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Government Shutdown Averted until Nov 17

Updated October 2, 2023

Government Shutdown Averted – Continuing Resolution Until November 17

October 2, 2023

On Saturday, the House of Representatives unexpectedly introduced, considered, and passed a “clean” continuing resolution (CR). This CR funds government operations, at current funding levels, until November 17. Previously, the Speaker of the House had only allowed consideration of CRs that cut spending and included policy riders. The Senate quickly approved the CR and President Biden signed it into law on Saturday evening.

Congress still must pass the 12 appropriations bills to fund the government for the current fiscal year, which began yesterday, by November 17.

What this means:

  • The Federal Government will continue to operate normally until November 17
  • Funding for the government expires on November 17, which means another potential government shutdown.

What you should do:

  • Continue all activities as normal
  • Review which awards will be expiring on or near November 17 and identify any potential prior approval requirements which may need to be submitted to a federal agency

OGC will continue to monitor the appropriations process and update the campus as necessary as we approach November 17.

 

Resources

OGC Update - September 29

OGC Update - September 22

NIH Contingency Plan

NSF Contingency Plan

All Federal Contingency Plans

OGC Summary of Federal Contingency Plans (Updated Sept 29)

COGR Guidance to Universities


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New NIH RPPR Internal Routing Procedure

Effective July 15, 2023

The Office of Grants and Contracts has instituted new internal procedures to route NIH RPPRs. Additional information can be found on the OGC NIH RPPR page.

New Indirect (F&A) Cost Rate

New Indirect (F&A) Rates Effective July 1, 2023

Effective July 1, 2023, the University's indirect (F&A) rates are as follows:

  • On-Campus Research - 56% (previously was 55.5%)
  • On-Campus Instruction - 42% (no change)
  • On-Campus Other (Public Service) - 30% (previously was 26%)
  • Off-Campus - 26% (no change)

The indirect (F&A) rate for private industry clinical trials remains 28% of total direct costs.

There are no changes to our rates from Non-Profit Associations and Foundations and we will continue to follow sponsor policy for those rates with 10% de-minims in the absence of a policy. 

What does this mean?

  • Any awards segments that were awarded before July 1, 2023, and are still active will remain with our previous F&A rate structure (e.g. on-campus research would be 55.5%). 
  • Any new awards received will be setup at the new rates as of July 1, 2023, This includes proposals that are in development or submitted and not yet awarded.

The University's F&A Cost Grid has been updated and the 2023 F&A Agreement (NICRA) is available.





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