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Agency Guidance Specific to Federal Award Impact

HURON 

Huron’s Summary of Agency Responses to OMB Guidance

Office of Management and Budget

M-20-26 Extension of Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations  (6/18/20)

M-20-23: Aligning Federal Agency Operations with the National Guidelines for Opening Up America Again (4/20/20)

M-20-22:  Preserving the Resilience of the Federal Contracting Base in the Fight Against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (4/17/20)

M-20-21: Implementation Guidance for Supplemental Funding Provided in Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (4/10/20)

M-20-20:  Repurposing Existing Federal Financial Assistance Programs and Awards to Support the Emergency Response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (4/9/20)

M-20-18: Managing Federal Contract Performance Issues Associated with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)  (3/20/20)

M-20-17:  Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations  (3/19/20)

M-20-11:  Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (3/9/20)

Council on Government Relations

 COGR Resources:

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 Please visit COGR’s Institutional and Agency Responses to COVID-19 and Additional Resources page for a list of federal agency guidance released to date, links to institutional COVID-19 policies, and other helpful resources.  Questions related to COVID-19 or COGR resources can be sent to COVID19@cogr.edu.

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THE FOLLOWING AGENCIES ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER:

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Acquisition.Gov

Coronavirus Acquisition-Related Information and Resources  

Implementation Guidance for Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

Centers for Disease Control

Updated Flexibilities Guidance for Applicants and Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance Affected by COVID-19 (7/27/20)

Information for CDC Applicants and Recipients of CDC Funding (3/23/20)

Flexibilities Available to Applicants and Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance Affected by COVID-19 (Updated 7/27/20)

General Funding and Grants Frequently Asked Questions (3/23/20)

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

COVID_19 Response from the Neilsen Foundation (4/10/20)

Update - Emergency Support from the Neilsen Foundation 

DARPA

COVID-19 Guidance USD(R&E)

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) for DARPA Performers (3/19/20)

Defense Pricing and Contracts

COVID-19 DPC Memorandums

Department of Commerce

For Additional Guidance, DOC References OMB M-20-18 (3/20/20)

Department of Defense

ALLOW EXEMPTIONS FOR DOD FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS AFFECTED BY THE LOSS OF OPERATIONAL CAPACITY AND INCREASED COSTS DUE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS

COVID-19 FAQs for Grant Applicants and Recipients (Updated 5/1/20)

Frequently Asked Questions for DOD Research Proposers and Awardees Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (6/18/20)

Department of Energy 

ARPA-E Actions Owing to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (4/3/20)

PF 2020-20 COVID-19 Guidance for Financial Assistance Actions (3/30/20)

Accommodating Interruptions from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (3/13/20)

ARPA Funding Agreements and Project Guidance

Department of Interior

COVID-19 Updates for Financial Assistance Recipients (Undated, Refers Grantees to M-20-11 -17, -20, -21)

Department of Health and Human Services (3/14/20)

OHRP Issues Guidance for Application of the Human Subjects Protection Regulations to Actions Taken in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (4/9/20)

OHRP Guidance on COVID-19 (4/8/20)

Preparation for Potential COVID-19 Impact on Contract and Contractor Performance (3/14/20)

Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Grantees and Recipients- Information Memorandum: IM-ACF-OA-2020-01 (3/31/20)

ORI Operations Status during Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Department of Justice

Grants Funding Resources 

Department of Labor

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (Undated)

Department of State

Exchange Visitor Program Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Department of the Air Force (Sent to Contractors, Subject to Change)

Guidance on No Cost Extensions (3/26/20) 

Potential Contract Impacts due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) (3/17/20)

Department of Transportation

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Deadline Extension for Federal Transit Administration Competitive Grant Programs (3/27/20)

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA Frequent Questions on Grant Issues in Response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency (3/27/20)

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response:  https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus

Bringing Resources to State, Local, Tribal & Territorial Governments:  https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus/governments

COVID-19 Fact Sheets & Guidance:  https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus/fact-sheets

Food and Drug Administration

FDA Guidance on Conduct of Clinical Trials of Medical Products during COVID-19 Pandemic (Updated 7/2/20)

FAQs on 3D Printing of Medical Devices, Accessories, Components, and Parts During the COVID-19 Pandemic

FDA - Flexibilities Available to Applicants and Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance Affected by COVID-19 (3/26/20)

HRSA

COVID-19 Grantee Frequently Asked Questions (3/23/20)

Institute of Education Sciences

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS) ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) FOR IES GRANTEES

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Information for IMLS Grant Applicants and Awardees (Undated)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration 

