"The Department is committed to working with our grantees on providing no-cost extensions to performance periods on our existing grant programs. We receive many requests for extensions, and the vast majority of them are granted. We understand that States and localities experience problems with procurement processes, equipment delays, and other obstacles. However, it is also important to ensure the funds are obligated and expended in a timely manner, within established periods of performance. As we move into Fiscal Year 2008, FEMA's National Preparedness Directorate is taking steps to set final deadlines of previously awarded funds and move to fully close out some of the older grants."
National Preparedness Directorate (NPD) Information Bulletin No. 257
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