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2011 BIE Summer Institute

Reno Nevada

Repeat SessionsJune 21, 2011June 22, 2011


  • Updates

  • Preparing to Report

  • Reporting

  • Significant Errors

  • Reporting Concerns

  • Timeline

  • Correction Phase

  • Data Quality

  • OMB Guidance on Reporting

  • OMB Guidance on Corrections

  • ARRA Closeout reports

  • Additional Support

  • Questions

Updates changes to prior quarter reports
Updates – Changes to Prior quarter reports

Beginning on April 1, 2011 recipients can submit data change requests via the ADC (Automated Change Data Tool in Federal

Chapter 16 of the User Guide

  • How to Request a Change

  • Who can request changes?

  • When can changes be requested?

  • What types of changes can be requested?

Preparing to report
Preparing to Report

As the Prime Recipient of ARRA funding the following should be established prior to reporting:

  • DUNS number

  • Active Central Contractor Registration (CCR )

  • Federal Reporting Pin Number (FRPin)

  • Primary Point of Contact who will serve as your ARRA Reporter during the July 1-10, 2011 reporting period

  • Identify a Secondary Point of Contact (POC) for your report who is able to report in the Primary POC absence or respond to questions

  • Download or obtain an updatedTip Sheet(s) for your respective fund(s) to assist with reporting

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Preparing to Report

As the Prime Recipient of ARRA funding identifying the following items prior to reporting will assist with your timely submission of your ARRA Q2 report:

  • Preparing total expenditures made from the time you received the award to June 30, 2011 to be entered on the Q2 Total Federal Amount of ARRA Expenditure Q2 field.

  • Outlining job positions during April 1-June 30, 2011 to be entered in Q2 report Number of Jobs & Description of Jobs Created fields.

  • Identify the vendors paid <$25,000 from the time you received the award to June 30, 2011 to enter into the Total Number & Total Amount of Payments to Vendors <$25,000 fields.

  • Identify the status of your project and enter the appropriate selection for the Project Status field.

  • Gather information to appropriately address the Quarterly Activities/Project Description field.

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Preparing to Report

Copy forward
Copy Forward

  • How to Copy Forward a Previously Submitted Report

  • Click ―Prime Recipient in the Quick Links in the left sidebar

  • At the My Reports View, enter the following search criteria and click ―Search

    • Calendar Year = Select a Calendar Year

    • Calendar Quarter = Select a Previous Calendar Quarter

    • Report Status = Select Submitted

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Copy Forward

  • How to Copy Forward a Previously Submitted Report

  • Choose the report you want to ―copy forward and click on the link in the Prime Award #/Order # field.

Click the Award Number link to open the desired report.

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Copy Forward

  • How to Copy Forward a Previously Submitted Report

  • Click ―Copy Forward on the report.

Click Copy

Forward Button

  • You will see a confirmation box asking, ―Are you sure you want to leave this report? (This means you will leave the report in the new quarter, NOT that you are navigating away from the report) You will lose any data that you have updated, including Sub Recipient and Vendor data.

  • Click ―OK to continue to the Copy Report Forward page.

  • No data will be removed from the previous quarter report.


Consequences of Non-Reporting

  • 1st missed report: award official sends a cure notice or other strong letter to remind recipient reporting is mandatory

  • 2nd missed report: award official will initiate termination action or other strong sanction, including suspension or debarment

Significant errors
Significant Errors

  • The following are considered “Significant Errors” by OMB if entered incorrectly.

  • Recipient Name*

  • Award Number*

  • Amount of Award*

  • Number of Jobs*

Reporting concerns

Vendors >$25,000

  • Payments to vendors of $25,000 or more

  • Prime recipients must report required information $25,000 or more under the Vendor Tab of the report on

  • The Vendors in this tab should include all vendors of $25,000 or more up to December 31st

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Reporting Concerns

Vendors <$25,000

  • 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

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Reporting Concerns

  • Number of Jobs Field

  • “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:

Total Number of Hours Worked & Funded by Recovery Act within Reporting Quarter

Quarterly Hours in a Full-Time Schedule (520 hours)

  • Maintain documentation of how you calculated Number of Jobs and include a description of the calculation in the “Description of Jobs Created” field.

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Reporting Concerns

  • Description of Jobs Created

  • 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

  • Include the CALCULATION of how “Number of Jobs" in the Description of Jobs Created field. Example: Total Number of hours ÷ 520 hours = ______________



Correction phase
Correction Phase

Prime Recipient Review Period

July 15 - 18, 2011

  • Prime Recipient may correct reports at this time.

  • Enter report, make corrections in the appropriate fields.

  • Press submit and enter your FRPIN#

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Correction Phase

Agency Review Period

July 19- 29, 2011

  • Reports are “locked” and may not be freely modified by recipients

  • Agencies review reports

  • 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 and DPA does not have access to this information until provided by this office.

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Correction Phase


  • When your report has been reviewed comments will be provided in the comment screen illustrated below.

  • If you have any questions you can also make a comment through the comment screen.

  • Please check comments periodically throughout the review & quality assurance periods.

