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Title: NIFA Reporting Web Conference

NIFA Reporting Web Conference
  • December 9, 2010

Start the Recording
Bart Hewitt
Bart is the Accountability and Reporting Leader
for the Planning, Accountability and Reporting
Staff under the Office of the Director, NIFA. He
leads the Accountability and Reporting Team and
has responsibility for REEport and Legacy CRIS
business functions, the national effort for the
State Plan of Work and Annual Report process, the
Multistate Research Fund Project Proposal
approvals for NIFA and develops performance
information for the PART and NIFA Budget. (202)
E-mail questions to
User Support
  • (202) 690-2910 or
  • Do not contact Texas AM support
  • FAQs and other information on the NIFA Reporting
    Web Conference web page at

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Format and Logistics
  • E-mail questions to
  • E-mail topic suggestions to
  • Conferences are recorded and will be available on
    the Reporting Web Conference web page at

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To Receive Announcements
  • An RWC e-mail list will notify interested parties
    on news, schedules, and other issues relating to
    the series. To subscribe
  • Send an e-mail to
  • Skip your subject line and in the body of your
    message type subscribe reportingwc. 
  • Be sure you receive an e-mail confirming your

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REEport Update
  • Bart Hewitt
  • December 2010

REEport Deployment Postponed
  • The previously announced deployment of REEport,
    originally scheduled to occur October 1, 2010 for
    non-formula grants project initiation, has been
    postponed.   Until a new transition date is
    confirmed, please continue to use the CRIS
    reporting system as you have been. 

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REEport Postponed
  • NIFA plans to transition to REEport have not
    changed.  REEport will become NIFAs grant and
    formula project reporting system, building on and
    replacing the existing CRIS system.
  • There is no change to plans to cease collecting
    AD-419 data for non-formula grants.

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REEport Financial Report (Old AD-419)
  • NIFA Administered
  • Hatch (Regular)              _____
  • Hatch Multistate              _____
  • McIntire-Stennis              _____
  • Evans-Allen                     _____
  • Animal Health 1433         _____
  •  Other Federal Grants     ____
  •  Non-Federal Funds
  • State Appropriations      _____
  • Other Non-Federal          _____

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Update on Planning, Accountability and Reporting
Staff at NIFA
Bob MacDonald
  • Has left NIFA and joined the Agricultural
    Research Service

Plan of Work Update
Katelyn Sellers
Katelyn supports the planning, development,
coordination, and delivery of accountability and
financial reporting from agency information
systems. She is also responsible for conducting
business process analyses and implementing
related efficiency improvements. Additionally,
Katelyn provides support for the State Plan of
Work and Annual Report process under the
Agricultural Research, Extension and Education
Reform Act (AREERA). (202) 401-5482 pow_at_nifa.usda
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Plan of Work Panel Recommendations NIFA Response
and Implementation Plan
  • Published on NIFA Plan of Work Webpage
  • http//

National Outcomes and Indicators Workshop
  • New Orleans
  • February 22 - 24

  • Consensus on a few Outcomes and Indicators that
    can be reported on nationally and/or regionally
    in the Plan of Work and Annual Report.
  • Outcomes that can be aggregated across the nation
    to show a national impact.

Outcome Teams
  • Five Teams
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Climate Change
  • Food Safety
  • Global Food Security and Hunger
  • Sustainable Energy

Outcome Teams
  • Will define two or more national outcomes and
    measures (research and extension) and/or two or
    more regional outcomes and measures for each of
    the five NIFA priority areas.

Workshop Participants
  • 60 Land-Grant Participants
  • 25 Research, 25 Extension
  • One Research, One Extension from each Region on
    each of the Five NIFA Priority Area Teams
  • Directors/Associate/Assistant Directors/Executive
  • State Program Leaders
  • Five Evaluation Specialists (one on each team)
  • Five Facilitators (One for each team)
  • Ten NPLs NIFA (2 per Team)
  • Two Office of Planning and Accountability Staff

Team Makeup
  • 14 Persons per team
  • 10 Land-Grant Program Experts
  • 1 Land-Grant Evaluation Expert
  • 2 National Program Leaders NIFA
  • 1 Land-Grant Facilitator (non-decision making
  • 2 Planning, Accountability and Reporting Staff
    from NIFA will provide support and guidance

How Participants were Chosen
  • Regional Executive Directors working with
  • NIFA Executive Leadership assigning NPLs

  • New Orleans, LA Feb. 22 24, 2011
  • 2 full days (Tues. Wed.) and one half-day
  • Participants will be invited
  • University support for Land-Grant participants

CRIS Issues
CRIS Enhancement Coming in January
  • NIFA will require the state partners to complete
    all the components of the formula grant proposal
    package, including the project outline, before it
    is considered complete and ready to submit to
  • NIFA will only accept project outlines in pdf
    format, uploaded via the CRIS Forms Assistance
    web site.

CRIS Enhancement Coming in January
  • The CRIS staff will defer a formula grant
    proposal prior to routing to a reviewer in the
    event that the wrong proposal was initially
  • The CRIS site administrator will have the ability
    to remove an erroneously submitted project
    outline and upload the correct project outline
    and resubmit the entire project in the event that
    an defer action was performed by the CRIS staff
    or reviewer for the same issue.

Financial Report AD-419
  • Due February 1, 2011 !!!
  • Only for Formula Grant and State Projects
  • Hatch (and Multistate Hatch)
  • Evans-Allen
  • McIntire-Stennis (forestry)
  • Animal Health (1433)
  • State projects (voluntary and not required)
  • Usefulness for Animal Health capacity for formula

Financial Report AD-419
  • Funds expended on NIFA non-formula grants in
    Field 204 no longer required or accepted
  • Use CRIS Forms Assistance Web Site or
  • Send spreadsheets to
  • Summary sheets will be created and returned as
    part of verification process

  • E-mail questions to

See you in February!
  • Next NIFA Reporting Web Conference is scheduled
    for Thursday, February 10 from 2-4 pm (Eastern)
  • E-mail topic suggestions for December to
  • Visit the conference web site at for
  • The recording of this conference
  • The slides from this conference
  • Announcements

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