Government shutdown will impact federal grants and related activities
Most federal agencies have now posted their guidance for a lapse in FY2014 appropriations in the case of a federal government shutdown. Please consult the website for your granting agency. Remember that Federal employees are not even allowed to answer emails during a government shutdown. We will provide additional information as available if the shutdown lasts more than a few days.
- The Department of Education’s 2013 contingency plan. Specifically for financial aid administrators, the Department has also released Federal Student Aid Processing and Customer Service Guidance
- The National Science Foundation posted the NSF Plan for Operations During a Funding Hiatus.
- The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued contingency staffing and shutdown guidance.
- The Department of Agriculture (USDA) has posted a Lapse in Funding website.
- The Department of Energy posted today an updated website of questions and answers related to a shutdown.
- The Department of Defense has also posted a website outlining their activities under a shutdown.
- NASA has posted on their budget website NASA’s shutdown plan and related FAQs.
- The Grants.gov website has posted that they “will remain in an operational status, but with reduced federal support staff presence, should a lapse in appropriations occur. In addition, we anticipate that the Grants.gov Contact Center will remain available, and provide assistance to callers.”
The Office of Management and Budget has now almost fully updated their compiled list of federal agency contingency plans.
--Division of Research & Economic Development.