Dear EOC Project Directors:
It is time to prepare your annual performance report (APR) for program year 2010–11. This year the Web application will "go live" on November 7; therefore, the deadline date for submitting the APR has been extended to December 9, 2011.
There is only one change from last year to the format and content of this year's APR. In the demographic profile, Section II, E.1, we now have 10–13 years of age, rather than last year's 11–13. You may find the data structure and instructions for the report, plus responses to FAQs and links to the secured Web site maintained by our contractor at:
HELP DESK AND SUBMITTAL
This year's registration process includes a step in which you will select and answer two security questions that will be used to allow you to receive a new, temporary password, should you forget your first one; otherwise, the registration process is the same as last year's.
Help Desk: If you encounter technical problems accessing the Web site or using the Web application, please contact the Help Desk by either telephone at (703) 846-8248 or e-mail at TSWEB@cbmiweb.com. Please note that the Help Desk will try to contact projects within 24 hours of receiving the telephone call or e-mail. The Help Desk will be available to respond to your questions on weekdays that are not Federal holidays from November 7, 2011 until December 9, 2011. During the holidays and peak times, it may take longer for you to receive a response; thus, I encourage you to prepare and submit your performance report as soon as you have collected complete data.
Please remember that, after you submit the completed APR electronically, you must also fax to 703-832-1360 a signed copy of Section I of the report form that certifies that the information submitted electronically is readily verifiable and that the information reported is accurate and complete. If for any reason you need to revise your performance report data after you submit it, please do not fax in the corrections; you should contact the Help Desk for information on revising your report and resubmitting it electronically. Note that TRIO will generally be able to accommodate revisions only until your deadline. If you have questions regarding the performance report requirements, please contact your program specialist directly. To ascertain your program specialist's name, telephone number, and e-mail address, please visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/staffdirectory-cupt.html.
Thank you for the time and effort you dedicate to performance reporting each year and for your commitment to providing complete and accurate data. Please retain source documents in a readily accessible form so that they can be verified during an on-site visit.
Upward Bound and Educational Opportunity Centers Division