COVID-19 Resources for States
Section: NASACT

These resources will be supplemented and edited as new information becomes available.
Relief for Administrative, Financial Management and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget has released memorandum M-20-17, regarding administrative relief surrounding circumstances resultant of the Coronavirus crisis. This memorandum provides similar administrative relief listed in M-20-11 to an expanded scope of recipients affected by the loss of operational capacity and increased costs due to the COVID-19. The document provides short-term relief for administrative, financial management, and audit requirements under 2 CFR Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, without compromising federal financial assistance accountability requirements. 

OMB’s March Grants Innovation Exchange Session
  • Registration is now open for the March Grants Innovation Exchange Session scheduled for Thursday, March 26 from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. 
  • Topic and Description: The featured topic is OMB Updates: Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus; and Implementation of The GREAT Act. Rhea Hubbard and Gil Tran, senior policy analysts for the OMB Grants Team, will discuss recent OMB memos (M-20-11 and M-20-17), which provide administrative relief for recipient and applicants impacted by the coronavirus crisis. Also, OMB will provide an update on implantation of the GREAT Act (P.L. 116-103).
  • Stay Informed: Be sure to join the Grant Community of Practice Listserv to receive the registration links for each Grants Innovation Exchange Session and stay informed about updates for the grants community.  
  • Submit an Innovation: Do you have an innovation currently in use that you would like to share with the grants community? If so, please email the OMB Grants Team.

Request to Pause Public Comment Periods for Open Comment Periods

The Big 7 plus NASACT and the Government Finance Officers Association recently sent a letter to President Trump to request a formal pause, beginning on March 11, for all open public comment periods concerning both active rulemakings and non-rulemaking notices across every federal department or agency. Read the letter.

Resources from NASACT's Corporate Partners

DeloitteDeloitte Insights: Combating COVID-19 with Resilience 
EY: Responding to COVID-19
Plante Moran: COVID-19 Resource Center
Plante Moran: Webinar - COVID-19: Responding to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

NASACT's Corporate Associates may submit resources for inclusion here.