Data quality
Data Quality

U.S. Department of the InteriorARRA Program Management Support

  • BIA-BIE Monthly Status Report

  • Overall Status as of 04/30/11

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Data Quality

U.S. Department of the InteriorARRA Program Management Support

  • BIA-BIE Monthly Status Report

  • $500K and Above Project Status as of 04/30/11

  • Projects Awarded, Not Yet Mobilized - Sorted by: (1) Program; (2) Estimated Date of Mobilization

Arra closeout
ARRA Closeout

ARRA Items to check

  • Section 1512 mandates quarterly reports intended to provide the public with an unprecedented level of transparency into federal spending

  • Recipient close-out reports will answer the following:

    • Who is receiving ARRA dollars and the amount?

    • What projects are being funded?

    • What is the completion status?

    • What is the impact on job creation/retention?

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ARRA Closeout

Issues/errors identified

  • Confirm the Total Federal Amount of ARRA Funds and the Total Federal Amount of ARRA Expenditure fields are correct.

  • Confirm jobs are calculated using the following formula: # of hrs worked/520 = No. of jobs created/retained.

  • You indicated in your report that the project is less than 50% complete; however, you also indicated that there have been zero jobs created. Please justify why there have been no jobs.

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ARRA Closeout

ARRA Closeouts and final reports

  • Award closeout and Final ARRA Quarterly Reporting are two separate processes:

    • Requirements for submission of Final ARRA report driven by OMB and agency specific guidance

      • ARRA Project Specialist will review reports each quarter to determine which meet criteria and will set Final flag

    • Award Closeout (final technical, fiscal reporting, etc.) per grant.

      • Timeline is the biggest difference for ARRA award closeout.

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ARRA Closeout

ARRA Closeouts and final reports

  • OMB Guidance on when a report can be marked as Final:

    • Project Status reported as “Fully Completed”

    • No additional jobs will be funded

    • All ARRA funds have been expended

    • All ARRA funds have been invoiced and received

    • Project status is complete per grant requirements and/or performance measures.

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ARRA Closeout

ARRA Closeouts and final reports

  • DPA review for eligible Final reports

    • Project Status in My ARRA of “Fully Completed”

    • BIE Administration Audit completed

      • If work is completed and funds fully expended on a project, closeout process may commence in advance of award end date

      • Once Final report is submitted to no adjustments to ARRA expenditures can be reported.

    • If an Unexpended Balance remains, additional steps required by DPA:

      • Explanation why Expenditures less than Award Amount and confirmation of no future additional expenditures added to Quarterly Activities Description

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ARRA Closeout

  • What should be reported in MyARRA if Project Status on a prior report was “Fully Completed” but report did not meet other criteria for Final report at that time?

    • Report must be completed by the POC for the current cycle

    • Expect to see Number of Jobs as 0

      • Update description of Jobs to say no jobs to report for this quarter as work on the project was Fully Completed in a prior quarter.

    • Review and Update Award Description and Quarterly/Activities as appropriate

      • For both fields follow new guidance on format and content

      • Quarterly Activities with reference to prior project completion

        • Current quarter activities might include final reporting, payment to vendors for items received in prior quarters, final invoicing/receipt of funds.

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ARRA Closeout

  • What differences are there to the DPA’s Award Closeout Processes for ARRA?

    • If no unexpended balance:

      • Standard DPA closeout: Audit > Final Financial Report/Invoice > Final Closeout

      • Final ARRA report submission in next quarterly cycle

    • If unexpended balance to be returned to DPA

      • Audit, Final Fiscal Report/Invoice and Closed status

      • No budget reduction until Final ARRA report submitted (as we must report full award amount)

      • After close of ARRA Reporting cycle, reduction of award amount is processed, remainder of closeout process completed.

BIE/DPA Summary of ARRA Closeout Schedule

(awards with reports due 0-90 days after end date)


- 60

– 30

+ 30 days

+ 60

+ ~75

+ 90



Review Slot

DPA Close


14 days

DPA Post-Closeout Review Slot

Initial Review

Continue review closeouts

Finalize review

Set up Early notification schedule

On-line Expense


On-line Expense


On-line Expense


Request No-Cost Extension

Printed Expense


Printed Expense


Post Final Expenses




DPA/Unit Interaction

60 day



75 day











All project

time extension requests

should be


Last opportunity

to check for errors

(on-line expenditure

statement date

+ 2 working


Last day

for changes

or to provide evidence of

an DPA-approved

time extension

Model adopted from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Office of Sponsored Programs

Additional support

  • 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: 877-508-7386

    • TTY: 877-881-5186

    • Email: [email protected]

    • Chat: LivePerson Support

Additional support1



    • 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

  • website


    • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • DOI Recovery website


Bie arra contacts

Marie Sandoval – ADD Navajo

E-mail: [email protected]

Ph: 505-563-5381

Yvonne Davis – ADD West

E-mail: [email protected]

Ph: 505.563.5372

Johnnita Tsabetsaye

E-mail: [email protected]

Ph: 505.563.5380