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Can applicants submit their applications outside of due to the challenges associated with COVID-19?

Generally, applicants for both competitive and non-competitive opportunities should continue to submit their applications to EPA electronically through However, there are limited exceptions to this requirement under certain circumstances. As is standard policy, if an applicant has internet accessibility issues (related to COVID-19 or not) that prevent them from using, they may request a Exception (PDF). View instructions for how to request a Exception. On a case by case basis, applicants may also request permission from the applicable program or grants office to submit their competitive or non-competitive application outside of due to unforeseen exigent circumstances for a specific opportunity. Submittal issues related to COVID-19 may qualify as unforeseen exigent circumstances. Please also see the Frequent Question, "What flexibilities are available for applicants that have difficulty registering for and cannot submit applications to EPA through". If you have any questions on application submission issues through please contact your EPA program point of contact.

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