How is Continuation Funding (Year 2, 3, etc) identified in the Award Released?
In general under federal and some non-federal grants continuation funding is identified in the original notice of award. These funds are normally released or obligated to the grantee without a formal grant application submission, but rather with the submission of a annual project report. For example:
NSF continuation grants, the annual project report must be submitted electronically via the NSF FastLane System by the PI at least three (3) months before the end of the period currently being funded.
NIH awards under RPPR, the grant progress report must be submitted electronically via the NIH Commons by the PI at least two (2) months before the end of the period currently being funded.
To find when your NIH progress report is due you may go to the NIH Pending Progress Report Search and enter UF’s IPF number 513806. The returned list will show all progress reports by due date and PI name due to NIH in the next four months or so.
For particulars of other agencies you should refer to the grant’s terms and conditions.