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Government Sponsor COVID-19 Guidance

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Council On Government Relations (COGR)

COGR FAQs, Federal Agencies Guidance Matrix and Resources on COVID-19 Impact to Federal Awards  (Updated 5/27/20)

Institutional and Agency Responses to COVID-19 and Additional Resources 

Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy - U.S. Department of Energy

Refer to the Department of Energy (DOE)

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)

No-Cost Extensions and PI & Project Manager Effort Requirements on CIRM funded projects impacted by COVID-19  (Added 3/25/20)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Updated Flexibilities Guidance for Applicants and Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance Affected by COVID-19  (Added 7/10/20)

Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education  (Updated 3/18/20)

Department of Agriculture (USDA) - National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Partners  (Added 4/5/20)

NIFA-20-005 - NIFA Coronavirus FAQs  (Updated 4/6/20)

Department of Air Force (USAF) and Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

Memorandum for Grantees  (Added 4/5/20)

Department of Defense (DOD) and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Exemptions for DOD Financial Assistant Recipients due to COVID-19  (Added 4/5/20)

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

Department of Education (ED)

Institute of Education Sciences (IES) FAQs about COVID-19 for IES Grantees  (Added 4/8/20)

Department of Energy (DOE) and Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)

Guidance for Non-Productive Labor Charges Attributable to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency  (Added 6/25/20)

Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-17  (Added 4/3/20)

Notification of ARPA-E Quarterly Reporting and Reminders on Subject Invention, Patent and Publication Disclosures   (Added 4/10/20)

ARPA-E Actions Owing to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency  (Added 4/6/20)​

Resources Supporting Coronavirus Research  (Added 3/17/20)

Office of Science memorandum on solicitation due dates though Mid-April  (Added 3/16/20)

Dear Colleague Letter - Input and Collaboration on Science and Technology Response to COVID-19  (Added 3/17/20)

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

OHRP Guidance for Application of the Human Subjects Protection Regulations in response to COVID-19  (Added 4/10/20)

Department of the Interior (DOI)

COVID-19 Updates for Financial Assistance Recipients  (Added 4/10/20)

Department of Justice (DOJ)

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) - Notice to Award Recipients

Office of Justice Programs (OJP) - Grant Recipient Updates:  #1#2

Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) - Resources and FAQs for Grantees - COVID-19 Updates

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Frequent Questions on Grant Issues in Response to (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency  (Added 4/5/20)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Guidance on Conduct of Clinical Trials of Medical Products during COVID-19 pandemic  (Added 4/5/20)

FDA NOT-FD-20-019 - Flexibilities available to Applicants and Recipients affected by COVID-19  (Added 5/7/20)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Guidance regarding Salary Flexibility for Grant Recipients impacted by COVID-19  (Added 10/16/20)

NASA Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-17  (Added 4/5/20)

FAQs on Grants and Research During COVID-19 Epidemic  (Added 4/5/20)

Science Mission Directive FAQs on Grants and Research during the COVID-19 Epidemic  (Added 3/31/20)

Grants Policy and Compliance (GP&C) Memo on COVID-19 and Federal Financial Assistance  (Added 3/31/20)

COVID-19 Impact to NASA SBIR/STTR Program  (Added 4/14/20)

NASA Memo - Update to Covid-19 Safety Protocols (Added 9/1/22)

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

FAQs and Information for Applicants and Grantees in response to COVID-19  (Added 4/10/20)

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

FAQs Funding for NEH Applicants and Grantees Impacted by the Coronavirus  (Added 4/5/20)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH COVID-19 Guidance - School of Medicine - Research Management Group (RMG) COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Extending the Special Exception to the NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Post-Submission Material Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic  (Added 8/17/20)

NIH Implementation of OMB M-20-26  (Updated 6/25/20)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - COVID-19  Flexibilities

Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding

Applicant/Recipient COVID-19 Update History

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST Implementation of OMB M-20-17 Select Flexibilities  (Added 5/7/20)

Message to all NIST/NTIA Recipients - Reference to OMB Memos M-20-11 and M-20-17  (Added 3/25/20)

Notification of implementation of OMB Memo M-20-17  (Added 5/1/20)

Notice to Contractors, Vendors, and Recipients of Grants and Cooperative Agreements  (Added 5/1/20)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Health and Safety Information for Financial Assistance Recipients during COVID-19  (Added 4/16/20)

Guidance Regarding Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants Impacted by COVID-19  (Added 4/16/20)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

NSF Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-21-20  (Updated 4/30/21)

FAQs Relating to NSF's Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-26  (Updated 7/30/20)

NSF Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-26  (Updated 6/25/20)

Impact on Existing Deadline Dates for certain solicitations or Dear Colleague Letters  (Updated 6/16/20)

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

NSF Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-17  (Updated 4/1/20)

NSF Coronavirus Information Detailed guidance on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)  (Updated 4/1/20)

NSF Frequently Asked Questions About the Coronavirus Disease for NSF Proposers and Awardees  (Updated 3/4/20)

NSF Dear Colleague Letter on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)  (Updated 4/3/20)

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

Memo M-20-11 - Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Fed ral Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)  (Added 3/23/20)

Memo 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  (Added 3/23/20)

Memo M-20-18 - Managing Federal Contract Performance Issues Associated with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)  (Added  3/23/20)

Memo M-20-20 - Re-purposing Existing Federal Financial Assistance Programs and Awards to Support the Emergency Response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)  (Added 4/10/20)

Memo M-20-21 - Implementation Guidance for Supplemental Funding in Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)  (Added 4/14/20)

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

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

Office of Naval Research (ONR)

ONR FAQs for Current and Prospective Awardees Impacted by Novel COVID-19  (Added 4/3/20)

Coronavirus Assistance and Acquisition Related Information and Resources  (Added 4/3/20)

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

STScI response and updates due to COVID-19  (Added 4/15/20)

US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA)

COVID-19 FAQs for USAMRAA Grants and Cooperative Agreements  (Added 3/18/20)

US Agency for International Development (USAID)

COVID-19 Guidance for implementing partners  (Added 4/5/20)