Reallocations within awarded budgets are usually possible, but the sponsoring agencies have different restrictions on deviations from the approved budget. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are among the federal agencies that have granted authority to the University for self-management of certain budget deviations. Requests for budgetary reallocations require the use of the University Budget Transfer form. Principal Investigators (PIs) uncertain of the budgetary restrictions imposed by any particular sponsor should first consult the award document and any of its inclusions by reference. The PI may also consult the Award Summary and Budget Form issued by RSP for that account, or they should consult their department business offices. If Budget Amendment forms are submitted that are deemed to require agency approval, they will be returned to the PI with supporting documentation or a request for agency authorization will be coordinated with the PI by the RSP Grants Specialist. When an agency approval for an amendment is required, it usually takes the same period of time as request for a no-cost extension or program change. A 30-60 day period should be planned for the agency response PRIOR to executing the amendment in university accounting records or in committing or authorizing expenditure of funds.