Information for Faculty/Researchers
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has provided new funding opportunities for Cornell researchers and ARRA awards have additional and new reporting requirements. Use this page to identify Recovery Act funding opportunities, explore frequently asked questions about NSF and NIH stimulus funding, and learn what you must do to ensure compliance with ARRA reporting requirements.
ARRA awards have additional and different business requirements as set forth by the ARRA. There are specific funds management requirements and reporting on all projects/programs funded with ARRA funds and it is critical that these requirements be met. The Federal government has developed a central reporting site for the submission of all required ARRA reporting (FederalReporting.gov). The Office of Sponsored Programs and the Division of Financial Affairs are coordinating the reporting for ARRA awards to the Recovery.gov system, in collaboration with other central administrative offices, colleges, departments, and Principal Investigators. All data required must be submitted in a consolidated manner, therefore reporting is being done centrally by institutions, not by individual award recipients. Cornell is already registered with the FederalReporting.gov system. Reports are required quarterly and include general, fiscal and technical information. All information will be made publicly available on the federal reporting website www.recovery.gov.
ARRA Reporting Schedule
|Date due at Cornell||Date to be submitted by Cornell||Federal due date|
|Monday, Jan. 3, 2011||Friday, Jan. 7, 2011||Monday, Jan. 10, 2011|
|Monday, April 4, 2011||Friday, April 8, 2011||Sunday, April 10, 2011|
|Friday, July 1, 2011||Friday, July 8, 2011||Sunday, July 10, 2011|
|Monday, Oct. 3, 2011||Friday, Oct. 7, 2011||Monday, Oct. 10, 2011|
|Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012||Monday, Jan. 9, 2012||Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012|
|Tuesday, April 3, 2012||Monday, April 9, 2012||Tuesday, April 10, 2012|
|Monday, July 2, 2012||Monday, July 9, 2012||Tuesday, July 10, 2012|
|Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012||Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012||Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012|
|Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013||Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013||Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013|
|Wednesday, April 3, 2013||Tuesday, April 9, 2013||Wednesday, April 10, 2013|
|Wednesday, July 3, 2013||Tuesday, July 9, 2013||Wednesday, July 10, 2013|
|Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013||Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013||Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013|
|Friday, Jan. 3, 2014||Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014||Friday, Jan. 10, 2014|
|Thursday, April 3, 2014||Wednesday, April 9, 2014||Thursday, April 10, 2014|
|Thursday, July 3, 2014||Wednesday, July 9, 2014||Thursday, July 10, 2014|
|Friday, Oct. 3, 2014||Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014||Friday, Oct. 10, 2014|
|Monday, Jan. 5, 2015||Friday, Jan. 9, 2015||Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015|
|Friday, April 3, 2015||Thursday, April 7, 2015||Friday, April 10, 2015|
|Friday, July 3, 2015||Thursday, July 9, 2015||Friday, July 10, 2015|
|Monday, Oct. 5, 2015||Friday, Oct. 9, 2015||Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015|
- Date due at Cornell: This is the internal Cornell due date (by close of business).
- Date to be submitted by Cornell: This is the date that Cornell central administrative offices must submit quarterly ARRA reports to FederalReporting.gov.
- Federal due date: This is the date that all quarterly reports are due to FederalReporting.gov.
ARRA Reporting Guidelines for Principal Investigators
- What are the data elements required for ARRA reporting and who is going to report this information?
- There are many data elements required for ARRA reporting. All data will be reported to FederalReporting.gov by an ARRA Reporting Specialist, working in collaboration with the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), Sponsored Financial Services, other central administrative offices and department administrators, with the goal of minimizing the burden on researchers. PIs are responsible for providing OSP only technical information and project status information.
- What technical information needs to be reported by PIs?
- Only Project Status and Quarterly Activities/Project Description data elements are required. These data elements are defined as follows:
- Project Status: Select one of the four choices:
- Not started
- Less than 50% completed
- Completed 50% or more
- Fully completed
- Quarterly Activities/ Project Description: (2,000 characters or less including blank spaces)
- NIH specific guidance: The Quarterly Activities/Project description should NOT be considered a quarterly scientific progress report. Instead, the NIH requests a description of the overall purpose and expected outputs and outcomes or results of the award and subawards. For NIH grantees, in situations where there are no significant changes from the Award Description (i.e. your project abstract submitted to the NIH with your proposal; to view this again visit: NIH RePORTER ), then state "As defined in the Award Description." NIH grantees should also briefly note if the grant is being transferred or relinquished.
- NSF-specific guidance: The Quarterly Activities/Project description is NOT considered a quarterly scientific/technical project report. Provide a very brief summary of activities conducted on the project to date, including items such as, the personnel in place, the research underway, and the equipment that has been purchased and/or installed.
- DOE-specific guidance: A clear and complete description of all significant activities delivered and billed for the reporting period. This description should describe the quarterly activities of the award and subawards.
- Further Guidance Relevant to all Sponsors
- All responses should be written in complete sentences.
- Explain all abbreviations or acronyms that may be unfamiliar to the general public.
- Do NOT include the names of project personnel who are working on your project. Instead, use general terms to refer to them such as "graduate student", "postdoc", etc.
- Do NOT include images of any kind (photos, graphs, charts, etc.).
- Do NOT include a list of publications resulting from the award or the meetings attended/presentations made.
- Be brief. This information will be pasted into a spreadsheet cell that allows a maximum of 2,000 characters, including blank/white spaces between words.
- Note: There may be additional project-specific information that PIs will need to review or provide, depending on award terms and conditions. Sponsors can add additional reporting requirements at any time.
- Please be aware that all reported information will be publicly available on www.recovery.gov.
- The award has terminated (i.e., has reached its end date, is transferred or relinquished) or the funds are fully expended.
- Cornell has invoiced the sponsor for all ARRA-funded expenditures.
- The PI has completed all deliverables and indicated that the project is "Fully Completed."