Memorandum Authorizing Covid 19 Flexibilities Pursuant To Office Of Management And Budget Memorandum M-20-17 (May 8, 2020)

Date: May 8, 2020 (Revised)

From: /s/ Mark Walther, Director, Office of Acquisition and Assistance, Bureau for Management (M/OAA)

Subject: Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations (Revised May 8, 2020)

OMB Memorandum M-20-17 provides administrative relief to recipients affected by the loss of operational capacity and increased costs due to the COVID-19 crisis. Many of the operational impacts and costs are not known at this point, as they will depend on the spread of the coronavirus and response dictated by public health needs. The OMB Memorandum 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. Please note that the OMB exceptions that provide this administrative relief are time limited, and will be reassessed by OMB around June 17, 2020.

Pursuant to Memorandum M-20-17, USAID takes the following actions listed in Appendix A with respect to the administrative provisions that apply to recipients affected by the loss of operational capacity. In no circumstance can costs exceed the amount obligated in the award. The agency will not reimburse any such costs. Recipients must ensure that all costs associated with any potential repatriation, termination, budget revision, and close-out costs are budgeted and available within the obligated amount of the award.

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Last updated: May 08, 2020