The Pacific Southwest Region Regional Office of the U.S. Forest Service sent the following notification to the Sponsored Projects Office.

February 5, 2019

Dear Valued Partner:

On December 26, 2018 you were sent a notice to suspend operations on your open grants & agreements with the U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region pursuant to applicable legal requirements under the Anti-deficiency Act. Congress has now provided appropriations through February 15, 2019 allowing the government to resume operations. This is written notification that you may resume normal operations in accordance with the terms/conditions for your project.

Please contact Constance Zipperer, Grants & Agreements Program Manager at to address related concerns or questions you may have on this matter. Your support, cooperation and patience is appreciated.


Alfort Belin
Deputy Director, AQM