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Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Division of Grants Management


Release Date: August 29, 2012

Source: Grants.Gov

Subject: Grants.Gov Updates File Attachment Naming Rules

Beginning August 15, 2012, applicants are now limited to using the following characters in all attachment file names.

Valid file names may only include the following UTF-8 characters:

A-Z, a-z, 0-9, underscore ( _ ), hyphen ( - ), space, period.

Filenames must also be limited to 50 or fewer characters.

Attachments that do not follow these rules may cause the entire application to be rejected or cause issues during processing.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the IHS Division of Grants Management Office at (301) 443-5204.

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