Extension of Administrative Relief on Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by COVID-19
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has not issued an update to further extend administrative relief guidelines as outlined in prior memoranda M-20-26 – Extension of Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations.
Please note that the extension of allowability for salaries and other project activities (item 6 in M-20-17) is scheduled to end today, September 30, 2020. For now, be aware of the end date to this flexibility on federal awards and OSR will provide an update and additional guidance as soon as we learn definitively from OMB.
Additionally, on federal contracts, prior approval to be eligible for these benefits is required from an awarding Contract Manager, even on after-the-fact charges. Any impacts to research that are related to COVID-19 must also be included in progress reports for federal awards.
Refer to the OSR COVID-19 Guidance webpage for additional resources and FAQs
Please contact your department’s Sponsored Projects Specialist or the Sponsored Programs Office with questions specific to your proposal and/or award. Please contact ResAdminOSR@unc.edu with all other general sponsored programs questions and requests.
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research also provides a response to COVID-19 that provides further resources for the campus research community.