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March 20, 2020

National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions for Proposers and Awardees About the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Guidance  for Major Facilities and Contracts Regarding COVID-19

Impact on Existing Deadline Dates

NSF will be extending the deadline date for certain solicitations and Dear Colleague Letters (DCLs). Proposers are strongly encouraged to check for updates on other programs to be added  here.

Health and Human Resources

HHS/Health Resource and Administration

Frequently Asked Questions for health centers regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

New Action to Cut Red Tape to Support COVID-19 Response

National Institutes of Health

NIH FAQs: COVID-19  Flexibilities for Applicants and Recipients

NIH will be sending regular updates to the research community through the NIH Extramural Nexus newsletter.

NIH has created a central site for its current guidance – including newly updated guidance on late applications, flexibilities for applicants and recipients, and clinical trials - which can be found at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/natural_disasters/corona-virus.htm.

National Institutes of Health/Office of The Director

Late Application Policy Due to Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Notice Number: NOT-OD-20-082

Flexibilities Available to Applicants and Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance Affected by COVID-19

Notice Number: NOT-OD-20-086

General Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Proposal Submission and Award Management Related to COVID-19

NIH intends to publish detailed guidance related to administrative flexibilities and associated FAQs.

Notice Number: NOT-OD-20-083

National Institutes of Health

Guidance for NIH-funded Clinical Trials and Human Subjects Studies Affected by COVID-19
Notice Number: NOT-OD-20-087

NIH has created a central site for its current guidance - https://grants.nih.gov/grants/natural_disasters/corona-virus.htm. NIH leadership is emphasizing flexibility at this point and has indicated they will be sending regular updates to the research community through the NIH Extramural Nexus newsletter.

Department of Energy

Department of Energy/Office of Science

Guidance on program flexibility for grant applicants and awardees

DOE has started to extend deadlines for funding opportunities open to research universities.  Extensions are still on a case by case basis, and we recommend that researchers contact the lead program manager assigned to the funding opportunity for up to date information on due dates. 

  • The DOE Early Career Research Program call, due on March 16, extended to March 30th .
  • The High-Energy-Density Laboratory Plasma Science funding call, due on March 16, extended until April 6th .

Department of Defense

DOD coronavirus response website is   https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Spotlight/Coronavirus/.

Office of Naval Research (ONR) has not issued any guidance at this point

U.S. Army Medical Research & Development    COVID-19 website  

Department of Justice

DOJ/Office of Community Oriented Policing Services  Office (COPS)

COPS has extended the solicitation deadline for several open grant programs due to the potential impact of jurisdictional emergency responses to COVID-19 that may cause reasonable delays for applicants. For detailed individual program information, see the grants page.

DOJ/Office of Justice Programs

OJP announced that solicitations with application due dates before April 1st will have a 2 week extension for submission.  We will continue to monitor the situation and determine if additional adjustments to closing dates will be needed, see the grants page.

Department of Education

USDE COVID-19 website of resources at https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus.

Office of Postsecondary Education/Federal Student Aid

Guidance   for interruptions of study related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Updated March 20, 2020)

Student Privacy Policy Office

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and student data privacy requirements as it relates to COVID-19 and possible disclosure  of information. 

Office of Civil Rights

Fact Sheet protecting students’ civil rights during COVID-19     

Department of State

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)- COVID19 website https://www.usaid.gov/coronavirus