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Is there a way to apply for financial help with expenses from the pandemic?

The Employee Emergency Assistance Fund provides financial assistance to benefits-eligible employees experiencing a short-term financial emergency, such as unanticipated expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. The program reimburses up to $1,000 of eligible expenses incurred as a result…

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What if I am unable to submit my grant on time due to COVID-19?

Most federal agencies, including NIH and NSF, do not grant prior approval for late submissions; however, there are existing policies that address extenuating circumstances and the NIH published a memo on March 9, 2020 relating to late applications, as well…

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COVID-19 issues are negatively affecting the progress on my grant. What should I do?

See the NIH memos published on March 9, 2020, regarding late applications and an FAQ. The NIHFederal Office of Management and Budget also released a memo indicating that grant “flexibilities are applicable to NIH applicants and recipients where the entity is conducting…

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What guidance has the federal government provided regarding funding and grants?

On March 9, 2020, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) produced a memo directing Federal agencies to support research and services that are deemed necessary to carry out emergency response related to COVID-19.On March 12, 2020, the NIH issued a …

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