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Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)

The RPPR is used by recipients to submit progress reports to NIH on their grant awards. This page provides an overview of the annual RPPR, the final RPPR and the interim RPPR and provides resources to help you understand how to submit a progress report. 

Types of RPPRs

Progress reports document recipient accomplishments and compliance with terms of award. There are three types of RPPRs, all of which use the NIH RPPR Instruction Guide .

Annual RPPR – Use to describe a grant’s scientific progress, identify significant changes, report on personnel, and describe plans for the subsequent budget period or year.

Final RPPR – Use as part of the grant closeout process to submit project outcomes in addition to the information submitted on the annual RPPR, except budget and plans for the upcoming year.

Interim RPPR – Use when submitting a renewal (Type 2) application. If the Type 2 is not funded, the Interim RPPR will serve as the Final RPPR for the project. If the Type 2 is funded, the Interim RPPR will serve as the annual RPPR for the final year of the previous competitive segment. The data elements collected on the Interim RPPR are the same as for the Final RPPR, including project outcomes.

Submitting the RPPR

Only the project director/principal investigator (PD/PI) or their PD/PI delegate can initiate RPPRs. For multi-PD/PI grants only the Contact PI or the Contact PD/PI’s delegate can initiate the RPPR.

Signing Officials typically submit the annual RPPR, but may delegate preparation (Delegate Progress Report) to any PD/PI within the organization on behalf of the Contact PD/PI. Additionally, a Principal Investigator (PI) can delegate “Progress Report” to any eRA Commons user in their organization with the Assistant (ASST) role. This delegation provides the ASST with the ability to prepare Annual,  Interim and Final RPPRs on behalf of the PI. However, only a Signing Official (SO) or PI (if delegated Submit by the SO) are allowed to submit the Annual, Interim, and Final RPPRs.

Follow the instructions in the RPPR User Guide to submit the RPPR, Interim RPPR or Final RPPR. The User Guide includes instructions for how to submit your RPPRs in the eRA Commons, how to complete the web-based forms, and what information is required. Instructions for completing the scientific portion of the report (see the elements below) may be found in Chapters 6 and 7.

The following resources may help with RPPR initiation and submission:

Annual RPPR Due Dates:

  • Streamlined Non-Competing Award Process (SNAP) RPPRs are due approximately 45 days before the next budget period start date.
  • Non-SNAP RPPRs are due approximately 60 days before the next budget period start date.
  • Multi-year funded (MYF) RPPRs are due annually on or before the anniversary of the budget/project period start date of the award.
  • The exact start date for a specific award may be found in grants status in eRA Commons.

Interim and Final RPPR Dues Dates:

  • 120 days from period of performance end date for the competitive segment

The RPPR requests various types of information, including:

Accomplishments

What were the major goals and objectives of the project?

What was accomplished under these goals?

What opportunities for training and professional development did the project provide?

How were the results disseminated to communities of interest?

What do you plan to do during the next reporting period to accomplish the goals and objectives?

publications, conference papers, and presentations

website(s) or other Internet site(s)

technologies or techniques

inventions, patent applications, and/or licenses

other products, such as data or databases, physical collections, audio or video products, software, models, educational aids or curricula, instruments or equipment, research material, interventions (e.g., clinical or educational), or new business creation.

Participants and Other Collaborating Organizations

Changes/Problems (not required for Final or Interim RPPR)

Changes in approach and reasons for change

Actual or anticipated problems or delays and actions or plans to resolve them

Changes that have a significant impact on expenditures

Significant changes in use or care of human subjects, vertebrate animals, biohazards, and/or select agents

Budgetary Information (not required for Final or Interim RPPR)

Project Outcomes (only required on Final and Interim RPPR)

  • Concise summary of the outcomes or findings of the award, written for the general public in  clear and comprehensible language, without including any proprietary, confidential information or trade secrets

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You just received news your organization was awarded funding. Exciting!

Howverk, you need to keep grant reporting requirements in mind. Having a grant reporting template on hand can help guide you through the reporting process.

In this article, we are going to share what you need to know about grant reporting and provide you with some templates to help you understand what is expected of you now that you’ve won a grant.

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What is a Grant Report?

The grant report is your chance to show the grantmaker that you have put their funds to good use. ‍

A grant report is a review that provides the funder with information on the work they’re supporting. Often it includes key information about how your nonprofit spent the funds they gave you.

