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    You may have already received this information from your Project Officer or RPTAC. Below is a message from Carmen Sanchez, OSEP Project Officer. For specific guidance about your Center’s situation. Please contact your Regional PTAC.

    We have not gotten any formal guidance on the possible shutdown. I found a link to the Department’s Contingency Plan: https://www2.ed.gov/about/shutdown/contingency-plan-2017.pdf.

    On page 3, it says the following: “It is assumed that the G-5 system for making payments to grantees – either grants awarded in prior years or those made with mandatory or carryover appropriations – would continue to operate under contracts obligated in 2017—at least for the first week. For a lapse of more than a week, Department staff would be needed as excepted employees to monitor the contractors and resolve any issues.”

    Please feel free to share with grantees. If they do decide to draw down extra funds, please make sure they are aware of the need to return the extra funds as soon as possible if the shutdown doesn’t happen or the money they don’t need during the drawdown period.


    Carmen M. Sánchez
    Education Program Specialist
    Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education
    550 12th St. SW
    Washington, DC 20202-2600

    202-245-7617 (fax)
    711 TDD Relay