At the end of the project period, grantees must submit a final performance report, including financial information, as directed by the Secretary. If a grantee receives a multi-year award, it must submit an annual performance report that provides the most current performance and financial expenditure information as directed by the Secretary under 34 CFR 75.118. The Secretary may also require more frequent performance reports under 34 CFR 75.720(c).
Grantees submit reports through the FIPSE Grant Database. The Department provides grantees with the required password and other information needed to access the FIPSE database system. The database also includes a publicly accessible searchable catalog of abstracts of projects funded under OPE's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education programs.
Under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), the following two performance measures will be used by the Department in assessing the success of this Pilot Program for Course Material Rental:
- The extent to which funded projects are being replicated (i.e., adopted or adapted by others).
- The manner in which projects are being institutionalized and continued after funding.
Grantees will be asked to collect and report data from their projects on steps taken toward achieving the outcomes evaluated by these performance measures (i.e., institutionalization and replication).