The Office on Violence Against Women sent the following notification to the Sponsored Projects Office.

January 7, 2019

Dear OVW Award Recipient—

Happy New Year! I know many of you have questions concerning your ability to access grant funds during the government shutdown. The Grant Payment Request System (GPRS) is fully operational and processing payment requests.

At this juncture, I can report that payment requests will continue to be processed at least until January 18, 2019 at 6:00am.

OVW has sufficient resources and remains open and fully operational at this time. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to your program specialist.

If it appears that a lapse in FY 2019 appropriations will continue beyond January 18th, or if OVW open status changes, we will contact you regarding the potential impact on payment requests.

Thank you,

Katharine T. Sullivan | Acting Director