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Award Changes and Unusual Circumstances

Awards have very specific requirements that guide how budget and program changes are to be managed. To provide grantees with greater flexibility to manage project changes, many federal agencies have waived certain cost-related and administrative prior approval requirements and provided the grantee (NIU) with the ability to approve such changes.

Program changes that require prior sponsor approval or notification are reviewed via the Institutional Prior Approval System (IPAS). Upon final review, SPA will forward the proposed change to the agency.

All other project changes are handled within SPA.

To get started, tell us about your change (or unusual circumstance that you think may require a project change). We'll follow-up with you in 5 business days to help you plan your change and navigate your sponsor's approval requirements.