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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 (CO VID-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) EXPIRES 06/16/20

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)  EXPIRES 06/16/20

M-20-11:  Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (3/9/20) EXPIRES 07/26/20

National Institutes of Health

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COVID-19 FAQs Current of of 6/18 (Superceded by 7/2 FAQs)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

FAQs on COVID-19  Flexibilities for Applicants and Recipients (Updated 6/15/20)

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  (4/8/20)

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)

FAQs on COVID-19  Flexibilities for Applicants and Recipients (Updated 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 (3/9/20)

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

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)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Relating to NSF’s Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-26 for NSF Proposers and Awardees (7/20/20)

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 (6/17/20)

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

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)

NSF Guidance on the Effects of COVID-19 on Human Subjects Research (4/8/20)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposers and Awardees (Updated 4/2/20)

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 (3/23/20)

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)

Department of Justice

Grants Funding Resources

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 Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition

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

Centers for Disease Control

Updated Flexibilities Guidance for Applicants and Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance Affected by COVID-19 (7/8/20)

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 (3/23/20)

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

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)

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 Commerce

Message to Contractors on Health and Safety Precautions for COVID-19  (3/24/20)

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

HRSA

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

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA COVID -19 For Grantees

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)

DARPA

COVID-19 Guidance USD(R&E)

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

Department of Transportation

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

USDA – National Institute of Food and Agriculture

NIFA-20-006 Implementation of OMB Memo M-20-17 (4/9/20)

NIFA FAQS for Grantees (4/8/20)

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

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

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 (3/26/20)

Frequently Asked Questions for DOD Research Proposers and Awardees Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (3/24/20)

Food and Drug Administration

FDA Guidance on Conduct of Clinical Trials of Medical Products during COVID-19 Pandemic (Updated 5/11/20)

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)

Department of Health and Human Services

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 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)

USAID

Memorandum authorizing COVID 19 flexibilities pursuant to OMB Memorandum M-20-17 (updated 5/8/20)

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

Environmental Protection Agency

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

National Endowment for the Humanities

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

National Endowment for the Arts

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

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Information for IMLS Grant Applicants and Awardees (Undated)

Department of Interior

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

Department of Labor

Contracts for Coronavirus Relief Efforts (3/17/20)

Department of State

Exchange Visitor Program Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Acquisition.Gov

Coronavirus Acquisition-Related Information and Resources

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

Defense Pricing and Contracts

COVID-19 DPC Memorandums

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

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

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)

Institute of Education Sciences

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

 

Additional Resources:

American College Health Association:  https://www.acha.org/documents/resources/guidelines/ACHA_Preparing_for_COVID-19_March-3-2020.pdf

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

Association of American Medical Colleges:  https://www.aamc.org/coronavirus-resources

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/

FEMA:  Public Assistance and Policy Guide:  https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1525468328389-4a038bbef9081cd7dfe7538e7751aa9c/PAPPG_3.1_508_FINAL_5-4-2018.pdf

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

Guidance for Interruptions of study related to Coronavirus (Department of Education):  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communhttps://ifap.ed.gov/electronic-announcements/030520Guidance4interruptionsrelated2CoronavirusCOVID19ity/guidance-ihe-response.html

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