There is an opportunity to request a no cost extension (NCE) of the FY23 grant award.

ACL has established grant norms, which includes any NCE request be reviewed in line with the 45 CFR 75 308(d)(2).

Councils seeking a NCE must provide a clear justification that includes the following information:

  • The Grant award number(s) for which an extension is being requested:
    • 2301XXSCDD
  • The length of time the NCE is being requested for (# of months)
  • Need to extend the grant:
    • Explain why the project will not be completed by the Project End date;
    • Types of challenges encountered which caused the need to extend the grant
  • Unfinished activities:
    • Identify unfinished activities to date; and
    • Provide a work plan including a timeline of how these activities will be accomplished by the newly proposed end date
  • Unobligated Funds
    • Estimate the amount of unobligated funds currently remaining on the grant and project the amount of funds that will be obligated by September 30, 2024; and
    • Briefly describe how the funds obligated by September 30, 2024 will be spent during the extended period.

Please submit a letter on official letterhead, signed by your authorized representative to your OIDD Project Officer providing a justification for our review and approval. This request must be delivered no later than Friday, August 23, 2024.

It is important to note, NCE requests will not be approved for the sole purpose of utilizing unobligated balances. This is especially pertinent to DD councils, because of the two-year obligation requirement.

Please reach out to your OIDD Project Officer with any questions.

To support the tracking of DD Council grants, please review the document titled State DD Council – Grant Cycle Timeline that outlines both the standard and no cost extension timeline for grant awards. Please refer to your notice of award for the terms specific to your Council.