U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Training: Grant Award Modifications


Key Audience: Grant Award Administrator

The purpose of a Grant Award Modification (GAM) is to update award details, modifying key facts or details about the award. JustGrants focuses on true modifications to an award and in the following training materials, a Grant Award Administrator will learn how to create the three types of GAMs – Project Period Extension, Programmatic, and Financial.

Specifically, the eLearning videos and Job Aid Reference Guide will demonstrate how to:

  • Initiate a GAM
  • Extend the length of the funded award
  • Modify budget details or approve a budget that received a conditional clearance
  • Request to update the Project Title and Project Description


In this eLearning video series, you will:

  • Learn the purpose of Grant Award Modifications (GAMs)
  • Explore the various types of GAMs

In this video, you will learn about project period extension GAMs.

Training Video: JustGrants Grant Award Modifications: Project Period Extension; Video run time: 4:55 min.

In this video, you will learn about creating programmatic and financial GAMs.

JustGrants Grant Award Modifications: Creating Programmatic and Financial GAMs; Video run time: 8:03 min.

The following provides further clarification, definitions, and visual representations of processes and information.


JustGrants Login


Find answers to frequently asked questions.

Go to FAQs


Grant Award Modifications Job Aid Reference Guide 

View the Guide