In accordance with section 1512 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), all awards funded by ARRA require quarterly reporting through www.FederalReporting.gov. This reporting system was developed to serve as a central tool that will be used by recipients to transmit information on projects and activities funded by ARRA. This tool will be used for recipient reporting only; however, reports and information submitted through FederalReporting.gov will be made available to the public on the Recovery.gov Web site to achieve an unprecedented level of transparency into the ways Federal funds are spent.
Section 1512 requires awardees to submit a quarterly report, due no later than 10 calendar days after each calendar quarter in which the recipient receives the award (Jan 10, April 10, July 10, and Oct 10). Reports are cumulative each quarter and include information such as the award amount, a project description, project location, percent project completed, and number of jobs created/retained. The full list of data elements can be found in the data model provided by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Please refer to the NIH data model for NIH-specific guidance. OMB has also created a general guidance memorandum for Section 1512 recipient reporting and issued additional guidance to improve recipient reporting.
New OMB Guidance (09/24/2010) - More information on reporting procedures, changes for Federal contractors, and improving transparency of narrative descriptions.
TAS Table (08/13/2009) - (PDF - 68 KB) - Treasury Account Symbols for each NIH Institute/Center
Related NIH Guide Notices
NOT-OD-14-054 (02/07/2014) - Notice of Revised Term of Award for All Recovery Act Awards to Repeal Section 1512 Reporting Requirement Effective February 1, 2014
NOT-OD-10-065 (03/19/2010) - Recovery Act: Update on ARRA Quarterly Reporting Requirements for Non-Competing Continuation Awards and Relinquished Projects; and Guidance to Avoid Common Errors
NOT-OD-10-066 (03/17/2010) - Recovery Act: Reminders on Annual Reporting Requirements and Notice of Revised Financial Closeout Requirements for ARRA-funded Administrative Supplements and Competitive Revisions
NOT-OD-10-067 (03/17/2010) - Recovery Act: Notice on the Proper Management of Recovery Act Spending to Promote Job Creation and Increase the Pace of Scientific Research; and Policy Limiting Second No-Cost Extensions to Recovery Act Grants
NOT-OD-09-138 (08/19/2009) - Recovery Act of 2009: FederalReporting.gov Opens for Registration
NOT-OD-09-129 (07/31/2009) - Recovery Act of 2009: Information on Quarterly Reporting Requirements for NIH Award Recipients
NOT-OD-09-120 (07/08/2009) - Recovery Act of 2009: Revised NIH Award Terms Available
NOT-OD-09-080 (04/03/2009) - NIH Award Terms and Additional Information for Recipients Receiving Recovery Act Grant Funding
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs regarding recipient reporting requirements, registration, data entry and data review