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1 B UREAU O F I NDIAN E DUCATION A MERICAN R EINVESTMENT & R ECOVERY A CT (ARRA) P RIME R ECIPIENT R EPORTING R EVIEW & U PDATES R EPEAT S ESSIONS J UNE 16, 2010 J UNE 17, 2010

2 P RESENTERS Sandra C. Poolaw ARRA Projects Specialist Division of Performance & Accountability Bureau of Indian Education U.S. Department of Interior Office: Fax: Dr. Valerie Todacheene ARRA Projects Specialist Division of Performance & Accountability Bureau of Indian Education U.S. Department of Interior Office: Fax:

3 H ANDOUTS o Bureau Of Indian Education Recovery Act (ARRA) Prime Recipient Reporting Review & Updates Presentation o BIE Tip Sheets for Title I, Part A – Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies, Recovery Act (CFDA ) Title II-D: Enhancing Education through Technology, Recovery Act (CFDA ) Title X-Education of Homeless Children and Youths, Recovery Act (CFDA ) Section 1003(g) – School Improvement Grants, Recovery Act (CFDA ) o Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Recipients o Number of Jobs Exercise Sheet

4 O VERVIEW AND O BJECTIVES o Reporting Summary o Prime Recipient Responsibilities o Review Process Recipient Review Agency Review o Lessons Learned o Specific Data Elements Guidance Recipient Reporting Examples o Timeline and Activities for Continuous QA o Prime Recipient Required Data o Reporting Assistance o Where to Find Information o Questions

5 R EPORTING S UMMARY : P RIME R ECIPIENT The Prime Recipient is each school that receives Recovery Act (ARRA) funding as Federal awards in the form of grants from the Federal Government. Prime Recipients should have already established the following: Your school or tribe/tribal organization has identified the DUNS number for which you will be reporting FederalReporting.gov has created and assigned a unique FRPIN to your organization Point Of Contact (POC) as listed in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database Your school or tribe/tribal organization has identified the POC who will serve as your ARRA Reporter during the July 1-14, 2010 reporting period; or has delegated that responsibility to another person in your organization A Secondary Point of Contact for your report has been identified and information has been provided to DPA, ARRA Specialists

6 R EPORTING S UMMARY ( CONTINUED ): R EVIEW OF R ELATIONSHIP B ETWEEN F EDERAL R EPORTING. GOV & R ECOVERY. GOV Federalre p orting.gov Recipient Reporting Database Supports: Recipient Registration Recipient Reporting Report Review and Validation Recovery.gov Reporting Data Portal Database Provides: Public data access Coverage Maps Standard Reports Reported Data Publish

7 R EVIEW OF B ASIC P RIME R ECIPIENT F RAMEWORK Federal Agency Prime Recipient Vendor

8 P RIME R ECIPIENT R ESPONSIBILITIES Ultimately responsible for reporting ALL data required by Section 1512 of the Recovery Act and OMB Guidance Resource: html html Must report three additional elements associated with any vendors receiving funds from the prime recipient for payments greater than $25K

9 A GENCY R EVIEW C ONSEQUENCES OF UNCORRECTED DATA Recipients will be given an opportunity to correct the deficiencies before bureaus and offices take enforcement actions Bureau or office may take proactive action to protect the Federal government’s interests when it is determined a recipient is noncompliant with Section 1512 reporting requirements: Placing special conditions on awards or precluding the grantee from obtaining future awards for a specified period Taking action designed to prevent future noncompliance, such as closer monitoring Withholding, suspending or terminating payment of funds for noncompliance with the reporting requirement 1st missed report: award official sends a cure notice or other strong letter to remind recipient reporting is mandatory 2 nd missed report: award official will initiate termination action or other strong sanction, including suspension or debarment

10 Reporting is a quarterly responsibility that begins for the reporting period in which the award is made.

11 P RIME R ECIPIENT REQUIRED DATA Recipient Name* Award Type Award Number* Final Report Recipient DUNS Number Recipient Account Number Recipient Congressional District Funding Agency Code Awarding Agency Code Award Date Amount of Award* CFDA Number Program Source (TAS) Sub Account Number for Program Source (TAS) Total Number of Sub Awards to Individuals Total Amount of Sub Awards to Individuals Total Number of Payments to Vendors less than $25K/ Award Total Amount of Payments to Vendors less than $25K/ Award Total Number of Sub Awards less than $25K/Award Total Amount of Sub Awards less than $25K/Award Award Description Project Name or Project/Program Title Project Status Total Federal Amount ARRA Funds Received/Invoiced Number of Jobs* Description of Jobs Created Quarterly Activities/Project Description Activity Code (NAICS or NTEE- NPC) * If incorrect, OMB currently considers a “Significant Error”

12 S PECIFIC D ATA E LEMENTS G UIDANCE : V ENDORS L ESS THAN $25K R EPORTING Section 1512(c)(4) and OMB Guidance allows for prime recipients to aggregate reporting on: Payments to vendors less than $25,000 Fields on Report: Total Number of Payments to Vendors less than $25K/ Award Total Amount of Payments to Vendors less than $25K/ Award

