The U.S. Office of Management and Budget has issued administrative relief for those who receive federal financial assistance that is DIRECTLY RELATED to COVID-19. The Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC) has provided clarifying guidance on who the relief is directed to. We expect additional guidance for a broader subset of nonfederal entities due to operational issues in the near future.

Universities are also impacted significantly by COVID-19 due to instructional disruption. The Department of Education has provided guidance on the impact on student financial assistance.

This blog reviews the major impacts of this OMB alert.

GAQC Alert No. 398:

OMB Memorandum for Heads of Executive Departments And Agencies:

Office of Postsecondary Education Guidance for Interruptions of Study Related to COVID-19:

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With over 15 years of experience in the accounting profession, Melisa Galasso designs and facilitates courses in advanced technical accounting and auditing topics, including not-for-profit and governmental accounting. She closely monitors regulatory bodies for changes in auditing and accounting guidance and serves as a subject matter expert in implementing the updated guidance.

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