USDA NIFA requires annual Progress Reports for all NIFA-funded research projects. This includes all the Colorado AES (Hatch, State, McIntire-Stennis) projects as well as NIFA Grants. A Final Report in which you will report major accomplishments and associated data for the duration of the project is required when the project is terminated.
These reports are widely used by scientists, administrators, State and Federal officials, and legislative offices. The technical database is available online to the public worldwide via the NIFA Data Gateway The quality and timeliness of the Progress Report reflects strongly on the research, the investigator(s), and the reporting organization, and can have a significant influence on State and Federal funding decisions affecting research.
In October of each year, USDA NIFA sends out the request for these reports. The CAES Director forwards this request to all the Department Heads/Chairs, and/or Associate Deans of Research at CSU. Also included are:
- the Project Control List – a list of all the projects for which reports are due (with active or terminated status); and
- Instructions on how to submit FINAL reports via the REEport Portal – http://portal.nifa.usda.gov/ – which are included here: https://webdoc.agsci.colostate.edu/AES/aes/projs/Progress_FinalReports_Instructions2021.pdf
- NOTE UPDATE 12/2021: Progress Reports for active/continuing projects will be submitted via the new NIFA Reporting System. Project Directors need to set up their user accounts on eAuthentication. Further instructions and due date will be posted soon.