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SBIR Grantee Information - No Cost Extension Requests

In the event a company is unable to complete its grant's objectives within the official grant period, the company's authorized organizational official (AOR) and/or project director (PD) may request a no-cost extension of up to 1 year. Before submitting such a request, it is advisable to contact the SBIR national program leader (NPL) responsible for your grant to discuss the reasons for your request.  


Required Information

Provide a stand-alone letter with the following information to the appropriate NPL:

  • The grant number and proposal number;
  • Time required to complete the project objectives and justification for the extension;
  • A summary of progress to date;
  • An estimate of funds expected to remain un-obligated on the scheduled expiration date; and
  • A projected timetable to complete the portion(s) of the project for which the extension is being requested;


Signatures of the AOR and/or PD must be on the letter. 

E-mail the letter as a PDF to for timely processing. (Contact SBIR staff at for alternate options for submitting the letter if you do not own PDF software.)


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