Annual Progress Reports
Reports for USDA-NIFA grants on the anniversary reporting cycle can be completed up to 90 days preceding the anniversary date through 90 days after. Early submission is appreciated.
Progress reports on Capacity projects (Hatch, Hatch Multi-state, McIntire Stennis, Animal Health) can be submitted any time before the annual deadline. Lynn Laws will be contacting you in September to let you know the deadline.
Upon request, Lynn Laws can email you a template to use for writing your report. You can then just copy and paste your report at the REEport portal. If we don't hear from you before the end of the fiscal year, we'll send you a template in October.
Instructions for completing your reports can be found by selecting the sections in the "Annual Progress Reports" drop down menu to the left of your screen. Another resource for this is the REEport Guide for Project Directors.
- NIFA Portal for REEport data entry: http://portal.nifa.usda.gov/portal/
- The REEport Guide for Project Directors is available at https://nifa.usda.gov/resource/reeport-guide-project-directors.
All project directors – not necessarily co-PIs, but the first person named on and presumably responsible for report for the project – should be registered in REEport. If you have difficulty logging into the NIFA Portal, enter your email address, then select the link underneath to “Reset password”. You should receive an email with a login link that will verify your account. If you still cannot get into the system, then contact Lynn Laws firstname.lastname@example.org
Detailed instructions for completing your report can be found on this website, under the "Annual Progress Reports" tab, and in the Guide for Project Directors.
IMPORTANT: Please write for an educated but non-scientific audience. Keep in mind that not only scientists, but administrators, state and federal officials, and legislative officials read and use these reports. They are made available to the public worldwide via CRIS. The quality of the information provided to readers reflects strongly on the research, the investigator(s), and the institution, and has a decided influence on State and Federal levels of research funding.
When you are finished, you should "Submit for Review". That will place your report in the "Pending submission" folder, where we will know it is ready for administrative action.