Effective on August 1, 2020, AHRQ grant recipients may, and effective October 1, 2020, AHRQ grant recipients MUST, use the No-Cost Extension feature in the eRA Commons to notify AHRQ when they exercise their one-time authority to extend, without additional funds, the final budget period end date of a grant award that is included under expanded authorities.
The terms and conditions of award included in a grant’s Notice of Award (NOA) indicate whether or not a particular grant is included under expanded authorities. In general, the following AHRQ grant activity codes are included under expanded authorities: F31, F32, K01, K02, K08, K18, K99, P20, R00, R01, R03, R13, R18, R21, R24, R25, R33, R36. Grantees are advised to refer to their terms of award, which take precedence over this Notice, to determine if a particular grant is included under expanded authorities. For more information see the notice.