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OMB Updates Administrative Relief Guidance

Mar 20, 2020, 13:45 PM by Melodi Moore

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The Office of Management and Budget has released 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”.  The document expands on the previously issued guidance (M-20-11).

The document addresses additional flexibility to grant recipients performing essential research and services necessary to carry out the emergency response related to COVID-19. These flexibilities include:

  • Application Deadlines
  • Waiver of Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO) Publications
  • No-cost extensions on expiring awards
  • Abbreviated non-competitive continuation requests
  • Allowability of salaries, project activities and costs not normally chargeable to Awards
  • Exemption of certain procurement requirements
  • Extension of Close-Out
  • More

These exceptions will be issued by the federal sponsoring agency on a case-by-case basis.  If you feel that any of the relief listed within the new guidance may apply to you, please contact the Sponsored Project analyst under which your concern falls.

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