Requesting an Amendment
Requesting an amendment in Easygrants
As detailed in section 1.2 of your grant agreement, you may need to request an amendment during your project. If you think you might need an amendment but aren’t sure, contact your Grants Administrator. Your Grants Administrator may also contact you if, based on your reporting, they think you may need an amendment. The most common kinds of amendments are extension requests, change of scope requests, and changes to the budget.
Budget amendments are required if you need to move more than 10% of the total NFWF award amount between budget categories, for certain new expenses such as an equipment purchase, real estate acquisition, or for a change in Indirect rate. If you think you need a Budget Amendment, submit an Amendment Request with an explanation of the change in spending. If NFWF agrees that a Budget Amendment is appropriate, your Grants Administrator will create a Budget Amendment task for you to complete.
Instructions for requesting an amendment are as follows:
An official contact for your grant will log into Easygrants.
Click on "My Grants" and then click on the Easygrants ID number for the grant that requires an amendment.
In the dropdown menu "Select Request/Action," choose "Amendment Request" and hit the "Request" button.
You will be taken directly into the Amendment Request task. If at any point you need to save your work and come back later, you can. To reenter the task, go to the "My Tasks" section and click on the blue link for the "Amendment Request" task.
On the Amendment Type page, indicate the type(s) of amendment that you would like to request:
- Extension: If you would like to request an extension for your project end date, enter a proposed new end date and an explanation.
- Scope Change: If you would like to request a Scope Change, enter an explanation of the new scope.
- Budget Change: If you would like to change your budget, enter an explanation for why a budget amendment is needed. If NFWF agrees that a budget amendment is appropriate, your Grants Administrator will create a Budget Amendment task for you to complete.
- Matching Contributions: If you would like to request a change to your matching contributions requirement, enter the proposed new Federal and Non-federal match requirements and an explanation.
On the Matching Contributions page, review your sources of matching contributions for accuracy and update the Status for each source as applicable.
On the Uploads page, include any backup documentation requested by NFWF
On the Certification page, check the box to certify your submission.
On the Review and Submit page, you can generate a PDF summary of your amendment request to check your work. When your request is ready, send it to NFWF by clicking the Submit button.
Once you have hit "Submit", we will be prompted to review the request. If the amendment is approved, you will receive an email from Easygrants@nfwf.org. If you have requested an extension to the end date of the project, you will be notified of new reporting due dates.
If you have requested a Budget Amendment, your Grants Administrator will be in touch with further instructions. If you are completing a Budget Amendment, please refer to the Budget Instructions.
Contact your Grants Administrator with any questions.