Update: Federal Government Resumes Operations

On October 17th, the Office of Management and Budget issued memorandum M-14-01, stating that, "the President signed a continuing resolution that brings employees back to work and reopens many government functions."

UCSF Office of Sponsored Research Guidance

We are confident that our federal sponsors will allow reasonable time for applicants to submit proposals that were due during the shutdown period and upon the government resuming business.  Our federal sponsors will need time to get their staff reoriented and communicate startup plans internally, before disseminating guidance to the research community.  Federal agencies, including NIH, have announced that they will need at least one business day after startup to bring their business operations back online.

We at the Office of Sponsored Research are waiting to hear from our federal sponsors with their implementation plans for the management of our pending applications for extramural support.  Please work with your Research Services Coordinators (RSC) to strategize preparation plans prior to the reimplementation of the federal  proposal submission process.  Your RSC will be able to assist you in coordinating submission of your application upon receipt of guidance from our federal sponsors.

We will do our best to keep this page up to date as we continue to learn more from our sponsors.

For additional resources, please see the University of California, Office of the President (UCOP) website.

For archived information from the federal shutdown, please visit Archive: Federal Government Shutdown.


Received Updates from Federal Agencies


Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ)

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

October 17, 2013

Dear CDC Grantee:

Due to the enactment of a continuing resolution, federal government operations have resumed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Procurement and Grants Office Grants Management Specialists (GMS) are available to assist with any grant or financial assistance needs. As always, if you have any questions, urgent needs, or need immediate assistance with your CDC grant, please do not hesitate to contact your supporting GMS. 

Thank you for your understanding and assistance during the government shut-down and your ongoing support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Terrance Perry
Acting Chief Grants Management Officer

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • The government shutdown did not impact the CDMRP eReceipt System nor the Grants.gov application receipt portal.  All CDMRP pre-application and application submission deadlines remain as specified in the Program Announcements.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

October 17, 2013

Dear FDA Grantee:

As you are aware, FDA appropriations expired on September 30, 2013 and since October 1, 2013, there were no annual appropriations for Federal Agencies, including FDA.  A continuing resolution has been signed effective 16 October 2013 and FY 14 appropriations are now available.

As a result of the lapse of appropriations, letters were issued to all grantees which directed them to continue work, partially stop work, or completely stop work.  This letter hereby rescinds any stop work direction that may have been received.

If you should have any questions, please contact your assigned grants management specialist.


Kimberly Pendleton Chew
CGMO/Branch Chief

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)


National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • Please see the October 29, 2013 NOT-OD-14-014 for the most recent updates on the resumption of NIH extramural activities.
    • All standard due dates in October have been rescheduled for November. The R21/R33 activity code was inadvertently missed in prior guidance. New R21/R33 applications originally due on October 16, 2013 are now due on November 18, 2013.
    • The statement 'Make the refreshed application a "new", "resubmission" or "renewal" to match the withdrawn application.' should have also included "revision".
    • Applicants should designate 'Changed/Corrected Application' as the Type of Submission on the SF424 R&R cover form of their refreshed applications.
  • NIH will continue to expand its FAQs and web page to consolidate information as additional questions from applicants are encountered.
  • On October 25, 2013 the NIH released NOT-OD-012: NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution. This notice states that "the NIH will issue non-competing research grant awards at a level below that indicated by the most recent Notice of Award." Please see NOT-OD-0012 for more information.
  • On October 22, 2013 the NIH released NOT-OD-14-007: Revised Guidance on Resumption of NIH Extramural Activities Following the Recent Lapse in Appropriations. This notice establishes the new due dates for October deadlines that occurred during the shutdown, as well as important updates regarding upcoming peer review meetings. The Guide notice provides additional details about how and when those reassigned applications can be 'refreshed.' The rescheduled October receipt dates have not changed and are described again in the new notice. November deadlines still stand. Progress report due dates that were due in October were extended to November 4. Please see NOT-OD-14-007 for more information. This notice supersedes NOT-OD-14-003.
  • On October 22, 2013 the NIH released NOT-OD-14-006: Updated Timeline for Late Resubmission (-A1) Applications to PA-11-197 "NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00)". This notice states that "The NIH will accept late resubmission (-A1) applications from applicants who are no longer eligible to apply for the March 12, 2014 due date, i.e. currently eligible applicants with more than 4 (but less than 5) years of postdoctoral experience. Late -A1 applications will be due no later than January 13, 2014 by 5:00 P.M. local time of the applicant organization."
  • Getting Research Back on Track, Salley Rockey (10/17/13)
  • More Information on Moving Forward with NIH Applications, Review and Awards, Sally Rockey (10/18/13)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)


 Updated 11/04/13