Agencies and entities are issuing guidance on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Guidance and announcements received by the Sponsored Projects Office are posted below. This page will be updated as new information is available.

The Sponsored Projects Office continues to operate during normal business hours with staff working remotely.

Also see:

Reminder: Biosafety Review

Note that all principal investigators must have institutional biosafety committee approval prior to performing any coronavirus research or work on campus (including to help state and federal agencies to screen patient samples), and must undergo Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB) review and approval. This includes requesting or accepting COVID-19 samples (patient or otherwise).


National Institutes of Health

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

NIH Deputy Director Michael Lauer “Open Mike”

NIAID: Coronaviruses: Information for Researchers

Fogarty International Center: Coronavirus news and resources for global health researchers

National Science Foundation

Coronavirus Information

U.S. Department of Agriculture

National Institute of Food and Agriculture: NIFA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources For Partners (9/12/2020)

U.S. Forest Service: Forest Service Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates

Department of Commerce

National Institute of Standards and Technology: Notice to Contractors, Vendors, and Recipients of Grants and Cooperative Agreements Regarding Status of NIST Campus

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Department of Defense

Temporary DoD Terms and Conditions for Grants and Cooperative Agreements

Basic Research Office: DOD Research Proposers and Awardees Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (6/2020)

U.S. Air Force: Potential Contract Impacts due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity: USAMRAA COVID-19 Resources

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA): Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) for DARPA Performers; COVID-19 Guidance USD(R&E) (6/2020)

Office of Naval Research: Coronavirus Assistance and Acquisition-Related Information and Resources

Department of Education

Institute of Education Sciences: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for IES Grantees

Office of Postsecondary Education: Letter to Project Directors, Frequently Asked Questions and Answers For Non-CARES Act Competitive Grant Programs Administered by the Office of Postsecondary Education In Response to COVID-19 (attachment)

COVID-19 Resources for Schools, Students, and Families: COVID-19 CARES Act Flexibilities Letter to Student Services Grantees (12/3/2020)

Department of Energy

Policy Flashes:

Office of Science:

COVID-19 Guidance: DOE Travel Guidance

Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E):

Lab Partnering Service: COVID-19

Department of Health and Human Services

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Grant Opportunities and Guidance

Preparation for Potential COVID-19 Impact on Contract and Contractor Performance

Administration for Children and Families

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Food and Drug Administration: FDA - Flexibilities Available to Applicants and Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance Affected by COVID-19 (NOT-FD-20-019)

Health Resources and Services Administration: COVID-19 Grantee Frequently Asked Questions

National Institutes of Health: See above.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: COVID-19 Information for SAMHSA Discretionary Grant Recipients

Department of Interior

COVID-19 Updates for Financial Assistance Recipients

Bureau of Land Managment: Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by COVID-19

Department of Justice

Office of Justice Programs: COVID-19 Information for OJP Grantees

Office on Violence Against Women: Resources and FAQs for Grantees: COVID-19 Updates (6/29/2020)

Department of Labor

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Occupational Safety and Health Administration: Susan Harwood Grantees

Environmental Protection Agency


NASA Shared Services Center:

For Researchers Library and Useful Links (9/29/2020):

Assistant Administrator for Procurement Message on Coronavirus

NASA Office of Procurement Contractor Related COVID-19 Information:

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: Stage 4 Contractor Guidance with COVID 19 Situation

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts on COVID-19:

National Endowment for the Humanities

Information on NEH and COVID-19: Updates for NEH Applicants and Awardees: FAQs – Funding for NEH Applicants and Grantees Impacted by the Coronavirus

National Security Agency

Notice to Contractors Regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Update

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): COVID-19 Guidance For Implementing Partners

Office of Management and Budget

Note that this guidance is for federal agencies. Agency-specific guidance will be based on these memoranda and will be posted on this page when received.

Other Entities

National Laboratories

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: Notice to Requesters and Technical Representatives - COVID-19 Information for Subcontractors Working On-Site at LBNL

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: COVID-19 Notification

Los Alamos National Laboratory: COVID-19 Preparedness and Maintaining Laboratory Operations, COVID-19 Preparedness and Maintaining Laboratory Operations (3/20/2020 update)

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Guidance for Subcontractors

Sandia National Laboratories: Mission Essential Subcontract Activities During COVID-19 Response

University of California

UC Office of the President, Research Policy Analysis and Coordination: Coronavirus/COVID-19

UCOP Research Grants Program Office: An Important Message to Our Colleagues Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

State of California

California Arts Council: COVID-19 News & Resources

California Department of Education:

California Department of Food and Agriculture: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Food and Agriculture (see Grant Program Activities)

California Energy Commission: Notice to All Applicants of Energy Commission Solicitations, Important Message from CEC Deputy Directors Regarding Agreements

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine: CIRM-funded projects & COVID-19

California Office of Traffic Safety: The OTS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

California Strategic Growth Council: Climate Change Research Program COVID-19 Grantee Guidance

Nonprofits / Industry

Arnold Ventures: COVID-19: An Update from Arnold Ventures, COVID-19 Outreach to Arnold Ventures Criminal Justice Grantees, COVID-19: Announcing Grantee Accommodations

Ford Foundation: A Message of Support for Our Grantees

Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research: FFAR Grants - COVID19 Update

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory: COVID-19 Precautions when working at APL

IBM: Memo to IBM Federal Subcontractors and Team-Members: COVID 19 Preparedness, Memo to IBM Federal Subcontractors and Team-Members Re COVID 19 (updated)

Susan G. Komen: Grant Policy Update: Effective April 1, 2020

Lockheed Martin: Lockheed Martin’s Health Measures Related to On-Site Visits

Oxford Policy Management: COVID-19 email for researchers

David and Lucile Packard Foundation: Packard Foundation Update on Children, Families, and Communities grantmaking during COVID-19

RRF Foundation for Aging: Honoring, Supporting Our Partners on the Front Lines of the COVID-19 Response

John Templeton Foundation: A Message to Our Grantees and Applicants on COVID-19

Wellspring Philanthropic Fund: Grantmaking Flexibility Adjustments

Space Telescope Science Institute: COVID-19 – Temporary Eligibility Waiver, COVID-19 – Temporary Eligibility Waiver for STScI Grants (9/1/2020)

Additional Resources

Council on Governmental Relations (COGR)

COGRs FAQs and Resources on COVID-19s Impact to Federal Awards

Institutional and Agency Responses to COVID-19 and Additional Resources

Council on Foundations

A Call to Action: Philanthropy’s Commitment During COVID-19

Health Research Alliance

COVID-19 Issue Overview (includes spreadsheet with data from 80 non-profit sponsors)