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Will EPA modify workplans, adjust budgets, and extend project periods of grants if necessary?

Revised per the June 18, 2020 OMB Guidance.

Yes. EPA anticipates that there will be an increase in no-cost extensions/amendments and project period waiver requests. EPA can modify workplans, adjust budgets, and extend the period of performance for grants to address the impacts of COVID-19, consistent with applicable law relating to the availability of appropriations or otherwise, 2 CFR 200.308, equivalent provisions of 40 CFR Part 35, and the General Term and Condition “Transfer of Funds” for recipients if necessary. Note that there may be limitations on modifications to workplans of competitive grants as indicated in the frequent question, "Can recipients change the activities in the scope of work for competitive grants?"in the Grants Competition Section.

Recipients should email their Grant Specialist for the agreement and send a copy to their Project Officer and provide a description of the action they want EPA to take. The email should include a justification that includes how the COVID-19 public health crisis has impacted their ability to comply with a requirement in the agreement. Please also refer to the instructions provided in the frequent question, "How should EPA grant recipients request that EPA provide them relief from a requirement due to COVID-19?" in the Grant Procedures Section.

Return to Frequent Questions about Grants and Coronavirus (COVID-19).