Revised per the June 18, 2020 OMB Guidance.
The March 19, 2020, OMB Guidance (PDF) states:
For continuation requests scheduled to come in from April 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, from projects with planned future support, awarding agencies may accept a brief statement from recipients to verify that they are in a position to: 1) resume or restore their project activities; and 2) accept a planned continuation award. . . . Awarding agencies will examine the need to extend this approach on subsequent continuation award start dates as recipients have an opportunity to assess the situation.
Following consultation with OMB, EPA will continue to adhere to this guidance through December 31, 2020. Recipients should follow the procedures described above under the frequent question, "How should EPA grant recipients request that EPA provide them administrative relief from a requirement due to COVID-19?” for contacting their GS and PO to submit a continuation request.