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To extend a grant's project period without additional funding.
Under a no-cost extension, grantees can extend a grant's project period one time for up to 12 months if:
Grantees need NIAID's prior approval if any of the following situations apply:
NIAID requires direct approval from the Grants Management Program director to extend grants more than two fiscal years beyond the final project period.
Follow the steps below.
Subsequent Extension Requests
Follow the steps below for all extensions except your initial one. Note that NIAID rarely approves more than one extension and never approves more than three.
Check your Notice of Award for your grants management specialist's contact information or see GMP Assignments by Geographic Region and Program Code.
Contact for NIAID Staff—GMP Director
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December 2, 1994, Guide notice, Change of Procedures for Implementing No-Cost Extensions Approved by Grantees Under Expanded Authorities (Federal Demonstration Project)
Expanded Authorities or Federal Demonstration Partnership SOP
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NIH Grants Policy Statement, Administrative Requirements
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Prior Approvals for Post-Award Grant Actions SOP
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