Most funding agencies require regular program and/or financial reports. The submission of timely and accurate reports has increasingly become a compliance concern for funding agencies. PIs are responsible for program or technical reports and the Grant Accounting Department is responsible for financial reports. PIs and the Grant Accounting Department collaborate on reports containing both technical and financial information. ORSP tracks the reporting requirements for each grant using the award management module in the database. ORSP will communicate reporting requirements to the PIs and grant accounting and will assist when possible.
Program/technical Reports: Most sponsors require periodic progress reports in order to evaluate performance and ensure that grantees are meeting the objectives set forth in the award agreement. Reports generally cover a specified time frame and usually must be completed on a form provided by the sponsor. Some agencies require a narrative report. If the program report requires the signature of the authorized official, ORSP will facilitate the signature process. Generally, the Provost serves as the authorized official on progress reports.
Financial reporting: Financial reports cover financial activity for a given time frame and include project expenditures by budget category and cumulative totals. The Grant Accounting Department completes financial reports based on the expenses charged to the TWU general ledger. If the sponsor requires a combined report, the PI and Grant Accounting Department will work together. Generally, the Controller's Office will sign the financial reports from the university.