Volume 20 | April 7, 2020 (REVISED)
May SWGMG Meeting
REMINDER: The next SWGMG meeting is Wednesday, May 20, 2020 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. This meeting will be held using Zoom web-conferencing only by clicking on the following link: May SWGMG Meeting

Please RSVP for the meeting using the RSVP button on the left.

The agenda will be distributed as the meeting date gets closer.
OMB Memos: COVID-19 and Grants
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently released two memos related to COVID-19 administrative relief and grants. The memos can be found here:

  1. M-20-11 "Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  2. M-20-17 "Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations

We have put together a summary sheet of both memorandums. It can be found here .

Some important items to keep in mind:
  • M-20-11 is very narrow in scope and relates to research related and emergency response projects only, while M-20-17 relates to all types of grants that are impacted by loss of operations.
  • Federal awarding agencies do not have to follow the OMB relief guidelines; federal agencies can decide which parts of each memo to implement. Be sure to check with your federal awarding agencies directly for their guidance and to confirm if they are following all (or parts) of the OMB memos.
  • OMB has posted a recording from a recent webinar dedicated to this topic. It can be found at https://www.performance.gov/CAP/grants under the "Innovation Exchange" tab. Look for the March 26, 2020 recording. A copy of the slide deck used during the webinar is also available under the same link.
Grant Manager 101 Training
Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the Grant Manager 101 training scheduled for Monday, May 11th and Tuesday, May 12th has been postponed . As soon as it is safe to resume in-person training, we will schedule new dates and let you know!
Mark Your Calendars!
2020 SWGMG Meeting Schedule
Wednesday, May 20th - Zoom Web-Conference only

Wednesday, August 19th - location TBD

Wednesday, November 18th - location TBD
Grants Unit Contact Info