Every funder will request information about how their funds are being spent, so it is important to understand reporting requirements.

Pro tip: Keeping track of key information like receipts, invoices, and other documents as you go will then make completing the reports much easier when they come due.

Grant reports offer a great opportunity to showcase the strengths of your organization which will encourage the grantmaker to provide ongoing funding.

Additionally, the process of completing grant reports will help you develop a narrative as well as outcome data that can add value to future documents such as annual reports , newsletters , and future grant applications.

Below is a screenshot of the project narrative which was submitted following the fourth year of a multi-year project. The full sample can be viewed here . We have provided this as a sample of the type of information that may be included in a grant report.

Grant Report Example

In the following section, we will break down the parts of a report further.

Why Is a Grant Report Important?

Understanding the importance of a grant report is crucial, not only for compliance with funders' requirements but also for the overall growth and sustainability of your organization.

With this perspective in mind, let's delve deeper into why grant reports hold such unique significance.

Building Trust With Stakeholders

A well-crafted grant report goes beyond mere compliance with the funder's conditions; it plays a crucial role in building trust with stakeholders.

Here’s how grant reporting can help establish this trust with different audiences:

  • Board Members , for instance, consistently read the grant reports to gauge the effectiveness of the projects and the extent of the grant's impact.
  • These reports also serve as potent tools to inspire and engage potential community partners . They provide a transparent view of your work, thereby fostering partnerships based on shared values and objectives.
  • Lastly, your donors , both existing and prospective, might also review these reports. A well-structured and detailed grant report can reassure your current donors about the responsible use of their contributions and may encourage potential donors by demonstrating your organization's capacity to deliver results.

By showcasing the positive outcomes of your project through a grant report, you can also attract other potential funders who may be interested in supporting your cause. ‍

A comprehensive and accurate grant report fosters confidence in your nonprofit’s ability to manage funds and achieve project objectives, thus fortifying relationships with existing stakeholders and attracting new ones.

Ensuring Accountability

Grant reports serve as a mechanism for accountability. Funders provide resources with the expectation that they will be utilized effectively and responsibly to drive change . ‍

By clearly presenting the outcomes of the grant-funded work, a grant report demonstrates your organization's commitment to responsible stewardship of the funds. This transparency communicates and reinforces your nonprofit’s credibility in the sector.

For instance, if a project is experiencing challenges or not meeting its goals, a grant report can help identify the root causes and suggest strategies for improvement. By acknowledging obstacles and providing transparent explanations, you demonstrate your organization's commitment to using funds wisely and taking responsibility when things don't go as planned.

Facilitating Continuous Learning

Grant reports aren't merely for the funder's benefit; they can also be a valuable tool for your nonprofit organization's development. ‍

While these reports can highlight successes, they also can help you identify areas where there is room for improvement.

With these insights, you can refine strategies, improve efficiency, and enhance effectiveness, thus fostering growth and continuous learning within your organization.

Securing Future Funding

Finally, an insightful, comprehensive, and fact-based grant report can serve as a powerful tool for securing future funding . ‍

An effective grant report underscores your nonprofit's capacity to deliver on its mission, demonstrating that you are a reliable and effective partner for change.

For example, Central Texas Food Bank shared on its website how they were able to provide 140,000 meals to those in need because of a grant they received from Oracle. The success and impact of this funding can inspire future donations and continued support!

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What Should You Include in a Grant Report?

You will find that each funder or grantmaker will have different grant reporting requirements.

Below, we provide information on the sections that are most commonly requested in grant reports. These sections can be used as a grant reporting template to help you understand the report writing process. Keep in mind that many grantmakers will provide specific templates or at least include instructions of their own.

Grant Summary

The grant summary should provide an overview of the work that has been completed. The summary will help remind the funder about the overall project and should be inspired by your original grant application. Be sure to include basic funding and project information.

Mention any changes between your original application and the work that actually took place. For example, if you planned to reach 3,000 people but only were able to actually reach 2,000, you will need to explain the reason for this change.

We have included a screenshot of grant summary report instructions provided by the Springfield Foundation .

Springfield Foundation Grant Summary Report Instructions

Many funders request a proposed timeline or calendar as part of the grant proposal. ‍

Your grant report should include all major milestones that were a part of the funded project.

Pro tip: If you are submitting a progress report before project completion, make sure to include milestones appropriate at the time of the report.

