For extensions for CAnFR or the Budget Awards programs, please submit the extension form below to record your extension in our system.
For extensions for the COA Program or PAFR Program, please follow the instructions for submitting a COA Program Extension Request or PAFR Program 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 by phone at (312) 977-9700 or via email.
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.