Federal budget appropriations provided under the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (P.L. 113-6) expire at midnight on September 30, 2013. It appears a federal government shutdown is unavoidable.
Federal agencies are now providing written procedures for shutting down and how the lapse of appropriations will affect new and existing grant, contract, and cooperative agreement awards.
See Impact of Possible Federal Shutdown on Sponsored Projects on the SPO web site for the guidance received from these federal agencies. SPO will continue to update this page as more information is provided.