You can once again reference your original application (if it included milestones), but make sure to make edits as needed so your report is accurate.

Financial Statements

One of the most important parts of the report will be the financial statement , as the funder will want to know how their dollars have been used to benefit your nonprofit and those you serve. The funder may provide specific formatting for you to follow so that they receive standardized data from all funded agencies. ‍

It is important to align your reporting with your original grant budget . However, you want to show all project costs and expenditures which can include additional funding sources.

Some funders may also request financial information for your nonprofit overall to help ensure sound practices.

Project Activities

The project activities of a grant report will break down what took place during your project.

Pro tip: You may be able to reuse or rephrase information from the project description or narrative within your original grant proposal.

Make sure that you include all portions of your project and explain how they fit into the goals and strategic plan of the overall nonprofit.

Another important aspect that you should make sure to mention is partnerships. You will likely have included plans for partnering in your original application, so make sure you highlight those that took place.

While describing the project activities, be sure to feature ways your nonprofit leveraged additional resources such as volunteers.

Grantmakers appreciate the ability to stretch dollars by utilizing these types of resources. Volunteer time can also be included in your financial reporting, as each year, there is an hourly rate value put on volunteer help.

The Heckscher Foundation utilizes a logic model to track project activities and results. You can view the full sample here , and we have provided a sample screenshot below.

Heckscher Foundation

Results and Impact

Funders want to know how their support helped your nonprofit make a difference.

Results and impact will be a combination of quantitative and qualitative data. ‍

While the funder will appreciate seeing numbers, they also want to see the bigger picture of the impact. You can reference information from your original application and compare it to demonstrate what you have achieved.

Pro tip: Include stories from program participants to help the grantmaker see who they are helping.

Lessons Learned

Although your grant report should show successes, it is also important to share information about what may not have worked. ‍

Grantmakers understand that projects don’t always work out exactly as planned, and they will appreciate your honesty in sharing the truth.

They also know that one of the ways your nonprofit benefits from their funding is through the learning process. Being honest with the funder about the process will help them build a relationship with your organization.

Future Plans & Sustainability

One important aspect of every project is sustainability. Most grant applications request comments on this topic, so you should be able to reference this information for your report. ‍

The funder wants to know that the work they are supporting will be able to continue in some form or fashion beyond their funding. You may have plans for other funding, new partnerships, adjustments to the project to cover costs, or other ideas.

By sharing your future plans for sustaining the work, you will show the grantmaker that you have a long-term vision. This section can also be a place to discuss additional partnerships and resources that you have or plan to seek. Grantmakers appreciate knowing that they are not your only funding source.

Additional Information

Make sure to include anything else that you feel may be important to the funder in your report.

  • Success stories
  • Testimonials
  • Sample surveys
  • News clippings or press coverage

Not every funder will have a formal section for this information, but you can add it as you see fit.

How to Write a Grant Report in 5 Steps

While it is helpful to create or utilize a grant reporting template to guide your grant reports, there are also a few steps you want to make sure and follow. ‍

  • Understand Reporting Requirements: These requirements may be easily available on the grantmaker’s website, or they may have been provided to you when you were awarded funding.
  • Track Data Throughout Project: Track metrics from your project or program throughout, not at the end. plan your data collection based on your grant proposal as well as known reporting requirements.
  • Follow Report Guidelines: Funders may be strict about report formatting and word counts. Make sure that you properly follow reporting guidelines so that you provide all the requested information.
  • Be Honest:  Funders will appreciate your honesty, and it will help your organization either form or maintain a relationship with the grantmaker. ‍
  • Meet Deadlines: Deadlines will be provided as part of the reporting requirements. Instrumentl provides tracking tools that can help you easily manage these reporting deadlines.

Recognizing the Audience: Who Are You Reporting To?

As you start to draft your grant report, it is crucial to consider who your audience is.

Pro tip: Remember, your report isn't just for the funder who awarded you the grant. There are multiple stakeholders who will have an interest in the progress of your project.

Each of these audiences has specific expectations and interests, and understanding them can help you tailor your report for greater impact.

Primary Funders and Granting Organizations

Your primary audience is the funder or grantmaking organization that has invested in your project. They will be interested in the measurable outcomes and impact of their funding.

  • You should include data that shows progress against your stated goals, explain any deviations, and highlight success stories.
  • Funders appreciate transparency and honesty, so don't shy away from discussing challenges and lessons learned.

