Organizational Leadership

Progress Reporting

Progress reports must be submitted to, and approved by the Operating Division (OPDIV), in this case the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). New grantees may find this information useful when preparing reports about their program.

The following is an excerpt from the HS Grants Policy Statement.

Progress reports generally are required annually as part of the non-competing continuation award process. However, the OPDIV may require these reports more frequently. Progress reports must be submitted to, and approved by, the OPDIV to non-competitively fund each additional budget period within a previously approved project period (competitive segment). When used in lieu of a non-competing continuation application, the progress report typically includes an updated budget in addition to other required information.

The form/format to be used and the information to be included in the progress report are specified in the NoA or in specific OPDIV guidance, e.g., non-competing continuation guidance. Some OPDIVs have implemented procedures for the electronic transmission of progress reports. See Part IV for OPDIV-specific information on electronic procedures for submitting progress reports.

Progress reports must be submitted directly to the awarding office. Late submission or receipt of an incomplete grant progress report will result in delaying the issuance and funding of the non-competing continuation award and may result in a reduced award amount.

The progress report for the final budget period of a competitive segment for which a competing continuation application is submitted will be part of that application; however, if an award is not made or the recipient does not submit an application for continued support, a final progress report is required.

The OPDIV will specify the requirements for progress reporting under construction grants or grants supporting both construction activities, including acquisition or modernization, and nonconstruction activities.