Before your grant ends, you have the option to extend it—for up to 12 months—beyond its original closing date. Federal grant program officers refer to extensions as “no cost extensions.” Don’t worry about the terminology. It simply means the awarding agency isn’t giving your project additional funding: whatever is in your grant account is what you have to spend. Extensions can’t be used for the sole purpose of spending remaining funds; there needs to be a plan supporting the extension. That is, the extension needs to advance your project’s goals. If you want to make a big one-time purchase just because you’re sitting on a pile of excess grant money, that probably won’t fly. We can help you with extensions and budget modifications. Ask us!