Internal Stakeholders

These can include your board members , staff, and volunteers who have an interest in the success of your project.

  • They are looking for confirmation that their efforts are making a difference.
  • They may also use the information to make strategic decisions, so include details about project implementation, problems encountered, and solutions implemented.

Beneficiary Communities

Beneficiary communities are those directly impacted by your project. They're interested in seeing tangible results and understanding how the project is improving their lives.

Beneficiary communities could be:

  • patients at a children’s hospital or
  • families served at a food pantry

In your report, articulate the direct benefits they have received, use personal stories to illustrate impacts , and outline plans for the future.

General Public and Other External Stakeholders

The general public and other external stakeholders (like potential donors, partners, or policy-makers) value transparency and accountability. They want to know how your organization uses resources to create change.

  • They differ from funders in that they may not be familiar with the details of your project, so be sure to provide context and background information as needed.
  • In your report, demonstrate the value your project brings to society, share inspiring stories of change, and highlight your organization’s responsibility and efficiency in utilizing funds.

Below is a screenshot from World Vision’s Grants page on their website. See how they provide transparency and clarity on how much funding they’ve received from grants and how it’s been allocated.

World Vision’s Grants

Types of Grant Reports

Let’s delve deeper into the different types of grant reports.

  • Progress Reports: Periodic updates that allow funders to track how the grant-funded project is evolving over time.
  • Final Reports: Final reports are comprehensive summaries delivered upon the completion of a project. Most often using Logic Models , they serve to provide a detailed account of the project, showcasing its accomplishments, any challenges encountered, and lessons learned.
  • Financial Reports: These reports typically include a detailed budget that aligns with the project's timeline and activities. They may also include an explanation of any variances between the proposed and actual budgets.
  • Impact and Evaluation Reports: Impact and evaluation reports focus on the outcomes of the project, assessing its effectiveness and measuring its impact. These reports typically go beyond mere numbers, delving into the qualitative aspects of the project's success.

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Common Pitfalls: Mistakes to Avoid in Grant Reporting

While grant reporting can provide an opportunity to showcase your project's progress and positive impact, it can also be a minefield of potential mistakes.

Understanding these common pitfalls, their implications, and how to avoid them can greatly enhance the reporting process and outcomes.

Here are the common pitfalls to avoid:

  • Overlooking Report Guidelines:  This could include missing important sections, not following the requested format, or failing to address specific questions. Ignoring guidelines can lead to misunderstandings or even disqualification.
  • Providing Vague or Irrelevant Details: Funders want concise, relevant information that speaks directly to the project’s outcomes and impact. Avoid the temptation to include every minor detail and avoid jargon.
  • Procrastination and Missed Deadlines: Set internal deadlines ahead of the submission due date. This will give you time to review and adjust your report as necessary. With Instrumentl, you can manage your grant calendar efficiently and effectively, keeping track of all your upcoming reports and their due dates in one place. You will also receive alerts and reminders that help you plan and stay on track.
  • ‍ Ignoring Negative Outcomes or Challenges: Often, nonprofit organizations are reluctant to report negative outcomes or challenges. However, ignoring these creates a skewed impression of success and prevents learning. Honestly report challenges and the steps taken to address them. This transparency invites valuable input and support from your funders.

Sample Grant Reporting Template

Earlier, we outlined the typical sections or types of information that are likely to be part of your grant report. In this section, we have provided samples for various types of reports that can help you create the right grant reporting template for your nonprofit. We have also created our own sample reporting template for your use as well.

Grant Progress Report Template

This progress report is from the 319 grant program through the state of California. The grantee is completing a water quality project and you can view the entire progress report here .

We have also provided a screenshot of the first part of the report as a point of reference. The screenshot shows a list of items included for review, and upon viewing the link, you will be able to access all the additional information. Note that these 319 grants are provided through the Environmental Protection Agency and then by state governments, so they have relatively detailed reporting requirements.

Some grantmakers may request a grant performance report which will be similar to a progress report.

Quarterly Grant Report Template

One way that a funder may request updates throughout the grant period is through quarterly reports.

Here is a link to quarterly report information from the Human Resources and Services Administration for their Maternal and Child Health program. There are many aspects of this report that are specific to the program, but it provides good insight into the types of data and information that may be requested.

Quarterly reports are more likely to be required for larger grants or government grants, although it will depend on the funder.

