ACF Grant Recipient COVID-19 Guidance

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) recognizes the severe impact of COVID-19 on our grantee community. This page centralizes ACF-wide guidance as it pertains to recipients, i.e., grantees, and will be continuously updated as ACF finalizes information for the field. If you have any questions, please contact your respective Grants Management Specialist and/or Federal Project Officer.

Guidance

Information Memorandum (IM)

Please review the following ACF IM regarding COVID-19:

Please note that this IM is currently under review in response to M-20-26.

***UPDATE***

07/01/2020

Due to recent guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget, M-20-26, the Information Memorandum IM-ACF-OA-2020-01, along with the Update to Item 6 published June 8, 2020, are currently under review. Updated guidance will be provided as soon as possible pending Departmental approval.

06/08/2020

Update to "Item 6. Allowability of Certain Costs not Normally Chargeable to Awards."  This June 8, 2020 memo supersedes, clarifies, and updates guidance regarding the "other activities" identified under Item 6 of IM-ACF-OA-2020-01 issued on March 30, 2020.  Please direct all inquiries to your assigned Grants Management Specialist and Project Officer.  Please note that this guidance is currently under review in response to M-20-26.

04/02/2020

IM-ACF-OA-2020-01 #10 Flexibility Updated.  This update corrects the contact information for PSC/CAS.

10. Extension of currently approved indirect cost rates. (45 CFR §75.414.(c); 2 CFR §200.414(c))

The flexibility to extend currently approved indirect cost rates is the responsibility of the HHS Program Support Center, Cost Allocation Services (PSC/CAS). Grantees/recipients are instructed to contact PSC/CAS with any cost allocation and indirect cost rate questions. The contact information for PSC/CAS is available at https://rates.psc.gov/fms/dca/map1.html. As a courtesy, grantees/recipients are encouraged to copy their respective assigned OGM specialist.

Resources

  • Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus and Implementation of The GREAT Act.  A presentation hosted during the March 2020 Grants Innovation Exchange Session Implementation.
  • HHS TAGGS COVID-19 Data - The information contained on this section of the TAGGS website provides data on the awards made by HHS using emergency supplemental appropriation funding provided in the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, 2020, and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES).  For more information, please access HHS COVID-19 Awards.
Last Reviewed: July 1, 2020
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