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).
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 Reports||FY 2023||Reporting 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.||February 1, 2024|
|Research Results and Extension Results||FY 2023||The submission of Results for individual research projects and Extension programs ending on or before September 30, 2023. All Extension programs and research projects will submit Results at this time. Results are submitted annually (Annual Results) and following project/program closeout (Final Results). FY 2023 Annual and Final Results should be submitted within the NRS Projects and Programs Module.||March 1, 2024|
|Annual Report of Accomplishments||FY 2023||A 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.||May 1, 2024|
|Plan of Work (POW)||FY 2025||The planned activities expected to occur during the upcoming fiscal year with the use of capacity funds administered by NIFA.||June 1, 2024*|
|OGFM Supplemental Form||FY 2023||This 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.||TBD|
*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.
- Contact the NRS Help Desk
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- FY 2023 Reviewer Assignments for AREERA Reports
- Science Emphasis Area (SEA) and Knowledge Area (KA) Connection
- Capacity Grant Programs
- NIFA-5-3b-NIFA Capacity Award Terms and Conditions May 2022
- FY 2022 Combined Research and Extension OGFM Multi‐State and Integrated Activity Supplemental Forms