Grant Financial Report Template

Here is a grant financial reporting template from the Archstone Foundation. You can read more about this report here . As with each of these samples and templates, it is important to keep in mind that every funder is likely to have their own financial reporting template or financial reporting guidelines.

Note that this report requests expenses for each quarter, but every funder will request different information. Some grantmakers only request your original budget and your final expenses. It is also important to keep in mind that the expense categories will differ between funders and may also be dependent on your grant application.

If your expenses have differed from your original budget, you will likely add some narrative with this report, or there may be another section that will provide an opportunity to explain.

Grant Final Report Template

We have provided a link to a final report template provided by the Santa Barbara Foundation for their Early Care and Education Grant Program. Their grant final report template breaks down the major requirements that we highlight, although they provide specific questions that cover the main topics.

Rather than having sections for grant summary, milestones, results, etc., the funder uses guiding questions to gather the same type of information. Many grantmakers will provide some type of grant final report template to help you complete your reports, or they may accept reports through an online system that has guiding questions built-in.

We have also created our own final grant report template which includes the sections that we touched on in this article overall.

We have created a simplistic spreadsheet for tracking project expenses, but keep in mind that there may be specific sections required based on your project or the requests of the funder. You may also have to provide documentation such as receipts for certain expenditures.

Note that for your results, you want to reference what you proposed in your original grant proposal. The grantmaker may also have provided insight on what types of results they are looking for.

Wrapping Things Up: How to Prepare Grant Reports

We have walked you through what grant reporting is as well as what information is typically requested within grant reports. Hopefully, you have found the background information, as well as our suggested steps, insightful. You can utilize the grants reporting templates to guide your report writing.

Grant reporting can seem daunting, but it is a necessary part of the grant writing process. Well-written reports will help you form and continue lasting relationships with funders to help your organization thrive and grow.

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Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPR)

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The Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPR) is a federal-wide uniform progress report format for submission of required annual or other interim performance reporting on research grant and cooperative agreement awards. It is used by all federal agencies that provide sponsored funding as mandated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Office of Science and Technology Policy  policy memorandum . 

Each agency has been given the flexibility to develop their own tools and templates for submission of the RPPR. Check with your agency for specific guidance.

The RPPR structure and components are:

  • Cover page  including basic institutional and project identifying data
  • Accomplishment  from past activity period and goals for the upcoming activity period
  • Products  or outcomes from the activity such as technologies and publications
  • Participants  including all persons that have contributed significantly to the activity, their role, their activity and their funding support. This section also asks about collaborators, including foreign collaborators
  • Impact  of the project and major contributions: e.g. to the discipline, human resources (e.g. teaching, training), public knowledge, social conditions
  • Changes  to the project: delay in plans, changes in approach, compliance (animal use, human subject involvement, biohazards), project expenditures
  • Special reporting requirements  that are specific to the agency or the contract
  • Budget forms

Not all agencies will require all components. Only the Cover Page and the Accomplishments components are mandatory for all agencies. Each agency has the flexibility to choose what other components are relevant to their research; for each component, they may also select what information is required. Please contact your agency official if you are not sure which components you will be required to submit.

Only a Signing Official (SO) or PI are allowed to submit the annual, interim, and final RPPRs. Review  Sponsor Information  for specific sponsor requirements.

If you submit a progress report in RPPR format using electronic tools provided by the agency, most information will pre-populate in subsequent reports along with information and edits previously submitted to the agency through other sources (Grants.gov, MyNCBI, iEdison, etc.). 

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Length of Report

4-20 pages maximum, including a Title Page and all components listed below.

Include the following:

  • Title of Project.
  • Principal Investigator and Team Members.
  • Organization.
  • Inclusive Dates of Project.
  • Federal Project Officer.
  • Acknowledgment of Agency Support.
  • Grant Award Number.

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Include the following six components using these headings:

  • Structured Abstract ( Select for Elements ).
  • Purpose (Objectives of Study).
  • Scope (Background, Context, Settings, Participants, Incidence, Prevalence).
  • Methods (Study Design, Data Sources/Collection, Interventions, Measures, Limitations).
  • Results (Principal Findings, Outcomes, Discussion, Conclusions, Significance, Implications).
  • List of Publications and Products (Bibliography of Published Works and Electronic Resources from Study—Use AHRQ Citation Style for Reference Lists ).

