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If a recipient has received reimbursement for payroll costs under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans or any other Federal CARES Act programs can those same costs be charged to EPA grants?

No, the June 18, 2020 OMB Guidance (PDF) states that “payroll costs paid with ([PPP] loans or any other Federal CARES Act programs must not be also charged to current Federal awards as it would result in the Federal government paying for the expenditures twice.”

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