UW Research

December 7, 2018

Partial Federal Government Shutdown Possible 12.21.18

The Office of Research is closely monitoring a possible impending Government Shutdown.

While parts of the federal government (such as DHHS) are fully funded for the entire Fiscal Year ’19, other agencies face a shutdown if they are not funded on December 21

A list of affected U.S. departments and general guidance for a shutdown are included below.

We will keep you posted via MRAM and this announcement page will continue to be updated as we learn more.


Affected U.S. Departments & Agencies:

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration

  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
  • US Forest Services (USFS)

Other USDA Agencies

Commerce, Justice, and Science

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Other Commerce Bureaus & Agencies and DOJ Agencies

Homeland Security

Homeland Security Operational Components

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development

Transportation Administrations

HUD Offices

Interior and Environment

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
  • Fish & Wildlife (FWS)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
  • US Geological Survey (USGS)

DOI Bureaus & Offices

State, Foreign Operations

State Dept. Bureaus and Offices 


General Guidance During a Shutdown:

  • Active grants and contract activity may continue work if the shutdown is a short one.
  • Sponsors may decide not to allow application submissions.
  • Expect delays and lack of federal communications from affected agencies related to your proposals.
  • Agency personnel may not be available for approvals, support or administrative functions.
  • Affected agencies may temporarily stop making payments.

Please forward any communications received related to a shutdown and your federal awards to osp@uw.edu.


updated with new date as of 10:17am, 12.07.18