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First Steps

You should initiate the closeout process for each of your organization’s awards by using the Closeout Module in the Grants Management System (GMS). All award recipients have 90 days after the project period end date to close out the award.

  • If you do not initiate the closeout within 90 days of project period end date, the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) will begin the closeout process without your consent. This is referred to as an administrative closeout.

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Recipients should start the closeout process as soon as the program is completed and all Federal and matching funds have been spent.