Federal Government Shutdown Guidance

Possible Federal Shutdowns

Please check this page often for updates regarding the ongoing possibility of a government shutdown.
Last update: Friday, November 17, 2:30 PM 

Information from University Officials

International Student and Scholar Services guidance: U.S. Government Shutdowns and UMN’s International Students, Scholars, and Staff on Non-immigrant Visas

9/26/23 - Memorandum from Pamela Webb to federally funded investigators  

Information from the Federal Government

Proposal Submission: Most agency electronic proposal systems are expected to remain functioning and accepting proposals during the shutdown; this means that it is likely that proposal deadlines will not be extended for agencies using these systems for proposal submission.  Please proceed with your proposal submissions in a normal fashion. If your agency's electronic system isn't listed here, please look at that agency's website or scroll down to the specific agency's information on this site to see if SPA has been informed about the status of that agency's system(s). 

Federal Agency Contingency Plans across the Federal Government.

Agriculture (USDA, including ARS, Forest Service, NIFA) 
Department of Agriculture Contingency Plan (10/20/20)  

Commerce (including NIST, NOAA, etc.) 
Department of Commerce Lapse Plan (9/27/23)  

Corporation for National and Community Service 
Corporation for National and Community Service Contingency Plan  (9/27/23) 

Department of Defense Contingency Plan (9/12/23) 

Department of Energy Contingency Plan (9/6/23) 

Environmental Protection Agency 
Environmental Protection Agency Contingency Plan (9/29/21)  

Health and Human Services 
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Contingency Plans (9/21/23) 

Homeland Security 
Department of Homeland Security Lapse Funding Plan (9/26/23) 

Department of the Interior Contingency Plans (12/7/17) 

Department of Justice Contingency Plan (9/25/23)  

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Contingency Plan (8/1/23) 

National Endowment for the Arts 
National Endowment for the Arts Contingency Plan (9/27/23)  

National Endowment for the Humanities 
National Endowment for the Humanities Lapse Plan (9/28/23)  

National Science Foundation 
National Science Foundation Contingency Plan (9/26/22) 

State (including USAID) 
Department of State Contingency Plan (8/28/23)  
United States Agency for International Development Contingency Plan (8/1/23)  

Department of Transportation Contingency Plan (dated 8/2/23 on OMB site and 9/22/23 on DOT site (same plan)) 

Department of the Treasury Contingency Plans (9/28/23)