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Government Shutdown: A Guide for Researchers
As you know, the Federal government continues to be shut down. Should Congress continue to fail to find a resolution to fund FY14, we will continue to keep you updated with the most recent information that becomes available to us. In general, please see the following agency specific guidelines for updates regarding federal funding.
OMB and Federal Agency Specific Guidelines
White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB)
National Institute of Health (NIH)
- NIH NOT-OD-13-126. Information for the NIH Extramural Grantee Community During the Lapse of Federal Government Funding (10/1/13)
- Contingency Staffing Plan for Operations including high level informaiton for the following DHHS agencies: ACT, ACL, AHRQ, ASPR, CDC, CMS, FDA, HRSA, HIS, NIH, ONC (9/30/13)
- Memo from Sally Rockey, NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research (9/26/13)
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- Memo for Terrance Perry, Acting Chief Grants Management Officer (9/27/13)
- CDC Update on Federal Shutdown (10/4/13)
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
- Memo from Department of Health and Human Services including high level information for the following DHHS agencies: ACF, ACL, AHRQ, ASPR, CDC, CMS, FDA, HRSA, IHS, NIH, ONC (9/30/13)
Department of Defense (DOD)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
- NSF Shutdown Assistance and Contract-Related Policy and Systems issues during the Government Shutdown (9/30/13)
- Memo from National Science Foundation (9/25/13)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Department of Justice
- Important Notification: Lapse in Federal Government Funding (10/4/13)
- Memo for Maureen A Henneberg, Director, Office of Audit, Assessment, and Management (10/1/13)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Food and Drug Administraion (FDA)
- Notification from Kimberly Pendleton, CGMO/Branch Chief, FY14 Lapse in Appropriation Notification (10/1/13)
Department of Commerce/NIST
Department of Commerce/NOAA
Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ)
Pre Award Activities
Upon notification that an award had been accepted and after verifying that there are no outstanding compliance issues (i.e., IRB, IACUC), the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration( OSP) will issue a new fund number or extend the performance period of an existing fund within 24 hours. In certain cases, a pending fund number or extension can be issued based on the sponsor's documented intent to award and secured by a department designated fund. See Anticipated Fund Number Guidelines for more information.
Post Award Responsibilities
It is the policy of Saint Louis University that all awarded projects are administered through the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration. OSP is responsible for maintaining and monitoring all grants and contracts awarded to Saint Louis University to ensure compliance with University policies and procedures, governmental and agency rules and regulations, and cost accounting standards. All fiscal reports for sponsored agreements must be signed by an Authorized University Representative.
A major function of the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration is to provide continuing education for investigators and support staff in the proper administration of grants and contracts. OSP schedules monthly meetings to discuss pertinent topics including effort reporting, OMB circulars, and project closeout. See Education and Training for a description of upcoming events. Staff members are available to provide individual and group training sessions upon request.