The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a sweeping suspension of its enforcement of environmental laws Thursday, telling companies they would not need to meet environmental standards during the coronavirus outbreak.  

Please click the following link to read the entire letter from the EPA:

COVID-19 Implications for EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program

The temporary policy, for which the EPA has set no end date, would allow any number of industries to bypass environmental laws, with the agency saying it will not “seek penalties for noncompliance with routine monitoring and reporting obligations.”

“EPA is committed to protecting human health and the environment, but recognizes challenges resulting from efforts to protect workers and the public from COVID-19 may directly impact the ability of regulated facilities to meet all federal regulatory requirements,” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a statement.


Below are various financial opportunities for companies:

Opportunities for innovations addressing COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

BARDA partnerships page

Present products/technologies to USG stakeholders to address response

BARDA BAA for products to diagnose, prevent or treat coronavirus infection

NSF RAPID funding mechanism for existing funding opportunities

NIAID & NIGMS Urgent Award mechanism to expand scope of currently active awards

CDC BAA for applied research to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) emerging public health emergency

Flexibilities for innovators impacted by COVID-19

Relief for USPTO customers and other notices on USPTO regarding COVID-19

Information for NIH Applicants and Awardees

NSF information

NASA SBIR/STTR proposal due date extended

As we proceed through an extension of ‘social distancing’ at least until the end of April, please know that those of you who live in parts of the country that have been affected the most by this virus remain in our thoughts & prayers with the hope we can be together under more relaxed circumstances, in the not too distant future. In the meantime, ‘Stay home and stay safe’.