March 27, 2020
HRSA Grant Recipients,
As a nation, we continue to adjust to the impact Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is having on our lives, our communities, our friends and loved ones.
As Federal awarding agencies address recipients and applicants directly affected by COVID-19, we want to assure you that we fully recognize the significant impact this situation is having on you, and we are working as quickly as we can to help relieve some of that burden.
On March 19, 2020, OMB issued Memorandum M-20-17, Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations. When compared to OMB’s March 9, 2020, Memorandum (M-20-11), the newer memorandum provides similar administrative relief but to an expanded scope of recipients.
To ease the programmatic difficulties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, HRSA is integrating all 13 of the administrative flexibilities provided in the latest OMB memorandum.
So you have information as quickly as possible, we developed a list of Frequently Asked Questions that addresses the OMB flexibilities. You likely received a link to the FAQs in our March 24, 2020 message to all active HRSA recipients. Please bookmark this page for future reference and watch for updates.
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, we want to assure you that HRSA will do our part to help you continue your extraordinary work.
Thank you for your partnership and patience as we work together to ensure our nation’s health and safety. From all of us at HRSA, we wish you, your families and colleagues the best as we continue to monitor the immense impact COVID-19 is having on our country and the world.
If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to your assigned HRSA Project Officer or Grants Management Specialist. They are eager to assist you through this complicated period.
Tom Engels, Administrator
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)