Guidance on Potential Government Shutdowns

Guidance for the U of A Campus - Updated March 26, 2024

On March 23, 2024, the U.S. Congress passed a funding package that finalizes the FY24 federal budget. The funding package was signed into law by the president. The passage of the federal budget allows the university’s federally funded programs to continue without interruption.  

The U.S. Congress has been working to sign the FY24 federal budget into law since September.  They passed several Continuing Resolution (CR) bills to extend federal funding until the federal budget was signed into law.  

While the delay in the passage of the federal FY24 budget caused some uncertainty, I’m proud of how the colleges and units across campus collaborated with university leadership to help prepare for a possible government shutdown. Your careful action over the last several months prepared us to mitigate any potential negative impact on our federally funded programs if funding had been interrupted.  

Chancellor Charles Robinson, Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations Randy Massanelli, Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation Margaret McCabe and I greatly appreciate your efforts and thank you for your continued partnership and collaboration.  


Terry Martin, Ph.D. 
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Professor of Electrical Engineering