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Advance Spending Requests FAQs

Advance spending

If a delay in receiving new funding might negatively impact a project, you can request advance approval to have an award, project and task set up prior to official acceptance of the award by completing a form. OCGA must approve advance spending requests. A request for an advance is appropriate only when:

  • The funding agency makes a firm commitment to award the contract or grant.
  • There is an essential need to spend in advance of the award.
  • Other funding exists to cover the risk of a delayed start date or failure of the award.
For more information, contact the OCGA main desk at 858-534-3330 or email