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

Division of Grants Management

IHS-01-14-001

Release Date: January 8, 2014

Source: Grants.gov

Subject: Change in Characters Allowed in Attached File Names

On January 17th, Grants.gov will deploy a change to the rules for file names of attachments in applications.

Currently, only letters, numbers, underscore (_), hyphen (-), period (.) and space are allowed in attachment file names.

After the change, the following characters will also be allowed in file names:

  • Parenthesis ( )
  • Curly braces { }
  • Square brackets [ ]
  • Ampersand &
  • Tilde ~
  • Exclamation point !
  • Comma ,
  • Semicolon ;
  • Apostrophe '
  • At sign @
  • Number sign #
  • Dollar sign $
  • Percent sign %
  • Plus sign +
  • Equal sign =

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

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