HomeCOVID-19Information for Research Proposers and Awardees

DOD Research Proposers and Awardees Impacted
by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Dear Colleagues,                                     

On June 18, 2020 OMB published Memorandum 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.  DoD is committed to working with our assistance award recipients to implement the flexibilities as outlined in this Memorandum.  Please contact DoD, as directed in your award notice, for instructions on implementing these flexibilities. 

Grantees and proposers are advised that each federal agency has different authorities, and there might not be complete uniformity between agencies, components of agencies, and even between programs.  The safest course of action in all cases is to contact the grants manager and program officer for the award to determine how the financial assistance award will be treated.

For more information in regards to COVID-19, please visit the following links:
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Caution-https://www.coronavirus.gov
What the U.S. Government is Doing - Caution-https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus
Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Caution-https://cdc.gov/coronavirus
U.S. Department of Defense- https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Spotlight/Coronavirus/
U.S. Army - https://www.army.mil/coronavirus/?from=hp_spotlight#fact-sheet
U.S. Navy - https://navylive.dodlive.mil/2020/03/15/u-s-navy-covid-19-updates/
U.S. Air Force- https://www.af.mil/News/Coronavirus-Disease-2019/


System for Award Management:
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