NASA COVID -19 For Grantees

NASA Implementation of M-20-26 (Undated)

NASA Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-17 (Undated) 

Grants and Research during the COVID-19 Epidemic (3/25/20)

Memo to Contractors (Guidance Sent to Contractors, Subject to Change, 3/24/20)

COVID-19 Impact to NASA SBIR/STTR Program (3/20/20)

Assistant Administrator for Procurement Message on Coronavirus (3/10/20)

National Endowment for the Arts 

National Endowment for the Arts FAQs and Information for Applicants and Grantees in response to COVID-19 (Undated) 

National Endowment for the Humanities

FAQs – Funding for NEH Applicants and Grantees Impacted by the Coronavirus (3/30/20)

National Institutes of Health (3/17/20)

Guidance for Applicants Preparing Applications for the Fall 2020 Due Dates During the COVID-19 Pandemic (7/8/20)

COVID -19 FAQs Updated for OMB Memorandum M-20-26 (7/2/20)

COVID-19 FAQs Current of of 6/18 (Superceded by 7/2 FAQs)

NIH Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-26 "Extension of Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations  (6/25/20)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):  Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients

NIH Extramural Response to Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies

COVID-19 Pandemic Contingency Planning for Animal Care and Use Programs

NOT-OD-20-123 Special Exception to the NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Post-Submission Material Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic (6/9/20)

Notice of NICHD Participation in NOT-EB-20-012 "Notice of Change in Application Due Date for PAR-19-215 Due to Public Health Emergency for United States Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (6/5/20)

NIH Late Application Policy for Institutional Training Grants to PA-20-142 and PA-20-162 Due to Public Health Emergency for United States Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (5/11/20)

OHRP Guidance on Response to COVID-19 (4/28/20)

Considerations for New and Ongoing Human Subjects Research During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (4/24/20)

COVID-19 Pandemic Response Resources and FAQs for Animal Care and Use Programs  (Updated 7/2/20)

Flexibilities Available to AHRQ Recipients and Applicants Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Due to Loss of Operations (4/6/20)

UPDATE: NOT-OD-20-091 NIH Late Application Policy Due to Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (3/26/20)

Applicant/Recipient COVID-19 Update History (3/25/20)

Special OLAW Webinar on March 19: Pandemic Contingency Planning and Its Impact on Animal Care (3/19/20)

NIH Message to Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funds on Flexibilities Needed for COVID-19 (Youtube, 3/17/20)

NOT-OD-20-088 Flexibilities for Assured Institutions for Activities of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs) Due to COVID-19 (3/16/20)

NOT-OD-20-087 Guidance for NIH-funded Clinical Trials and Human Subjects Studies Affected by COVID-19 (3/16/20)

NOT-OD-20-086 Flexibilities Available to Applicants and Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance Affected by COVID-19 (3/12/20)

NOT-OD-20-083 General Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Proposal Submission and Award Management Related to COVID-19 (3/10/20)

NOT-OD-20-082 NIH LATE APPLICATION POLICY Due to Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (3/9/20)

NIH Guidance on Travel and Meetings Hosted by NIH (Updated 5/7/20)

NCI Funding during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (3/23/20)

National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

NOAA Guidance Regarding Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Due to Loss of Operations (3/27/20)

National Science Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Relating to NSF’s Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-26 for NSF Proposers and Awardees and NSF Major Facility Cooperative Agreement Recipients (Updated 7/30/20)

NSF Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-26, “Extension of Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations” (6/25/20)

Impact on Existing Deadline Dates (Updated 7/13/20)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the NSF Dear Colleague Letter on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (NSF 20-052)  (Updated 5/29/20)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposers and Awardees (Updated 5/19/20)

NSF Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-17, entitled, “Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations” dated March 19, 2020 (Updated 5/19/20)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for National Science Foundation (NSF) Major Facility Cooperative Agreement Recipients (5/18/20)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for NSF Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) Grantees (5/7/20)

NSF Guidance on the Effects of COVID-19 on Human Subjects Research (4/13/20)

NSF Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-20 (4/10/20)

NSF Guidance on the Effects of COVID-19 on Vertebrate Animal Research (4/10/20)

 Coronavirus Information

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites, Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Sites, International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) Sites, and Similar Activities (3/31/20)

NSF Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-17 (Updated 5/19/20)

Important Notice to the Science and Engineering Community (3/23/20)

NSF Guidance for Major Facilities and Contracts Regarding COVID‐19 (3/9/20)

Dear Colleague Letter:  Provisioning Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Further Research on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (3/5/20)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposers and Awardees (3/4/20, note, this document has been archived)

