The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act contains at least $110 billion in health care spending, which heralds many positive developments for the scientific community. While general funding levels have been established, agency-specific implementation plans are still in development. The document linked above will be updated with additional information as it becomes available.
ARRA Quarterly Progress Reports
Are you a PI who needs to submit an ARRA quarterly report?
Just follow the steps below and let us know if you need any help along the way!
ARRA Reporting Requirements
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 requires awardees to submit a quarterly report, due no later than 10 calendar days after each calendar quarter in which the recipient receives the award (Jan 10, April 10, July 10, and Oct 10). Reports are cumulative each quarter and include information such as the award amount, a project description, project location, percent project completed, and number of jobs created/retained. The information and required procedure for submitting the reports are a work in progress according to the Federal Government so they are subject to change. Federal agencies award grants to institutions, so institutional officials are responsible to work closely with PIs and Department Administrators to complete the reporting requirements.
Full details can be found at this NIH website
Reminder: April 2011; Report due to Grants & Contracts on March 18, 2011!
JUST FOLLOW THESE STEPS
The Grants and Contracts Office (GCO) has created a simple procedure in order to assist principal investigators receiving ARRA funding to properly report their progress.
- GCO will send ARRA award recipients an e-mail prior to the internal GCO deadline. It will include revised and updated instructions and use of the new WCMC ARRA Reporting Tool. The ARRA Reporting Tool will include pre-populated information that was submitted last quarter. The PI & DA will be responsible for updating the information represented for the current quarter activities or acknowledge that there are no changes to report from the previous quarter.
- The PI and/or DA should complete and update the TOP SECTION ONLY (see below) and return the form signed by PI and DA to ARRAREPORTS@med.cornell.edu no later than Friday March 18, 2011.
- GCO will work with Human Resources and Research Accounting directly to complete and verify report information and will also obtain the necessary signatures.
- GCO electronically submits the final ARRA report through FederalReporting.gov between April 4, 2011 and April 8, 2011.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Department of Health and Human Services has provided a website to aid investigators in completing the ARRA reports. The website contains a sample report with information on what goes into each respective field. Not all grants are listed, and some fields are incomplete as they require user input. However, you will be able to copy and paste the information provided onto your report. Should your grant not be listed, please feel free to use another model as an example.
- The Program Source (TAS)* field identifies the NIH Institute from which your funds were derived. While you can identify that number in the Report Template, you can access a complete list here: TAS Program Source List.
- When completing the report, please remember that WCMCs DUNS Number is 060217502 and the Congressional District is 14.
- ARRA Reports require an Activity Code (NAICS or NTEE-NPC). This code represents the general area of research being conducted under your grant. The NIH anticipates that most ARRA grantees will choose an NPC and/or NTEE code(s) within the Major Category title Health, subcategory H - Medical Research.
- A searchable list can be found on this website.
- Awards less than $25,000 do not need to submit a report.
- If your award contains a subcontract/subaward you will only need to report on them once the subaward agreement has been fully executed.
- If you have no expenditures, you do not need to report on the job creation/estimation section. If you have reported expenditures, to correctly calculate the job creation, please follow this formula:
Total FTE = Total Full Time Equivalent (Total Number of Jobs)
If you have any further questions, please contact Grants & Contracts at 646-962-8290 or firstname.lastname@example.org .