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PLEASE READ: Based on prior shutdowns, we anticipate the following for impacted agencies as it relates to federally funded contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, and subawards:

Proposal Submissions: Generally speaking, Grants.gov will be maintained by the agencies so that grants can be submitted. They will be held in a queue and processed after the government fully reopens. Proposal deadlines may be impacted. We recommend that principal investigators continue proposal preparation and internal submission based on the sponsors' current submission deadline.

New Awards: New awards are likely to be delayed until after the shutdown is over. Be very cautious about spending funds before an award document is received. All expenditures must occur during the period of performance.

Routine Administration of Grants and Contracts by the Agencies: It is expected that requests for re-budgeting, no-cost extensions, award continuations, and other action decisions may not be processed or will be significantly slowed down.

Availability of Funds: The Research Foundation may not be able to receive reimbursement from the federal sponsor as we may not be able to draw down or invoice from the federal agencies mentioned above. Please refer to the Agency Contingency Plans on the Office of Management and Budget website for details.

The agencies listed below are currently impacted.

  • Department of Agriculture (DOA)
  • Department of Commerce (DOC)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Department of State (DOS)
  • Department of the Interior (DOI)
  • Department of the Treasury (USDT)
  • Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)

Please note that FY19 federal funding appropriations are approved for many agencies. The shutdown may not impact current or anticipated research funding from the following:

  • Department of Defense (DOD)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Department of Education (DOED)

The Office of Research and the Research Foundation are closely monitoring the government shutdown and its impact on the university’s federally sponsored projects. Our goal is to continue to process items as received within the constraints set by the sponsoring agencies. Should you receive any shutdown-related correspondence directly from the sponsor (e.g., stop work order), please immediately provide the information to your OSP manager at the Research Foundation. We will post additional informationon the Research Foundation website as soon as it becomes available.