National Security Agency (Guidance sent to Contractors, Subject to Change)

Notice to Contractors Regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update – Re-Release with Downgraded Classification

Non-Federal Sponsors (Courtesy of Harvard University)

COVID-19 Guidance Summaries - Non-Federal Sponsors

Office of Justice Programs, DOJ (Guidance sent to Grantees, Subject to Change)

Grantee Update #3: Updated Guidance on Short Term Administrative Relief for grantes Impacted by COVID-19

Guidance to Award Recipients Impacted by COVID-19: Short Term Relief for Various Administrative, Financial Management, and Audit Requirements  (3/21/20) 

OJP Grantee Update #1 COVID-19 Impacts (3/16/20)

Office of Naval Research (ONR)

OFFICE OF NAVAL RESARCH (ONR) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) For Current and Prospective Awardees Impacted by Novel COVID-19 (3/27/20)

SAMHSA

COVID-19 Information for SAMHSA Discretionary Grant Recipients (3/24/20)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Related to COVID-19 for SAMHSA Grant Recipients (3/24/20)

The Assistant Sectretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition

(Intent and Direction) Engaging the Research and Development Industrial Base during COVID-19 (3/24/20)

United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity

USAMRAA’s Supplemental Guidance on Administrative Flexibilities for Grants and Cooperative Agreements in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic (3/25/20)

USAMRAA Animal Research Guidance (3/19/20)

FAQs on COVID-19's Impact to Human Subjects Research

USAID

INFORMATION FROM THE OFFICE OF ACQUISITION AND ASSISTANCE IN THE BUREAU FOR MANAGEMENT OF THE U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (3/12/20)

USDA - National Institute of Food and Agriculture

NIFA-20-006 Implementation of OMB Memo M-20-17 & M-20-20 (Updated 5/27/20)

NIFA FAQS for Grantees (4/8/20)

NIFA Deadline Extensions due to COVID-19 (3/18.20)

Additional Resources:

American College Health Association:  Considerations for Reopening Institutions of Higher Education in the COVID-19 Era

American Association of State Colleges and Universities:  https://www.aascu.org/CoronavirusResources/

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Responses to Coronavirus:  https://www.aplu.org/news-and-media/communications-resources/coronavirus/

Centers for Disease Control:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/colleges-universities/index.html

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE:  

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

Council on Governmental Relations:  FAQs Regarding COVID-19's Impact to Federal Awards:  https://www.cogr.edu/faqs-regarding-covid-19s-impact-federal-awards

COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel (Department of Education)  https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus

Department of State Travel Advisories:  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/

Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Institutions of Higher Education (2013):   https://rems.ed.gov/docs/REMS_IHE_Guide_508.pdf

Health Research Alliance COVID-19: https://www.healthra.org/issues/covid-19/

Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-ihe-response.html

NAFSA:  Association of International Educators COVID -19 Information and Resources:  https://www.nafsa.org/regulatory-information/coronavirus-critical-resources

NASA Administrator Statement on Agency Coronavirus Status:  https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-administrator-statement-on-agenc...https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-administrator-statement-on-agency-coronavirus-status

NIH Extramural Response to Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/natural_disasters.htm

NIH NIAID:  Coronavirus Resources for Researchers: https://www.niaid.nih.gov/diseases-conditions/coronavirus-resources

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) Disaster Planning and Response Resources:  https://olaw.nih.gov/resources/disaster-planning.htm

OCR Issues Guidance on Telehealth Remote Communications Following Its Notification of Enforcement Discretion:  https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/03/20/ocr-issues-guidance-on-telehealth-remote-communications-following-its-notification-of-enforcement-discretion.html

PRIM&R:COVID-19 and Coronavirus: Updates for the Oversight Community:  https://blog.primr.org/covid-19-and-coronavirus-updates-for-the-oversight-community/

Resources of Institutes of Higher Education (CDC):  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/colleges-universities/index.html

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (Department of State)  https://step.state.gov/step/

State and Territorial Health Department Websites:  https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/healthdepartments.html

Student and Exchange Visitor Program (ICE): https://www.ice.gov/doclib/sevis/pdf/bcm2003-01.pdf

United States Senate Letter to OPM on Protections for Federal Employees and Contractors: 

https://www.warner.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/5/c/5c6cf147-46de-4d25-a9f1-089c74a7dcb4/A1EF0326647F6B21227B5F702169F9E4.3.6-final-opm-coronavirus-letter.pdf

US Government Response to COVID-19: https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus

World Health Organization:  https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public