EPA Solicitation Clauses (12/16/2020)
These clauses apply to solicitations that closed between December 16, 2020 and December 28, 2020, inclusive.
The following notification applies to the Section VI. x. Compliance with Executive Orders and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidance clause:
On December 22, 2020, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued a preliminary injunction, enjoining Sections 4 and 5 of Executive Order 13950 “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping.” So long as the December 22, 2020 preliminary injunction remains in force, the government shall not insist on, impose, or include—or instruct, require, facilitate, or permit any agency to insist on, impose, or include—conditions in any grant program requiring grant recipients or subaward recipients to certify that they will not use federal funds to promote any of the concepts set forth in Section 5 of the Executive Order; and the government shall not enforce any such conditions imposed on recipients and subrecipients to the extent they have already been included in government grants or subawards. To the extent that you have included the Executive Order’s provisions in subawards, please provide those subaward recipients with a copy of this notice.