Continuing Resolution


I know that many of you are anxious for information regarding a possible government shutdown.  We can report the current Continuing Resolution to fund Federal government operations expires at midnight (EST) on Friday, December 21, 2018.  Without another Continuing Resolution or enactment of FY 2019 full-year appropriations, there will be a funding lapse that would result in cessation of many federal agency services.  In the event that a government shutdown occurs, OVW will remain open until further notice.  

 Please note that, during this time, the Grants Payment Request System (GPRS) will remain in service to accept grant payment requests.  The Department’s finance office plans to process a grant payment file early Wednesday morning, December 26th, which is expected to include any payment requests received in GPRS by 6:00 a.m. that morning.  However, Department staff will not be available to process requests received after that time.  When Department staff return, payment requests received in GPRS will be processed.

OVW will provide future updates as necessary.  Thank you for your patience.    


Katharine T. Sullivan  | Acting Director

Department of Justice | Office on Violence Against Women