Structured Abstract—Five Elements:

Structured Abstracts can have a maximum of 250 words.

Purpose: Scope: Methods: Results: Key Words:

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What is the purpose.

Progress reports are required annually to document recipient accomplishments and compliance with terms of award. They describe scientific progress, identify significant changes, report on personnel, and describe plans for the subsequent budget period or year.

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has mandated the use of a federal-wide research performance progress report (RPPR) by all federal awarding agencies for submission of required annual, final, and interim performance reporting on grants and cooperative agreement awards to standardize recipient reporting on federally-funded research projects.

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Because RPPR is integrated with eRA Commons, much of the information is pre-populated from NIH systems for the recipient, including PD/PI information, grant number, project title and period, performance sites, and personnel (except in the first year of RPPR use for progress reports not previously submitted through eRA Commons). The PD/PI’s publications, if linked to his/her Commons account from MY NCBI (as is required for NIH), are displayed for easy association with the progress report.

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  • The format of the report is user friendly. Users answer questions using a checkbox, by entering text or uploading a PDF, or selecting ‘Nothing to Report.’
  • A request can be made to recipients for additional information for the progress report that can be submitted via eRA Commons.
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  • An institute can also request verification that the recipient is in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy, which requires recipients to make available to the public any publications that arose from federally-funded grants (within 12 months of publication).
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Writing a grant report can seem as though it’s a daunting task, but in this post, our aim is to make it a little less so. A well-written grant report not only demonstrates the impact of the grant on your organization or project but also helps to maintain a positive relationship with the funding organization.

Below, we'll explore the significance of a grant report, provide some tips for writing a successful one, and include a comprehensive template to help guide you through the process. Whether you're new to grant reporting or looking for ways to improve your current process, this article will provide you with the information and resources you need to write a winning grant report.

What Is the Significance of a Grant Report?

A grant report is a document that provides the funding organization with information about the progress and impact of a grant-funded project or program. It is a crucial step in the grant management process and is used to demonstrate the impact of the grant on the organization or project, as well as how the funds were used. A grant report is also an opportunity to communicate with the funding organization and provide updates on the project or program.

The significance of a grant report lies in its ability to demonstrate the impact of the grant on the organization or project and the community it serves. It also helps the funding organization to understand how the funds were used and if the goals and objectives of the grant were met. A well-written grant report can also help to build trust and credibility with the funding organization and increase the chances of future funding. It is essential to provide accurate, concise, and clear information in the report so that the funding organization can understand the progress of the project and make informed decisions.

How To Write a Grant Summary Report

Writing a grant summary report is a crucial aspect of the grant reporting process. It should provide a clear and concise overview of the project or program, highlighting the key achievements, progress, and impact of the grant. A well-written summary report can help to demonstrate the effectiveness of the project and increase the chances of future funding. It's important to keep in mind that funding organizations usually have limited time and resources, so the summary report should be short, and to the point, providing the most important information about the project or program.

4 Tips to Follow While Writing a Grant Report

In this section, we'll share four tips to help guide you through the process of writing a grant report, and as a bonus, we'll also share an extra tip to help you stand out from the crowd.

First, know the reporting requirements

Before you begin writing your grant report, it's essential to understand the specific reporting requirements of the funding organization. This may include information about the format, deadlines, and specific information that must be included in the report. By understanding the reporting requirements, you'll be able to ensure that your grant report meets the needs of the funding organization and increases your chances of success.

  • Start the report by thanking the funder

Starting your grant report by expressing your appreciation to the funding organization is a great way to build a positive relationship with them. It also sets the tone for the rest of the report and demonstrates your gratitude for the support provided.

Give the right details in the report

A grant report should provide detailed information about the goals, outcomes, and impact of the project or program. This includes information about how the funds were used, the progress that was made, and the impact that the grant had on the organization or community. It's essential to be as specific as possible when providing this information.

  • Demonstrate accountability

A grant report should demonstrate that the organization is accountable for the funds received. This includes providing detailed information about how the funds were used, as well as any challenges that were encountered, and how they were addressed.

Bonus Tip: Invite questions and feedback

We know that we said we’d share four tips, but here’s a bonus tip. A great grant report should be written in a way that invites questions and feedback from the funding organization. This can include providing contact information for key personnel and encouraging the funding organization to reach out if they have any questions or concerns. Additionally, it’s also a good idea to include a section where you ask for feedback and suggestions on how the grant report can be improved in the future.

