The Project Period of FY17-19 Title VI Grants Can Be Extended Up to 12 Months

What is a No-Cost Extension?
No-Cost Extension is an increase in the length of time of the final budget period without additional federal funds or change in scope to complete existing project activities, or permit the orderly closeout of the grant. The extension can be for a period of up to 12 months.

Different from a no-cost extension, a liquidation extension allows grantees to request additional time to liquidate obligations incurred during the regular project period of the grant.  The additional time is not to incur new obligations.  Payment Management System (PMS) automatically adds 90 days to the project period end date of the grant as the liquidation period end date.

Information Required for a No-Cost Extension
All requests for no-cost extensions must include the follow information (see p.2 for a helpful template):
– Grant Award Number(s);
– Grantee Organization (Tribe/Tribal Organization) Name;
– Specific proposed end date (i.e. March 31, 2021);
– Dollar amount of remaining unobligated funds;
– Brief explanation on why the work has not been completed;
– Plan on how all unfinished activities will be completed by the proposed extended end date.

How to Submit your Request for a No-Cost Extension:
All requests for No-Cost Extensions should be submitted by March 31, 2020. Complete and include the template on p.2 of this document. Requests must be sent by email to: TitleVI.Grants@acl.hhs.gov and with a cc to the ACL Regional Administrator. Include the words “NCE Request,” the name of your tribe and the state in the subject line of the email. 

Download the No-Cost Extension Request here

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