DATE: March 30, 2020

SUBJECT: COVID-19 Guidance for Financial Assistance Actions

TO: HCAs/Procurement Directors/Contracting Officers
FROM: Director, Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division, Office of Policy, Office of Acquisition Management


Policy Flash 2020 – 20 provides: (1) the attached COVID-19 DOE/NNSA Financial Assistance Guidance to Contracting Officers; (2) the attached COVID-19 DOE/NNSA Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-17; and (3) the attached March 19, 2020, OMB Memorandum on Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations.

We greatly appreciate the leadership, commitment, and efforts that you and your teams are taking to address the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19.



Contracting Officers should share this guidance with their recipients and applicants and instruct them to direct any questions directly to their cognizant Contracting Officer.

For DOE questions concerning this policy flash, please email:

For NNSA questions concerning this policy flash, please contact NNSA at (505) 845-4337.

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