2013 Federal Government Shutdown
Here are some general guidelines:
- Active grants and contracts will continue unless a stop work order is issued.
- New grants or contracts will likely not be issued.
- New grant proposals are being accepted by Grants.gov, but will not be reviewed. NIH, in particular, is discouraging grantees from submitting proposalsduring the shutdown period.
- Continuations, supplements, and new increments of funding may be delayed. If a college or unit decides to spend in anticipation of new funding, such expenditure shall be at its own financial risk.
- Federal employees may not be available to provide technical or administrative support.
- Electronic systems for proposal submission, payment, or reporting and agency websites may not function.
Below are links to general information about the shutdown and its impacts
- OMB Agency Shutdown Website Contains information about shutdown plans for many federal agencies. If the agency shuts off access to their websites, this may be the only source of information.
- GovExec Website Note that this article contains links to many federal agencies sites that may be more up to date than what's provided below.
- Chronicle of Higher Education Article
- 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."
|NSF|| NSF External Guidance (PDF)
NSF Shutdown Plan (PDF)
|NIH|| NIH Informal Notice about Potential Lapse in Appropriated Funds(PDF)
NIH Grants Notice on Shutdown(PDF)
NIH email to grantees(PDF)
|DoD|| DoD Shutdown Website
|DOE||DOE information for government shutdown(PDF)|
|NIST||NIST Funding Lapse notification(PDF)|
|NOAA||NOAA Shutdown Plan (PDF)|
|NASA|| NASA website is no longer active. Memo available from unofficial website.
NASA email about grants and cooperative agreements(PDF)
NASA email on shutdown(PDF)
|DHHS||DHHS Contingency Staffing Plan(PDF)|
|DOJ|| DOJ Contingency Plan(PDF)
DOJ email on grant support(PDF)
|USDA|| USDA website is no longer active, but guidance regarding specific USDA divisions can be found here.
Forest Service email(PDF)
|Dept of Educ||Educ Shutdown Website|
|DTRA||DTRA Shutdown Memo(PDF)|
|CDC|| CDC Budget Website
CDC email to grantee(PDF)
CDC letter to grantee(PDF)
CDC email update (Oct 4)
|USGS||USGS Shutdown Memo(PDF)|
|Dept of Interior|| Email to grantees(PDF)