How does the approval process work?

Approval is based on sponsoring agency guidelines and on the reasonableness of the justification for the use of the unspent account balance. Upon approving a request, OSP notifies the sponsor and authorizes Grant and Contract Accounting (GCA) to extend the budget which then enters it on-line.

If the no cost extension request cannot be approved by OSP under the sponsor guidelines, the Grant and Contract Administrator will countersign the request and forward it to the agency for their review and approval. If the agency approves the request, OSP will authorize GCA to extend the budget and enter it on-line.