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Non-Competing Continuations

Published: April 18, 2013
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What is a Non-Competing Continuation (NCC)?

An award made for additional funding/budget period wihtin a previously approved project period, through a non-competing process.

What is an NCC Application?

Approved multi-year grantees must submit an application to ANA for continued project funding for each year of project implementation.

Approved Continuation funding is contingent on: availability of Federal appropriations, submission of all progress and financial reports, satisfactory project performance, and receipt of the NCC Application by the application due date.

What is the deadline for applying?

NCC Continuation Application materials are sent to eligible grantee each year. The timeframe depends on the overall funding cycle and is usually in the spring.  If you do not receive your NCC packet by the end of March, please contact your ANA program specialist immediately.

Completed NCC applications must be submitted by the date specified in the non-competing continuation grant application materials.

What is the application process?

ANA will send/email the NCC application notification letter to the Authorized Official notifying you that the NCC Application Kit has been opened and you can submit your NCC through the GrantSolutions system.

Complete all necessary documents and submit them electronically via These can be uploaded to GrantSolutions as .pdf or other file types.  The forms and certifications can be completed and submitted through GrantSolutions by the Authorized Representative.

All entities that apply for or receive ANA grant awards must be registered online with the System for Award Management (SAM):

NOTE: SAM registration MUST be updated annually.

NCC Application Checklist

  • SF-424 (signed by Authorized Representative)
  • SF-424B (signed by Authorized Representative)
  • SF-424A (Budget Information)
  • Certification regarding Lobbying (for awards exceeding $100,000.00)
  • Certification regarding Maintenance of Effort
  • Line Item Budget and Budget Justification (federal and non-federal share)
    • You should begin compiling your Line Item Budget and Justification and your Program Narrative as soon as you are notified that the Application Kit is available based on your approved OWP. These documents will need to be completed in order to finalize your NCC application in the GrantSolutions system. All other documents included in this checklist are forms that you will input via the GrantSolutions system.
  • Program Narrative
    • Provide a clear and concise description of the current status of the project, as well as any intended modifications. The purpose of the project narrative is not to restate what has been declared in quarterly reports or the original application. The current status should provide a very brief overview of accomplishments and challenges encountered to date and reflect on the progress made towards the achievement of results and benefits. Intended modifications should describe any significant changes to the original work plan, project narrative, or budget that will be implemented during the continuation period.
  • Indirect Cost Rate Agreement
  • Cover Letter: On organizational letterhead, signed by the Authorized Organizational Representative, and detailing the purpose of the application. General information to consider including: amount of federal request, amount of required non-federal share, and any additional information not captured by other documentation in the application.
  • SF-LLL
  • Project/Performance Site Locations(s)

Other Notes:

  • All Objective Progress Reports (OPR) and Financial Statements (SF 425) must be up to date.
  • In order to be eligible for continuation funding, all grantees must have a valid DUNS number and CCR.
  • Grantees requesting Indirect Cost must submit a copy of a current negotiated rate agreement that aligns with the ANA budget period.
Last Reviewed: March 12, 2018