September 2, 2020
State Councils on Developmental Disabilities
Update and Clarification on Previous Grant Flexibilities Guidance Issued on April 28, 2020 The purpose of this addendum is to update and clarify the guidance released on April 28, 2020, surrounding grant flexibilities available to grantees due to COVID-19. The objective is to help support State Council on Developmental Disabilities operationalize their grant planning activities.
• All Fiscal Year 2018 awards have a liquidation deadline of September 30, 2020 as established in the Notice of Award (NOA).
• All Fiscal Year 2019 awards included a one-time special condition that allows the grantees to complete the work authorized by September 30, 2021. Subsequently, due to the impact of COVID-19, there is now additional grant flexibility available through a no cost extension on the obligation of funds for FY 2019 awards. The guidance below outlines that timeline and the updated procedures recently provided by ACL’s Center for Management and Budget for grantees to make a request for this additional grant flexibility.
• All Fiscal Year 2020 awards will follow the schedule established in the NOA. ACL is not currently soliciting no cost extension requests for FY 2020 grant awards at this time.