4.7 Reporting

Your Grant Data Form will indicate where and when to submit narrative reports. GFCR staff will provide timely reminders of report due dates and review draft narrative reports to ensure they are accurate and conform to the funder?s requirements. Late submission of reports diminishes the likelihood of subsequent awards. Reports to NIH also require submission of an assurance form. This form must be signed and submitted to Grants, Foundation and Corporate Relations with all NIH applications, progress reports, and prior approval requests.

4.7.1 Narrative

Your Grant Data Form will indicate where and when to submit narrative reports. GFCR staff will provide timely reminders of report due dates and review draft narrative reports to ensure they are accurate and conform to the funder?s requirements. Late submission of reports diminishes the likelihood of subsequent awards. Reports to NIH also require submission of an assurance form. This form must be signed and submitted to Grants, Foundation and Corporate Relations with all NIH applications, progress reports, and prior approval requests.

4.7.2 Financial

In addition to providing quarterly reviews of your grant spending, the Grants Accountant will prepare financial reports with the assistance of the PI/PD. Once completed, you will be asked to review the report. As with narrative reports, the Grant Data Form includes information on when financial reports will be required.

4.7.3 Effort reporting

Effort reporting is required for all government funded projects. It is the tool used to confirm that salaries and wages charged to the grant are reasonable in relation to the work performed as part of the funded project. Every individual paid from or devoting effort to a government funded project must certify their effort associated with the grant. PIs/PDs, staff, technicians and students are required to certify their own effort. Grant effort is certified as a percentage of total college work. The Grants Accountant provides effort reports to PIs/PDs three times per year (at the close of each academic semester, and the end of the summer) which must be certified by the individual her/himself, or by someone with first-hand knowledge of the effort, and returned to the Grants Accountant by the specified deadline.

4.7.4 Financial conflict of interest reporting

All project investigators/directors will be required to complete the appropriate Financial Interests Disclosure Form (for PHS or non-PHS funding) annually for funded grants. GFCR sends reminders of this requirement.

4.7.5 FFATA Reporting

The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 requires prime awardees of federal grants and contracts to provide data regarding their first-tier subawards. If your grant has a subaward that meets the criteria for FFATA reporting, the Grants Accountant will confer with you regarding the "Project Description." The Grants Accountant will complete the remaining portions of the report and submit it to the FFATA Subaward Reporting System (FSRS).