Request Extension

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. Please submit this extension request so we can record your extension in our system.

A government may request a 30-day extension of the submission deadline for the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting program, Popular Annual Financial Reporting program, or the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award program by completing the form below. 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 Excellence in Financial Reporting program policy prohibits granting an extension in two consecutive years for essentially the same reason.

When processed a confirmation will be sent by email.

Please indicate the award program in which you are requesting an extension.