Federal Government Shutdown Impact: Affected U.S. Departments and Agencies

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has published agency contingency plans along with FAQs and Special Instructions for Agencies Affected.

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration 

  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
  • US Forest Services (USFS)
    • If funds are already obligated you can continue work until further notice from USFS
    • New awards will not be issued
    • FS oversight, support, input etc. is not available
    • Payment requests can’t be submitted or approved
    • Review the Lapse in Appropriations FAQs posted on the agency contingency plan website
    • Review the Lapse in Appropriations FAQs posted on the agency contingency plan website

Commerce, Justice, and Science 

  • National Science Foundation (NSF): Information About the Government Shutdown for NSF Proposers and Grantees 
    • Will continue to accept proposals in accordance with published deadlines
    • Proposals will not be processed until normal operations resume
    • No new funding opportunities will be issued
    • No new grants or cooperative agreements will be awarded
    • Awardees may continue performance under their NSF awards to extent funds are available and within the awarded period of performance
    • No payments will be made
    • Grantee-approved no-cost extensions (i.e. notification in Fastlane) can be processed
    • NSF-approved no-cost extension will NOT be processed
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA):
    • Research dependent on NASA resources/facilities etc.:
    – Cease work, preserve agency resources, take all actions necessary to reduce costs during the shutdown.
    • Research that doesn’t require access to NASA resources:
    – Continue work as long as there is available funding
    – Special Condition 1260.53 Incremental Funding (for awards subject to 14 CFR Part 1260) or Term and Condition 1800.921 Incremental Funding (for awards subject to 2 CFR Part 1800) of your grant or cooperative agreement specifies the total amount of funding that has been allotted to your grant or cooperative agreement.
  • Office of Justice Programs:
    • OJP staff are available to assist grantees, stakeholders, and the public until 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Friday, January 4, 2019. OJP systems and services will be available.
    • The Grants Payment Request System (GPRS) can accept grant payment requests, however, payment requests received after 12.26.18 will not be processed until those Department staff return.
    • Should the lapse in appropriations last beyond 1.04.19, OJP will contact awardees with further guidance.

Interior and Environment 

  • Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
    • BLM will notify if work on a project should cease during the shutdown.
    • Projects that are continuing may experience delays in processing payments.
  • Fish and Wildlife (FWS)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
  • National Park Services
    • If you are uncertain whether performance should continue, cease work until you receive clarification from Andrew Lubner at 303-888-4412, or until further written communication from a NPS Financial Assistance Agreements Officer is received.

DOI Bureaus and Offices  

State, Foreign Operations