Questions about the federal government shutdown continue. In an effort to answer these questions and clarify the previous notice it is recommended that UTMB investigators refer to the following guidelines.
First, continue submitting applications, progress reports and JIT to all Federal agencies unless otherwise instructed via a targeted email;
Currently NASA, NSF, USDA, EPA and NOAA are closed. These agencies have generally halted intramural research activities, suspended new grant awards and shuttered federally operated scientific facilities. Before proceeding please verify travel and sponsored activities for these agencies;
Last, the NIH and Department of Education are open and operating under normal business guidelines as Congress had already approved their funding.