By following these tips, you'll be able to write a grant report that is clear, concise, and effective. And as a bonus tip, make sure to proofread and edit your report before submitting it to the funding organization. It will show that you care about the quality of your work and it will also help to avoid any errors or inaccuracies that may have been missed in the first draft.

A Template of a Comprehensive Grant Report

To have a truly comprehensive grant report, the following sections should generally be included:

  • Executive Summary
  • Project Description
  • Results and Impact
  • Financial Summary
  • Challenges and Lessons Learned
  • Future plans
  • Acknowledgments
  • Appendices.
For a pre-made, free grant report template from a non-profit grantmaking organization, The Nelson County Community Fund makes their grant template available to the public . The state of Minnesota’s health organization has also made available its municipal grant reporting template . If you choose to work with SmarterSelect for your grant management, our software comes with several grant templates you can use for inspiration as well.

It's important to note that each funding organization may have its own specific format and requirements for the grant reports , so it's always a good idea to refer to their guidelines and instructions when preparing your report.

SmarterSelect Makes Grant Management Simple So Reporting Can Be Easy

Writing a grant report can be a daunting task, but by following the tips and using the comprehensive template provided in this article, you can ensure that your grant report is clear, concise, and effective. Remember that grant management can be a time-consuming process, so consider using a tool like SmarterSelect to streamline the process, making it simple and easy. SmarterSelect can help you manage all aspects of the grant reporting process, from tracking deadlines to collecting feedback, allowing you to focus on what matters most- the report itself. So, why wait? Get started for free today !

1. What details should a grant report ideally provide?

A grant report should ideally provide a clear and concise overview of the project or program, highlighting the key achievements, progress, and impact of the grant.

2. Can you offer some tips for writing a grant report?

Here are the top tips to follow while writing a grant report:

  • Know the reporting requirements
  • Provide the right details in the report
  • Invite questions and feedback.

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A survey by the  Professional Grant Writer , a team of non-profit consultants in the field, highlights that just 1 of every 10 grant proposals gets accepted . Among the top three common reasons for rejection, the first is failure to adhere to the proposal content, format, or length guidelines that the grantmakers specify. You will have thought people reporting on how they used other people’s money (grants) would be careful enough with that, but as you now know, it is hard to be simple!

On the positive side of things, do you want to know what is the favorite guideline of grantmakers ( The Third Secret , by the way, not the first) that has to be present in every single accepted grant proposal? It’s a detailed professional Grant Report .

The Nitty-gritty of Grant Reports

Let’s understand this critical element of granting process, starting with what grant reports are and their types. These are the documents grant seekers submit to funders describing the progress, outcomes, and impact of a project (mostly non-profit) seeking support or even explaining how the support provided to date has been spent or used. The major types of grant reports are:

  • Progress reports:  Provide updates on the periodic progress of a project, including milestones, accomplishments, and challenges encountered. 
  • Final reports:  Summarize the final outcomes and impact of a project and provide information on how grant funds were used. These reports highlight the shortcomings in fund use if there and their reasons.
  • Financial reports:  These documents show detailed information on how grant funds were spent and include documentation of expenses and revenues.
  • Interim reports:  Keep grant makers updated on ongoing progress or recent (goals, objective, or any other significant) changes in the project and are usually submitted on a quarter or semi-annual basis.
  • Technical reports:  Showcase detailed information on methods, techniques, and results of research or other technical aspects of the project.

Following specific guidelines and requirements that the investing agency provide is necessary and non-negotiable when preparing and presenting a grant report. 

Must-haves in A Grant Report

Well-defined systematic grant reports can be the difference between accepted and rejected proposals, especially those submitted during the proposal review period. Before documenting it (even with pre-written samples), you must know what information grant reports include. Based on the type of report, project requirements, and grantmakers’ guidelines, more information may be added. The fundamental components, however, are:

  • A project or program summary, including its goals, objectives, and recent changes or progress after the proposal submission.
  • An overview of the activities and accomplishments during the grant (proposal review) period.
  • A detailed financial report aligned with the grant budget, including expenses and revenue. Sometimes investors ask for internal finance and expense information. With this, they want to be assured that your organization follows sound financial practices.
  • Extra funding sources or expenses, if there are any.
  • A description of challenges or obstacles encountered during the grant period.
  • An evaluation of the project or program (final report), including its impact and outcomes.
  • Plan for continuation 
  • Any additional information required by the grant-making organization.

