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Office of Management and Budget

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

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  (3/19/20)

M-20-11:  Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (3/9/20)

National Institutes of Health

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):  Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients

NIH Extramural Response to Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies

UPDATE: NOT-OD-20-091 NIH Late Application Policy Due to Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (3/26/20)

Applicant/Recipient COVID-19 Update History (3/25/20)

FAQs on COVID-19  Flexibilities for Applicants and Recipients (Updated 3/25/20)

Special OLAW Webinar on March 19: Pandemic Contingency Planning and Its Impact on Animal Care (3/19/20)

NIH Message to Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funds on Flexibilities Needed for COVID-19 (Youtube, 3/17/20)

NOT-OD-20-088 Flexibilities for Assured Institutions for Activities of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs) Due to COVID-19 (3/16/20)

NOT-OD-20-087 Guidance for NIH-funded Clinical Trials and Human Subjects Studies Affected by COVID-19 (3/16/20)

NOT-OD-20-086 Flexibilities Available to Applicants and Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance Affected by COVID-19 (3/12/20)

NOT-OD-20-083 General Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Proposal Submission and Award Management Related to COVID-19 (3/10/20)

NOT-OD-20-082 NIH LATE APPLICATION POLICY Due to Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (3/9/20)

NIH Guidance on Travel and Meetings Hosted by NIH (3/9/20)

National Science Foundation

NSF Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-17, entitled, “Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations” dated March 19, 2020 (4/1/20)

Coronavirus Information

Impact on Existing Deadline Dates (3/24/20)

NSF Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-17 (3/23/20)

Important Notice to the Science and Engineering Community (3/23/20)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the NSF Dear Colleague Letter on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (NSF 20-052)  (3/17/20)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposers and Awardees (3/26/20)

NSF Guidance for Major Facilities and Contracts Regarding COVID-19 (3/9/20)

Dear Colleague Letter:  Provisioning Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Further Research on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (3/5/20)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposers and Awardees (3/4/20, note, this document has been archived)

Office of Justice Programs, DOJ (Guidance sent to Grantees, Subject to Change)

Guidance to Award Recipients Impacted by COVID-19: Short Term Relief for Various Administrative, Financial Management, and Audit Requirements  (3/21/20) 

OJP Grantee Update #1 COVID-19 Impacts (3/16/20)


COVID-19 Information for SAMHSA Discretionary Grant Recipients (3/24/20)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Related to COVID-19 for SAMHSA Grant Recipients (3/24/20)

The Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition

(Intent and Direction) Engaging the Research and Development Industrial Base during COVID-19 (3/24/20)

Centers for Disease Control

Information for CDC Applicants and Recipients of CDC Funding (3/23/20)

Flexibilities Available to Applicants and Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance Affected by COVID-19 (3/23/20)

General Funding and Grants Frequently Asked Questions (3/23/20)

National Security Agency (Guidance sent to Contractors, Subject to Change)

Notice to Contractors Regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update – Re-Release with Downgraded Classification

Office of Naval Research (ONR)

OFFICE OF NAVAL RESARCH (ONR) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) For Current and Prospective Awardees Impacted by Novel COVID-19 (3/27/20)

Department of Energy

PF 2020-20 COVID-19 Guidance for Financial Assistance Actions (3/30/20)

Accommodating Interruptions from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (3/13/20)


COVID-19 Grantee Frequently Asked Questions (3/23/20)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA COVID -19 For Grantees

NASA Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-17 (Undated) 

Grants and Research during the COVID-19 Epidemic (3/25/20)

Memo to Contractors (Guidance Sent to Contractors, Subject to Change, 3/24/20)

COVID-19 Impact to NASA SBIR/STTR Program (3/20/20)

Assistant Administrator for Procurement Message on Coronavirus (3/10/20)


COVID-19 Guidance USD(R&E)

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) for DARPA Performers (3/19/20)

Department of Transportation

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Deadline Extension for Federal Transit Administration Competitive Grant Programs (3/27/20)

