Request an Extension for a Budget Program Application

The deadline for submitting an application to the Budget Award Program is 90 days after the budget adoption date. Occasionally, circumstances arise that prevent a government from submitting by this deadline. In those cases, a government may apply for an extension so that their application may be submitted at a later date. Extensions are granted in 30-day increments.

  1. Go to If you are not already logged in to the AMS, you will need to enter the government’s username and password to login. The username will be the government’s GFOA member number followed by a dash and another single digit, usually the number 2. If you do not remember the password, click “forgot password” and then “send recovery email” and you will get a password reset link.
  2. Select “Start Process” in the blue band at the top of the screen.
  3. Click on the green “Start” button to the right of “Extension Request”. Choose Budget Award Program from the drop down menu under Award Program and complete the remainder of the form.
  4. Click the “Sign” button to open the electronic signature box. Type your name.
  5. Click “Submit”.

Budget program staff will review the request and an email with the decision will be sent to the email address entered on the extension form.