The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued guidance for Federal agencies relevant to recipients of federal support—including grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements—on administrative relief relevant to COVID-19:

These memos enable awarding agencies to allow recipients to continue to charge salaries and benefits to currently active Federal awards and may consider as allowable costs related to the cancellation of events or travel. Awarding agencies may also automatically approve no cost extensions for up to 12 months for awards scheduled to expire before December 31, 2020.

Department of Education

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

  • CARES Act Guidelines: Grants for $50,000 to help nonprofit arts organizations and their employees endure the economic hardships caused by the forced closure of their operations

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

  • NEH Cares: Grants of up to $300,000 to help cultural entities continue to advance their mission during the interruption of their operations due to the coronavirus pandemic

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

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