COMPLIANCE AND REPORTING
All grantees must ensure proper compliance and timely reporting on COPS Office grants and cooperative agreements. You can get an overview of COPS Office compliance and reporting below, but please reference your Grant Owner's Manual for complete directions.
As a result of listening sessions across the country and feedback from applicants and awardees, the COPS Office is pleased to announce a change to the frequency of programmatic progress report submissions in order to streamline COPS grant-related materials and processes.
The existing quarterly programmatic progress report cycle has been changed to a semi-annual submission which will be due March 30 and August 30 for the preceding 6 month period. We anticipate that the first of these semi-annual report templates, which have been redesigned to better assess progress and accomplishments at the awardee and program levels, will be available near March 1, 2020. The templates will cover the initial transition reporting period from October 2019 through February 2020 for your award(s).
CLOSING OUT YOUR GRANT
At the end of your grant period, we require documentation demonstrating that you have met all of the financial and programmatic requirements of the grant.
You will be asked to submit 1) a final Federal Financial Report (SF-425) and 2) a final Progress Report. Please see your Grant Owner's Manual for complete details.Please note: Grant funds reflecting allowable costs must be obligated before the end of the grant period. Obligated funds cover monies spent and expenses for all approved items that you have incurred but not yet paid. You have up to 90 days after the end of the grant period to request reimbursement for funds obligated.