DCFSL expects that within one month following the end of a 12-month grant period, or at such other reasonable times as requested by DCFSL, a grantee will provide DCFSL with a grant status report. Status reports are now processed online! Paper copies will no longer be accepted.
Approximately six weeks prior to the end of a grant, the grantee's Executive Director (or President/CEO) will receive an email notification that s/he has been assigned an online status report and it is available for processing. Having the report assigned means that the report will be available only to the ED or Pres/CEO, as the signatory on the Grant Agreement. To access the report, the ED/CEO will logon to DCFSL's Grants Management System Portal, go to their organization's account and select the most recent grant, where they will see a "Follow-Up" form (the Status Report) has been added..
PLEASE NOTE: DCFSL will not consider another grant application until a status report has been received and approved for a prior grant. Status reports must be submitted to the DCFSL office at least one month prior to the deadline for a subsequent grant application.
For the information of those who will be preparing their organization's status report, following is what you'll find in the status report: Before you begin the report, look back at the original application submitted. See how you described your program approach and planned activities, who and how many you expected to serve, what changes you expected to see in your participants and by when, and the measurement tools you said you would use to measure, verify and track progress.Next check your data and reflect upon what progress has actually taken place. this will be your opportunity to tell us your story.
Listed below are the questions that must be answered. (FYI: There will be limits to the number of characters allowed per answer. The standard approximation is six characters per word. Each question will indicate the number of characters allowed for that question.)
Once the status report has been completed and submitted, the preparer will receive an automated email notification that the report was submitted.