A Carry Forward request is the process by which unobligated funds remaining at the end of a budget period may be moved to the current budget period to cover allowable expenses. The carry forward funds enable grantees to use unexpended prior year grant funds in the current budget period.
Reference the terms and conditions in the Notice of Award (NOA) or contract for guidelines on carry forward funds for your specific grant before you begin a formal request.
The requirements for carry forward approval can be found in the terms and conditions section of your award. Some grants have automatic carry forward authority, and grantees do not have to request approval from the sponsor in order to carry forward funds from one budget period to the next. Grants that do not have automatic carry forward authority are required to submit a written request to the sponsor.
When a written request is required, the NOA will contain the following language or similar in the terms and conditions section of the NOA: