Federal Plans Announced for Handling Operations During a Lapse in Appropriations - Specifics for Grantees

Federal Plans Announced for Handling Operations During a Lapse in Appropriations - Specifics for Grantees

Sep 30, 2013

Federal funding agencies have started announcing their plans for handling operations during a lapse in appropriations.  Following OMB guidance, most agencies advise that all but excepted operations will be shut down.  Excepted operations are generally limited to activities required to  preserve life and property.   

In most circumstances, work funded under a grant or cooperative agreement may continue to the extent that access to federal staff and facilities are not required and funding is available. 

Contracted work that is not in support of excepted activities and employees will generally be shut down if it is funded under a current appropriation or requires ongoing federal monitoring or access to federal facilities.  Work will generally be allowed to proceed when it is funded from prior year funds or, in limited circumstances, where multiple-year or no-year appropriation funding is available for obligation.  Agency Contract Officers will advise whether a shut down is required.  

Links to specific guidance from some of UNH’s major sponsors are provided below. 

National Science Foundation (NSF) 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)  

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

     U.S. Department of Education (ED) 

Department of Health and Human Services, including NIH

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
 

Please contact your GCA with any questions.

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