Office of Grants Management Clarification on the CIF Continuation

Dear Colleagues –

Please find clarifying guidance on the Commission Investment Fund (CIF) grants below.  On the July 17th call, we heard your concerns and have added some new and clarifying information to make the FY18 application process easier and supportive of your needs.

  • Year 3 budget period (no change from original guidance)
    Year 2 grants will end 8/31/18 and Year 3 grants will begin 9/1/18.  The year 3 budget period will be 9/1/18 through 6/30/19.  The Notice of Grant Award will reflect the extended end date of the award.  No later than 30 days prior to the expiration of the year 3 award, a commission can request a no cost extension of its grant, if necessary.  
  • Use of Unexpended funds/carryover (this is a change in guidance)
    If commissions have unexpended funds remaining, they will be allowed to carryover the funds into year 3.  Unexpended program development grant and/or augmentation funding may be carried into year 3 as well.
  • Unexpended Funds/ Carryover (this is a change in guidance)
    If a commission has unexpended funds and wishes to carryover the funds, they should be included in the year 3 application due 8/2/18.  Any unexpended funds not requested in the budget will be considered relinquished and offset from your year 3 application.
  • Revise unexpended funds forms (this is a change in guidance)
    Commissions will receive a revised unexpended funds form to complete.  Revised unexpended funds forms will be due with the submission of the CIF application.  

If you have any questions, please reach out to your Grants Officer.

Thank you,
Office of Grants Management

Published Date: 
July 19, 2018
Grantee Type: 
State Commission
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