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Will EPA provide a waiver to the performance period limitations in section 10 of Grants Policy Issuance 11-01 (GPI 11-01), Managing Unliquidated Obligations and Ensuring Progress under EPA Assistance Agreements, for assistance agreements impacted by COVID-19?

Yes, EPA approved a class waiver on April 21, 2020 consistent with the March 19, 2020 OMB Guidance (PDF). The class waiver allows extensions of up to twelve months for assistance agreements impacted by COVID-19 that were active as of March 31, 2020 and scheduled to expire prior or up to December 31, 2020. The class waiver also allows oral requests for project period extensions if a recipient’s access to email has been disrupted. Recipients should contact their Grant Specialist (GS) or Project Officer (PO) for the agreement to request an extension. 

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