Get writing people. The NIH Omnibus Challenge in response to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is available in pdf form.
The application due date is April 27, 2009.
This is only part of the stimulus but it may be most of the newly-solicited stuff.

As part of the Recovery Act, NIH has designated at least $200 million in FYs 2009 – 2010 for a new initiative called the NIH Challenge Grants in Health and Science Research, to fund 200 or more grants, contingent upon the submission of a sufficient number of scientifically meritorious applications.

To get you quickly up to speed in your buzz-wording:

The NIH has identified a range of Challenge Areas that focus on specific knowledge gaps, scientific opportunities, new technologies, data generation, or research methods that would benefit from an influx of funds to quickly advance the area in significant ways. Within each broad Challenge Area the NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices have specified particular Challenge Topics that address their missions. These broad Challenge Areas are provided below. Click on the Challenge Area for the detailed description of the specific Challenge Topics within that area that have been accorded the highest priority by the NIH Institute, Center or Office indicated.

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