USDA - National Institute of Food and Agriculture

NIFA Deadline Extensions due to COVID-19 (3/18/20)

NIFA FAQS for Grantees 

United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity

USAMRAA’s Supplemental Guidance on Administrative Flexibilities for Grants and Cooperative Agreements in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic (3/25/20)

USAMRAA Animal Research Guidance (3/19/20)

FAQs on COVID-19's Impact to Human Subjects Research

Department of Defense


COVID-19 FAQs for Grant Applicants and Recipients (3/26/20)

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

Food and Drug Administration

FDA Guidance on Conduct of Clinical Trials of Medical Products during COVID-19 Pandemic

FAQs on 3D Printing of Medical Devices, Accessories, Components, and Parts During the COVID-19 Pandemic

FDA - Flexibilities Available to Applicants and Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance Affected by COVID-19 (3/26/20)

Department of Health and Human Services

Preparation for Potential COVID-19 Impact on Contract and Contractor Performance (3/14/20)

Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Grantees and Recipients- Information Memorandum: IM-ACF-OA-2020-01 (3/31/20)

ORI Operations Status during Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Department of the Air Force (Sent to Contractors, Subject to Change)

Guidance on No Cost Extensions (3/26/20) 

Potential Contract Impacts due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) (3/17/20)


Memorandum authorizing COVID 19 flexibilities pursuant to OMB Memorandum M-20-17 (3/27/20)


Environmental Protection Agency

EPA Frequent Questions on Grant Issues in Response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency (3/27/20)

National Endowment for the Humanities

FAQs – Funding for NEH Applicants and Grantees Impacted by the Coronavirus (3/30/20)

Institutional Guidance:

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University of Arizona

Website:  Health Alerts:  Coronavirus:

University of Alabama Birmingham

Continuity Plan:

Arizona State University

Novel Coronavirus:

Auburn University

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information:

Boise State University

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Boston University

COVID -19 Information:

Study Abroad and Travel:

University of California - Office of the President

How UC is Responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Research Policy Analysis and Coordination Office - Guidance on COVID-19:

University of California - Berkeley

Health Advisory:  Coronavirus:

Brochure:  Managing Fears Around Coronavirus:

Coronavirus FAQ:

University of California - Davis

Travel Announcement:  Novel Coronavirus:

Coronavirus Travel Warning, Other Cautions:

University of California - Irvine

Coronavirus Updates for the UC Community:

University of California - Los Angeles

Novel Coronavirus Update

University of California - San Francisco

Novel Coronavirus (COVID -19) Resources:

University of California - San Diego

COVID-19 Information:

COVID-19 Research Continuity

COVID-19 Sponsors and Research Partner Guidance

California Institute of Technology

COVID -19 Guidance:

Temporary Personnel Memorandum:

Carnegie Mellon University

Coronavirus Information

Case Western University

Health Updates Novel Coronavirus:

Coronavirus and Your Research Program:

Clemson University

COVID-19 Update:

COVID-19 Research Continuity:

University of Colorado Boulder

COVID-19 Guidance Page:

Colorado State University

Information about Coronavirus:

Information for Media:

Information on International Programs:

Provost Message to Faculty/Staff:

President's Email to Campus Community:

Columbia University

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Frequently Asked Questions Related to Research:

Cornell University

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Updates

Coronavirus Updates for Grants and Contracts

University of Delaware

Coronavirus-What You Need to Know:

University of Denver


Drexel University

Institutional Guidance:

Research Community Guidance:

Duke University

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Community Update:  Changes to Spring Braek and Classes, New Travel Restrictions:

Emory University

Coronavirus Updates for the Emory Community:

George Mason University

Coronavirus COVID -19:

Mason Responds - Coronavirus:

University of Idaho

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-2019)

University of Illinois


Indiana University

Public Safety Advisory:

University of Iowa

Campus Coronavirus Updates:

COVID-19 Information for Researchers:

Iowa State University

Coronavirus Update:  University Sponsored International Travel Suspended:'s%20Messages/FY20/2020.3.5%20Coronavirus%20Update%203.pdf

