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NIFA Reporting System

NIFA has established the NIFA Reporting System (NRS) in collaboration with Land-Grant Universities and other partners. This tool provides data management and reporting for capacity funded research projects and Extension programs.


NRS currently contains the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (AREERA) Plans of Work, Annual Reports of Accomplishments and other capacity grant data for research projects and Extension programs. Primary NRS users include Land-Grant Universities, other partner institutions, cooperating state institutions, and agency staff. To access the NRS application, click the LAUNCH button below, which will require users to complete e-Authentication prior to navigating to NRS.

NRS is managed by the Planning, Accountability and Reporting Staff (PARS).

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Capacity funded research projects and Extension programs are managed in NRS.

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Watch the NRS monthly webinar, review user guides and find other helpful information.

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View FAQs on NRS topics such as obtaining access, managing user roles, and more.


Reporting Cycle

The capacity grant reporting cycle follows the federal fiscal year (FY), from October 1st to September 30th. The table below provides information on key dates and reporting details. All reports must be submitted via NRS.


Financial ReportsFY 2023Reporting on funds utilized for research and Extension activities during the prior fiscal year. FY 2023 Financial Reports should be submitted within the NRS Financial Module.July 1, 2024
Research Results and Extension ResultsFY 2023The submission of Results for individual research projects and Extension programs active at any time during the reporting fiscal year (October 1, 2022 - September 30, 2023). All Extension programs and research projects will submit Annual or Final Results at this time. If the project/program end date was within the reporting fiscal year, a Final Result is required. FY 2023 Annual and Final Results should be submitted within the NRS Projects and Programs Module.March 1, 2024
Annual Report of AccomplishmentsFY 2023A full report which highlights the most significant achievements, impacts and outcomes of research projects and Extension programs for a state or institution in the prior fiscal year. (Applies to AREERA funding only)May 1, 2024
Plan of Work (POW)FY 2025The planned activities expected to occur during the upcoming fiscal year with the use of capacity funds administered by NIFA. (Applies to AREERA funding only)June 1, 2024*
OGFM Supplemental FormFY 2023This requirement applies only to 1862 Land‐Grant Universities that are required to expend a specified percentage of Hatch Act and Smith‐Lever Act grant funds on multistate Extension and integrated research and Extension activities. The FY 2023 Combined Research and Extension OGFM Multi‐State and Integrated Activity Supplemental Forms will be available within the NRS Financial Module.To Be Determined

*In the event a reporting deadline occurs on a non-business day or federal holiday, the due date shall be extended to the following business day.


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