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This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.
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 through the eRA Commons 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. If the first extension request is late, follow the instructions under Subsequent Extension Requests instead.
Subsequent Extension Requests
Follow the steps below for all extensions except your initial one. Note that NIAID rarely approves more than one extension. NIAID almost never approves a third extension, and will entertain only a request that has a very strong justification based on an exceptional and unusual circumstance.
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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NIH Grants Policy Statement, Administrative Requirements
NIH Grants Policy Statement, Administrative Requirements, Requests for Prior Approval
Prior Approvals for Post-Award Grant Actions SOP
December 2, 1994, Guide notice, Change of Procedures for Implementing No-Cost Extensions Approved by Grantees Under Expanded Authorities (Federal Demonstration Project)
Last Updated March 03, 2016
Last Reviewed March 03, 2016