Extension Request

We recognize that COVID-19 is disrupting normal government operations and may affect members’ ability to submit timely applications for GFOA’s award programs. We will approve extensions of the submission deadlines for those that need more time. For extensions for PAFR, CAnFR or the Budget Awards programs, please submit the extension form below to record your extension in our system. For extensions for the CAFR Program, please follow the instructions for submitting a CAFR Extension Request in GFOA’s Awards Management System.

A government may request a 30-day extension of the submission deadline for the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting program, Popular Annual Financial Reporting program, Canadian Award for Financial Reporting, or the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award program. When a deadline falls on a weekend or holiday the submission is due the next business day. If you have any questions, please contact the GFOA office at 312-977-9700.

Please note: the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting program policy prohibits granting an extension in two consecutive years for essentially the same reason.