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Guidance from Federal Agencies Subject to the Partial Shutdown

Proposal Submission: Grants.Gov, Research.Gov, Fastlane and ezFedGrants will be up and accepting proposals during the shutdown; this means that it is likely that proposal deadlines will not be extended for agencies using these systems for proposal submission.  Please proceed with your proposal submissions in a normal fashion. Agency Help Desks are also operational. 

For those agencies closed by the shutdown, submitted applications will not be processed until authority and funding are restored.

For those agencies closed by the shutdown: 

No extension requests, cost exception, or any other actions requiring sponsor approval will be considered or approved; and 
No new awards will be issued by federal sponsors closed by the shutdown.


Federal Agency Contingency Plans across the Federal Government.

Office of Management and Budget Agency Contingency Plans (December 22, 2018)

OMB Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 2018.

Agriculture (USDA, including ARS, Forest Service, NIFA)

Department of Agriculture Shutdown Plan
System Status: ezFed Grants Available During Shutdown but Unsupported (December 21, 2018) 

Commerce (including NIST, NOAA, etc.)

Department of Commerce Shutdown Plan (December 17, 2018) 

Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security Shutdown Plan (December 17, 2018) 

Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Protection Agency Shutdown Plan (December 17, 2018) 


Department of Interior Shutdown Plan (December 07, 2017)


Office of Justice Programs Guidance (Updated on January 4, 2019
Department of Justice Shutdown Plan (January 19, 2018) 


National Aeronautics and Space Administration Shutdown Plan (December 18, 2018)

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts Shutdown Plan (September 26, 2018) 

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Endowment for the Humanities Shutdown Plan (September 25, 2018) 

National Science Foundation

Information About the Government Shutdown for NSF Proposers and Grantees (December 24, 2018)
National Science Foundation Shutdown Plan (November 16, 2018)

State (including USAID)

Department of State Shutdown Plan (December 06, 2018) 
United States Agency for International Development Shutdown Plan (December 20, 2018) 


Department of Transportation Shutdown Plan (December 18, 2018) 


Department of Treasury Shutdown Plan (December 18, 2018)

U.S. Geological Survey

Plan – in the Absence of an Appropriation (January 4, 2019)