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.
Update: In order to ensure a successful transition to the new performance reporting system in JustGrants, the COPS Office has extended the programmatic progress report submission deadline on all open COPS awards through August 30, 2021.
The new Progress report deadline of August 30, 2021, will cover the combined semi-annual activities and performance for the 12 month period from August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021.
Your agency should continue to track performance, accomplishments, and challenges in order to be prepared to submit your report in August. See your Award Owner's Manual for specifics, and contact the COPS Office for any questions regarding your award.
This is intended to be a one-time change for the 2021 COPS Office award progress reporting cycle and not a permanent change. This extension does not change final report or closeout requirements, nor does it change financial reporting requirements. COPS Office awardees should continue to follow applicable closeout and final reporting guidance.
Please ensure that your agency has taken all the necessary steps to fully enroll in JustGrants and the Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) so that you can access your award details, request grant fund payments, and complete any required reporting.
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.