Clarification of Applicability of OMB Memorandum M-20-20 to FEMA's Non-Disaster Grants [open pdf - 168KB]
From the Document: "On April 29, 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a memorandum explaining FEMA's implementation of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) Memorandum M-20-20, 'Repurposing Existing Federal Financial Assistance Programs and Awards to Support the Emergency Response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).' M-20-20 provided a class exception under the authority of 2 C.F.R. § 200.102(a), 'Exceptions,' that allows federal awarding agencies to repurpose federal grant awards in whole or in part to support the COVID-19 response, as consistent with applicable laws, by donating medical equipment, other resources, or funds to support COVID-19 response. Any donations or repurposing of funds must comply with all legal requirements associated with such funding, including but not limited to compliance with the purpose of the appropriation used for the award and any restrictions in programmatic statutes, appropriations, and fiscal laws. In its April 29, 2020, memorandum, FEMA advises that the ability to donate or repurpose funds is limited for its grants and assistance programs; this memorandum serves as an update."
Federal Emergency Management Agency: https://www.fema.gov/