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Federal Government Shutdown Agency Contingency Plans

As you may know, the  federal government has shut down. The OMB (Office of Management and Budget) has released a memorandum - Planning for Agency Operations during a Potential Lapse in Appropriations - that includes FAQs regarding grants and contracts. You will find those in Section II, pages 3-9. Here is the link to the memorandum:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/m-18-05-Final.pdf

The OMB is also providing links to specific agencies to show their plans in case of government shutdown. The link to specific agency contingency plans is:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/agency-contingency-plans/

You can look up the agency that is sponsoring your work and see the status.