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Objective Progress Report

Published: August 29, 2012
Audience:
All
Topics:
Grantee Resources, Performance and Accountability, Project Management
Types:
Form, Guide
Tags:
Impact Indicators, Leveraged Resources, Objective Progress Report, Objectives, OPR

Item 8: Project start/end dates
This is only completed for the 1st quarter reports.  Select “yes” if your project start date was delayed and “no” if your project was not delayed.  If “yes” is selected, provide an explanation for why the project was delayed. 

Item 9: Challenges
Challenges are any issues or events which have negatively impacted the implementation of your project.  Challenges occur for nearly every project and can be overcome through careful planning and monitoring.  In some cases, technical assistance can be provided to assist grantees in overcoming challenges.

Select “yes” if your project encountered any challenges during the reporting period.  Select “no” if you encountered no challenges.  If you select “yes”, please provide a description of each challenge in the first column in the table below.  In the second column select “yes” if the challenge was overcome and select “no” if you are still encountering this challenge.  In the third column, describe how you overcame the challenge if you selected “yes” or identify your plan to address the challenge if you selected “no”.

Item 10: Expected Project Completion
Select “yes” if you expect to complete your project on schedule and “no” if you do not. If “no” is selected, provide an explanation for why the project will not finish on schedule.

Item 11: Training/Technical Assistance
Select “yes” to request training or technical assistance (T/TA) to complete the project objectives.  Select “no” if no T/TA is needed to complete the project objectives. If yes, explain what type of assistance is requested and the reasons for the request.

Item 12: Project Sustainability
Mark the box that most accurately describes your Tribe’s or organization’s level of funding to sustain this project or its benefits after this grant has ended.

Item 13: Project Sustainability
Describe any steps that have been taken to ensure the benefits of the project will be sustained after funding ends (e.g. capital campaign, securing other grants, folding project activities into existing tribal programs, etc.).

Note: Using ANA funds for fundraising activities is not allowed.

Item 14: Financial
Select “yes” if the Tribe or organization had trouble accessing (drawing down) funds from the Division of Payment Management (DPM) during the reporting period.  Select “no” if not. If “Yes” is selected explain the problem and if it was resolved.

Item 15: Financial
Select “yes” if an approved revision was made to the budget during the reporting period.  A budget revision is a change in the dollar amount of a line item. Select “no” if there was not a budget revision during the reporting period.

If a revision was made, select “yes” if a request was made for the change to the Awarding Agency and provide comments and the date requested.  Select “no” if no request was submitted.

If a request was submitted, select “yes” if the budget revision was approved by the Awarding Agency and provide comments and the date approved.  Select “no” if the budget revision was not approved by or a response has not been received from the Awarding Agency.

Note: This does not take the place of submitting a formal request. All standard procedures for requesting a budget modification must be followed.

Item 16: Financial
Enter the federal and non-federal forecasted cash needs from the Standard Form 424A of the approved grant application for the reporting period.  Enter the actual cash needs (expenditures) for the reporting period, which should align with what is reported on the SF-425.  This information is cumulative and should be maintained from the beginning of the grant to the last day of the budget period.

Item 16a: If forecasted and actual amounts are not the same, explain the reason for the difference for each quarter.

Item 17: Select “yes” if you anticipate obligating all funds by the end of the budget period.  Select “no” if you do not anticipate obligating all funds by the end of the budget period.  If “no”, please explain the reason why and the amount you anticipate not obligating.

Item 18: Financial/Project Income
Select “yes” if your project generated any program income.  Select “no” if your project did not generate any program income. If your project generated program income, please identify the source of program income.

Item 19: Other
Add any additional information your organization would like to share with ANA regarding your project.

Items 20-26: These questions apply only to projects funded under the Native Asset Building Initiative.

  • Question 20: Include in the table below all “nonfederal” funding you have deposited in to the Project Reserve Fund to match your AFI grant. (Remember, for every dollar of AFI grant funds, you must obtain an equal dollar of matching funds).  In the first column enter the source of funding.  In the second column enter the amount of funding. In the third column enter the date of receipt of funds.  In the fourth column enter the number of IDAs funding will support.  In the fifth column enter the asset goals this funding will support.
  • Question 21(a): If you have not yet secured matching funds identify sources of “nonfederal” funding sources that you plan to obtain to match your AFI grant. In the first column enter the source of funding.  In the second column enter the amount of funding. In the third column enter the date of receipt the commitment letter is expected.  In the fourth column enter the date of receipt of funds expected.  In the fifth column enter number of IDAs funding will support.  In the sixth column enter the asset goals this funding will support.
  • Question 21(b): For each of the funding sources identified in the table above, please list activities planned to secure the funding.  In the first column enter the anticipated source of funding.  In the second column enter the date funding is anticipated. In the third column enter the activity planned to secure funding.  In the fourth column enter the description.  In the fifth column enter if the funding is tentative or confirmed.
  • Question 22: Provide a written explanation of how the narrative report aligns with the financial status report.  For example, link expenditures to program outcomes by including information on the total number of participants who have received matched withdrawals as of the end of the reporting period, the amount they have received, and a summary of administrative costs incurred. 
  • Question 23: Highlight any practices, procedures, or experiences that might be helpful as models for other grantees to improve overall AFI performance.
  • Question 24: Briefly describe project outreach and information dissemination carried out over the reporting period.  List and include a copy of any newspaper, newsletter, and magazine articles as well as other published materials.  If dissemination activities have been discussed in the OPR section above, please reference that section. 
  • Question 25: Briefly describe the project plan going forward.
  • Question 26: Provide any additional comments you would like to share about your AFI IDA project or your comprehensive asset-building project.