Federal Financial Report (FFR)

The FFR is used to submit financial information about individual grant awards. The FFR is required on an annual basis, except for domestic awards under the Streamlined Noncompeting Award Process (SNAP) and awards that require more frequent reporting. When required on an annual basis, the report must be submitted for each budget period no later than 90 days after the end of the calendar quarter in which the budget period ends.

A final FFR shall be submitted at the completion of the award agreement for all awards. For final FFRs, the reporting period end date shall be the end date of the project or grant period. The final FFR must be submitted within 120 days after the end of the competitive segment.

Form Name Form Number Description How to Access Instructions Additional Information Updated Date
Federal Financial Report SF 425

Form used to submit financial information about individual grant awards. Report the cash transaction data (items 10a-c) on a quarterly basis directly to the Payment Management System (PMS).

FFR instructions (PDF) should be used in combination with the NIH Federal Financial Report supplemental instructions (MS WORD). Report the FFR expenditure data (items 10d-13e) via the eRA Commons FFR/FSR module. You need to have the FSR role in eRA Commons to access the module.  
See the eRA Submit Federal Financial Report page for details
Guide notices announcing use of FFR: NOT-OD-10-038 and NOT-OD-11-017.
August 2017
NIH Federal Financial Report Supplemental Instructions

NIH’s Federal Financial Report Supplemental Instructions provide
NIH grantees with instructions they should follow in conjunction with the standard FFR Instructions