Talent Search Program
Dear Talent Search Project Director:
It is time to prepare the Annual Performance Report (APR) for the Talent Search (TS) project for program year 2015–16, which is the last reporting year of the 2011–16 grant cycle. The Web application will "go live" on November 1 and will close on December 2, 2016. Please find the data structure and instructions for the report, plus links to the secured APR Web site maintained by our contractor on the TS Performance Report page.
Important Information on Completing the APR
The APR Web application is not designed to provide comprehensive instructions on completing the report; therefore, it is imperative to read and follow carefully the full instructions provided on the TS Performance Report page.
The APR contains four sections; you must complete all four sections of the APR.
All grantees must register for a user ID and password in order to protect the security of their APR data. To register, click on the "Register Here Each Year" link and enter your name and e-mail address. If your name and e-mail address match our records, you may proceed to select and answer two security questions. You will be required to provide responses to these questions should you need to use the "Forgot Password" link to receive a new, temporary password.
For new project directors and directors who have recently changed their e-mail addresses, it is possible that your name or e-mail address has not been updated in our records. In this situation, you will receive an e-mail message from the Help Desk informing you that your program specialist must approve the changes before you can complete registration. The Help Desk will forward the request to Department staff for approval; this typically can be done within 48 hours. Once the changes have been approved, you will receive an e-mail informing you that you can proceed with registering and submitting your APR.
The Help Desk
For all 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 questions on weekdays that are not Federal holidays from November 1, 2016 until December 2, 2016. During peak times, it may take longer to receive a response; we therefore recommend that you prepare and submit the performance report as soon as you have collected complete data.
After electronically submitting the APR, please submit a signed copy of the Section I cover page by scanning and uploading directly into the APR site. Should you have any issues or concerns with uploading the Section I cover page, please contact the Help Desk for assistance at (703) 846-8248.
If there is a need to revise the APR after it has been submitted, please contact the Help Desk for assistance. Please note that the Department will only accommodate revisions until the due date for submitting the APR. For any questions regarding the APR requirements, please contact your Program Specialist directly; to ascertain your Program Specialist's name, telephone number, and e-mail address, please visit the TS Contacts page.
Thank you for the time, effort, and dedication you devote to the performance reporting period 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.
GEAR UP, TRIO Talent Search and College Access Challenge Grant Division