NEA staff are generally furloughed and barred from doing any official work or travel, which includes responding to phone calls and emails. The agency's plan for Operations in the Absence of Appropriations, which may be found here.
- For any entity that has been already awarded a grant, those funds have been obligated and are not in jeopardy during a lapse in appropriations.
- Grantees may continue their projects and may submit payment requests and reports during this lapse in appropriations. However, these submissions will not be acknowledged or acted upon until normal operations resume.
- NEA staff will not be available to answer any questions during a lapse in appropriations.
Applicants and potential applicants: