrated into a common theme but are budgeted for separately. For instance the Title VI Language Resource Centers funded through the Department of Education may have budget components that are supporting the administration of the Center, research, outreach, training and development and fellowships all integrated around a specific geographical region.

Budgets for PPGs get quickly complicated because each individual part contributes to a common research goal and the budgets “roll up” into a single combined or composite budget.