13 S PECIFIC D ATA E LEMENTS G UIDANCE : V ENDORS $25K OR MORE R EPORTING Payments to vendors of $25,000 or more Prime recipients must report required information on each sub-award of $25,000 or more under the Vendor Tab of the report on federalreporting.gov

14 Total Number of Hours Worked & Funded by Recovery Act within Reporting Quarter Quarterly Hours in a Full-Time Schedule (520 hours) S PECIFIC D ATA E LEMENTS G UIDANCE : N UMBER OF J OBS “Jobs Created/Retained” is reported in the “Number of Jobs” field Number of Jobs is expressed in terms of “full-time equivalents” (FTE) Number of Jobs is a simple calculation: FTE = Prime recipients should not attempt to report the employment impact upon materials suppliers and central service providers (i.e., indirect jobs) or on the local community Best practice: maintain documentation of how you calculated Number of Jobs and include a description of the calculation in the “Description of Jobs Created” field.

15 Brief description of the types of actual jobs created or jobs retained Description may rely on job titles Recipient’s existing practice for describing jobs as long as the terms used are widely understood and describe the general nature of the work Best practice: Include the CALCULATION of how “Number of Jobs" in the Description of Jobs Created field S PECIFIC D ATA E LEMENTS G UIDANCE : D ESCRIPTION OF J OBS C REATED

16 R ECIPIENT R EVIEW M Y R EPORTS

17 A GENCY R EVIEW Reports are “locked” and may not be freely modified by recipients Agencies review reports, focusing on fields OMB identified as significant errors: Recipient Name Number of jobs retained or created Federal award number Recipient name Recipients are provided with formal comments through FR.GOV If a recipient receives a comment, the report is “unlocked” and able to be modified for correction Agencies identify any non-compliant or missing reporters. This information is provided by another department in DOI, DPA does not have access to this information until provided.

18 A GENCY R EVIEW S IGNIFICANT ERROR / MATERIAL OMISSION Agencies are required to identify both ‘significant errors’ and ‘material omissions’ Significant Errors: Data fields of major concern per OMB are: award amount, number of jobs created / jobs retained, award number and recipient name If a recipient does not make the requested correction or submit a reasonable explanation of why the data is not incorrect, then the award report is considered to have significant errors. Material Omissions: Failure of a Federal ARRA award recipient to report on a received award Data in a report that is not responsive to a specific data element (e.g., lack of sufficient narrative description) Significant Errors and Material Omissions are ultimately reported to the Recovery Act Transparency Board and OMB Recipients that do not report are published on Recovery.gov

19 R ECIPIENT & A GENCY R EVIEW M AKING CORRECTIONS Reports may be updated once they have been initially submitted Reports may be updated at any time during the Initial Submission period During the Agency Review period, reports may only be updated if the report is “unlocked” with an agency comment Any Recipient User that has access to the FRPIN for a given DUNS number may update an associated report Reports may be updated multiple times within the reporting cycle Report updates may be made via the 3 reporting methods available (i.e., Excel template, online, XML) Federal agencies do not make updates to reports Each time a report is submitted, the previous version of that report is replaced

20 N UMBER OF J OBS E XERCISE REFER TO H ANDOUT

21 L ESSONS L EARNED If the Prime Recipient or Tribe selects “Opt Out” of the CCR Public Search Information, DPA ARRA Specialists cannot provide Prime Recipients with reminders of CCR expiration. Our office was able to remind about 10 reporters to update their CCR and avoid issues later. Grant Award Number must be entered incorrectly (check extension on Tip Sheet for new grant awards) Reporters need to refer to BIE Tip Sheets for the Project Description field for each ARRA grant report The “Description of Jobs” field should include the calculation for the resulting number provided in the “Number of Jobs” field. This Description of Jobs must support the Number Jobs.

22 A DDITIONAL H ELP IN R EPORT S UBMISSION Contacting FederalReporting.gov FederalReporting.gov allows Recipients to submit and Federal Agencies to review required Recovery Act reporting data. If you need help with registering as a user, submitting a report, reviewing a report, or other website functions, contact their Service Desk. Service Desk Information  Phone:  TTY:   Chat:LivePerson SupportLivePerson Support

23 W HERE TO FIND INFORMATION FederalReporting.gov Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Service Desk (also on previous slide) Downloads Tab (Reference Data and Additional Links) Includes reporting templates, Recipient Reporting Data Model, Webinars, User Guides, Look-ups for congressional districts, agency codes, CFDA numbers, Program Source numbers, and ZIP code information Recovery.gov website Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) DOI Recovery website BIE ARRA Specialists

24 BIE C ONTACTS Dr. Jeffrey Hamley Ph: Gaye Leia King Ph: Valerie Todacheene Ph: Sandra C. Poolaw Ph:

25 Q UESTIONS


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