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COVID-19: Managing a WSGC Grant

March 20, 2020

COVID-19_Award Update

COVID-19 has greatly impacted planned projects for the spring and summer.  WSGC would like to work with awardees, so that they are able to continue working on projects either as planned, as planned within an expanded time frame or with a project/budget modification that is adapted to accommodate precautions being taken to mitigate the effects of COVID-19.

WSGC will accept no-cost extension and project/budget modification requests through April 30, 2020 for projects set to expire prior to June 30, 2020.   Then we will begin accepting no-cost extension and project/budget modification requests on May 1, 2020, for projects set to expire between July 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021.  

Requests should be sent to spacegrant@carthage.edu with the SUBJECT LINE:  COVID-19_AWARD UPDATE_<AWARD #>Requests should include:

  1. period-of-performance end date (extensions requested beyond March 31, 2021, will not be granted),
  2. budget modification to federal and non-federal funds (submit budget template), and
  3. project scope modifications.

If the category does not apply to the circumstance, N/A will suffice.  Projects that have been completed on time but will need an extension for the closeout date may request a 30-day extension.

Quarterly invoices should be uploaded to the awardee grant management page by April 30, July 31, October 31, and January 31. 

Contact the WSGC program office for questions or concerns.  (April 13, 2020)

 

As an award recipient in the current grant cycle, you may have concerns about your ability to carry out the terms of your award under the nominal period of performance. As you may know, WSGC is entering the last year of its current grant cycle and is subject to closing out all awards by June 22, 2021. For this reason, we included specific information in your award letter that requires all activities to be completed (and invoiced if necessary) by May 31, 2021, or earlier. Given the extensive disruptions caused by CoVid-19, we are working with NASA to provide guidance on how we may extend periods of performance to accommodate these disruptions. We will notify awardees with updated guidance as it becomes available. 

Thank you for your patience as we work through these challenges. (March 22, 2020)

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