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cancelled awards

What does it mean when an award authorization has been cancelled?

Under the provisions of Section 1405(a) of Public Law No. 101-510 amended 31 U.S.C. §§ 1551-1557 (commonly referred to as M-Account Legislation), all federal agencies are required to close fixed year appropriation accounts and cancel any remaining balances on any awards issued out of the fixed year appropriation accounts by September 30th of the 5th fiscal year after the period of availability. Translated into terms applicable to award recipients and awarding agencies, all undrawn award funding falling under the M-Account condition will no longer be available for program expenditures, obligations or payment requests.

What does this mean to me?

Awards funded using a 2012 fixed appropriation will cancel on September 30, 2017. Undrawn award funding issued from 2012 fixed appropriation account funds will no longer be available for program expenditures, obligations, or payment requests in the PMS. The last day to draw funds on awards issued using 2012 fixed appropriation funds is September 28, 2017 for most grantees. If your agency normally requires an early monthly cut-off for payment requests, you must adhere to that schedule.*

All awards issued using 2012 fixed appropriation funds must be closed and all remaining balances canceled by September 30, 2017.

What should I do?

Review all expiring award documents in your PMS account to ensure that all disbursements have been reported on both the FFR-Cash Transaction Report (formerly PSC-272) and the final FFR-Financial Status Report (formerly SF-269). Your last opportunity to report disbursements on the 2012 fixed appropriation awards is September 30, 2017 FFR Cash Transaction Report, unless the awarding agency that awarded the grant has requested that you report earlier.

When your organization has made its final disbursements, the disbursements should be reported on the FFR-Cash Transaction Report available at that time. You do not need to wait until September 30, 2017 report becomes available.

Below is an example of an award issued with 2012 fixed appropriation funds. You may view the awards in your account by utilizing the Authorization Transaction Inquiry in the PMS, Adhoc Grantee Inquiry – Authorization Transactions.

DOC:10KZ1000
  • T/C
  • 050
  • ******FCO********
  • 2012-KZF7000-4115
  • *****INC-AUTH*****
  • 95,394.00
  • POST DATE
  • 11/28/2011
  • *START DATE
  • 11/30/2011
  • *END DATE
  • 09/30/2012
  • *ISSUE DATE
  • 11/28/2011
NET TC: 95,394.00

  • T/C
  • 050
  • ******FCO********
  • 2012-K058785-4145
  • *****INC-AUTH*****
  • 136,000.00
  • POST DATE
  • 09/29/2011
  • *START DATE
  • 10/1/2011
  • *END DATE
  • 09/29/2012
  • *ISSUE DATE
  • 10/1/2011




Still have questions?

Please contact your Grants Management Specialist(s) at the awarding agency(s) for specific information on how this legislation affects your award or for information on reporting expenditures on the FFR-Financial Status Report. Their contact information is located on the Notice of Grant Award.

If you have questions regarding viewing award authorizations in PMS, drawing funds, or reporting expenditures in PMS FFR-Cash Transaction Report, please contact your PSC Liaison Accountant. To obtain the contact information for the Liaison Accountant that handles your PMS account:

*Note: NASA will provide the payment request cut-off date at a later time. Please view their website for updates.