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.
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.)