Updated OMB Memo
 

Updated OMB Memo

The OMB has issued a memorandum, M-20-17, Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations. This memorandum is an update and expands to recipients affected by the loss of operational capacity and increased costs due to the COVID-19 emergency.

The previous memo had been related to organizations providing essential research and services related to fighting COVID-19 only.

Administrative relief measures include:

  1. Flexibility with SAM registration
  2. Flexibility with application deadlines
  3. Waiver for Notice of Funding Opportunities Publication
  4. No-cost extension on expiring awards
  5. Abbreviated non- competitive continuation requests
  6. Allowability of salaries and other project activities
  7. Allowability of costs not normally charged to awards
  8. Prior approval requirement waivers
  9. Exemption of certain procurement requirements
  10. Extension of financial, performance and other reporting
  11. Extension of currently approved indirect cost rates
  12. Extension of closeout
  13. Extension of single audit submission