The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has developed a website that will serve as a reference point for agency specific plans for addressing the federal government shutdown.  For grant specific implications, we recommend that University of Idaho principal investigators review the relevant agency plans.  Then, if they need assistance interpreting what the plans mean for their specific situation, contact their Sponsored Program Administrator in the U-Idaho Office of Sponsored Programs.   OMB site for Agency Contingency Plans: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/contingency-plans   University of Idaho Office of Sponsored Programs 208-885-6651