Georgia Tech

Monitoring Coronavirus:

Harvard University

Coronavirus (COVID-19):

COVID-19 Guidance Summaries - Federal Sponsors:

Travel Guidance:

University of Kansas Medical Center

Coronavirus Update:

Loyola University of Chicago


University of Maryland

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information:

Impact of COVID-19 on Research Activities:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

COVID-19 Updates:

University of Miami

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information:

University of Michigan

2019 Novel Coronovirus (COVID-19):

COVID-19:  Research Operations at U-M:

Michigan State University

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webpage:

MSU Research Continuity

University of Minnesota

Health Alert - Coronavirus (COVID-19): 

Employee Travel Costs and COVID-19:

COVID-19 Agency Salary Charging Rules if Unable to Work Remotely:

Mississippi State University

Coronavirus Information:

University of Missouri

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19):

University of Nevada Reno

Updates on the Novel Coronavirus:

New York University

COVID -19 Updates and Resources:

Canceling Non Essential International University Travel:

University of Notre Dame

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response:

Ohio University

Ohio University Travel Restrictions:

Email from Chief Medical Affairs Officer to Campus:

Ohio State University

Coronavirus and Your Research Program:

Old Dominion University


University of Oklahoma

Coronavirus Updates and FAQ:

The Pennsylvania State University

COVID-19 Information for Penn State Researchers:

University of Pittsburgh

Pitt Responds to COVID-19:

Senior Vice Chancellor COVID-19 page:

COVID-19 Information for Sponsored Programs:

Princeton University

(COVID-19) Coronavirus Information:

Purdue University

Email to Campus Community:

Things you need to know about COVID-19:

Rutgers University

Coronavirus Information:

Stanford University

Stanford's Response to COVID-19:

University of Texas Medical Branch

Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) Information:

Temple University

Novel Coronavirus Updates:

The University of Tennessee Knoxville

COVID19 Information:

Texas A&M

Coronavirus Update:

University of Texas at Austin

COVID-19 Updates and Guidance:

UT Health San Antonio

Covid-19 Updates:

Tufts University

Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Utah State University

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information:

COVID-19: Research Operations at USU:

Wake Forest Health

Coronavirus:  What you need to know:

Washington University in St. Louis

Emergency Management - Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19):

Travel Safety Memo:

West Virginia University

What You Need to Know About Coronavirus:

Coronavirus:  Faculty and Staff Travel:

University of Washington

Novel Coronavirus Information:

Mitigating Impacts to Research Activities Due to COVID-19:

Washington State University

Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Mitigating Impacts to Research Due to COVID-19:

West Virginia University

What You Need to Know About Coronavirus:

University of Wisconsin - Madison

COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus):

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates Related to Sponsored Projects:



Additional Resources:

American College Health Association:

American Association of State Colleges and Universities:

Association of American Medical Colleges:

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Responses to Coronavirus:

Centers for Disease Control:

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE:

Council on Governmental Relations:  FAQs Regarding COVID-19's Impact to Federal Awards:

COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel (Department of Education)

Department of State Travel Advisories:

FEMA:  Public Assistance and Policy Guide:

Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Institutions of Higher Education (2013):

Guidance for Interruptions of study related to Coronavirus (Department of Education):

Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):

NAFSA:  Association of International Educators COVID -19 Information and Resources:

NASA Administrator Statement on Agency Coronavirus Status:

NIH Extramural Response to Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies:

NIH NIAID:  Coronavirus Resources for Researchers:

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) Disaster Planning and Response Resources:

OCR Issues Guidance on Telehealth Remote Communications Following Its Notification of Enforcement Discretion:

PRIM&R:COVID-19 and Coronavirus: Updates for the Oversight Community:

Resources of Institutes of Higher Education (CDC):

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (Department of State)

State and Territorial Health Department Websites:

Student and Exchange Visitor Program (ICE):

United States Senate Letter to OPM on Protections for Federal Employees and Contractors:

World Health Organization: