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March 19, 2020

OMB Guidance to Federal Agencies for Applicants & Recipients re: COVID-19

OMB Issues Guidance to Federal Agencies

On March 19th, 2020 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a memo (M-20-17) relating to Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal sponsored awards.This memo lists a variety of actions and costs that Federal agencies may grant exceptions to during impacts from COVID-19.

The OMB memo does not authorize recipients to undertake any of the listed actions or to charge any of the mentioned costs to an Award. It only gives other federal agencies the authority to issue exceptions in accordance with the Memo.

Please continue to refer to sponsor and UW policy for guidance in managing sponsored awards impacted by COVID-19.