Basic Needs for Postsecondary Students Program
Grantees under this program must ensure that they have the necessary processes and systems in place to comply with the reporting requirements in 2 CFR part 170. This does not apply if a grantee has an exception under 2 CFR 170.110(b).
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 multiyear award, the grantee 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). For specific requirements on reporting, please go to www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/appforms/appforms.html.
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.
For purposes of evaluating the success of the Basic Needs for Postsecondary Students Program under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 and Department reporting under 34 CFR 75.110, the Department will use the following performance measures:
- The number of underserved students served by any direct student service supported by the grant.
- The annual persistence rate at grantee institutions for all students who are served by any direct student service supported by the grant.
- The annual rate of degree or certificate completion at grantee institutions for all students served by any direct student service supported by the grant.