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The top challenges in drafting grant reports are the lack of time and staff. Our expertly-designed research-based grant report PPT Templates will ensure you don’t face tedium. Our templates are ready to use and quick to customize due to their 100% editability feature. Using these pre-designed sample reports PPT designs, even an individual will become a one-man army and can draft 10+ reports a day with ease. 

Let’s explore these exclusive grant report templates (along with three bonus templates at the end) and find an ideal reporting tool for you! 

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Looking for the best way to communicate the value and effectiveness of the organization’s work to funders and stakeholders? Nothing more or less than a data-driven grant report highlighting the results and impact of the funded program or project will suffice. Prepare a concise grant report that includes essential information about your organizational efforts to secure funding with this one-pager PPT Design. It deals with the organizational grant profile data, grant budget revision, source, and status for the grant applications. You can also share revenue summary and graphical presentation of grant applications — applied versus won. Click the link below to get it!

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Budget proposals are a practical and detailed guide on business finance and expenses. They show the investors your grant needs and how you plan to use these. This presentation deck highlights key information regarding unexpected challenges, profit, operations, results, realistic targets, and more. It includes A4 format PPT templates giving an executive summary of the grant budget, objectives, program description, and statement of need with description, cost, and desired outcome. Grab it today!

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3. Grant Proposal One-page Application Presentation Template

A well-written grant proposal helps organizations secure funding, build partnerships and demonstrate their project/idea impacts along with strategies. It helps grant seekers win the trust of investors by showing that they have knowledge about the project or problem they are trying to solve. This one-page grant proposal presentation template will lay the foundation of your concrete proposition to impress the investors and bag decent funding. You can add your company logo and project details like location, type, the total amount required, name of the applicant, and grant officer, along with an executive summary, to this customizable PPT Design. Download it now!

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Evaluate Well, And Learn!

Grant reports are a valuable tool for organizations to evaluate their progress and plan for the future by reflecting on what worked well and what didn’t and identifying opportunities for growth and improvement. They are additional and highly beneficial elements of the grant proposal process and make the difference between rejection and acceptance. Grant seekers must not neglect them and draft the precision and keenness. To help in this task, SlideTeam offers these ready-to-present grant report templates to grant seekers. These eye-catching professional PPT designs will be your hammer to crack the shell and secure a grant!

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FAQs on Grant Reports

1. why is grant reporting important.

Grant reporting is important for several reasons. A few are:

  • It allows funders to track the progress of their investments and ensure that the funds are used for their intended purposes. 
  • Grant reports allow grant recipients to demonstrate the impact of their work and the value of their organization to potential donors and funders. 
  • It helps to ensure accountability and transparency in using grant funds and build trust between grant makers and recipients. 
  • Grant reports help to identify areas where additional support or resources are required to achieve project goals.

2. How do I create a grant report?

Each grantor has specific requirements for the report, so the first step for writing an acceptable and value-adding grant report is to check the guidelines before writing and submitting it. Here are some steps you can follow to create a grant report:

  • Gather necessary information like project plans, budget documents, and data on project outcomes & impacts.
  • Write an executive summary that provides a brief overview of the project and its achievements.
  • In the background and objectives section, describe the project's goals and the implementation context.
  • The methods section describes how the project was implemented and the research conducted.
  • Summarize the project's outcomes, including data or statistics that support its success in the results section.
  • Write a conclusion with a summary of the project's overall impact(s) and related future plans.
  • Including an appendices section is optional. Use it to highlight additional but valuable information, like budget or project plans, that support the report's findings.
  • Citation of information or funding sources used in the project is necessary and should not be missed.
  • Review and edit the report to ensure it is well-organized, error-free, and easy to understand.
  • Submit the report to the grant maker or funding organization.

3. What are the 4 types of grants?

There are many types/classifications of grants available based on criteria like the area of focus, eligibility, and the size of the grant. The most popular types of grants (based on their use) in the business industry are:

  • Project grants: Funding for specific projects or programs. Organizations or individuals receive these grants for research , education, or community development projects.
  • Operating grants: Provided for an organization's ongoing operations and general expenses. They are awarded to non-profit organizations for operational costs (such as staffing and rent) to help smooth functioning.
  • Capital grants: Fund allocated for the construction, renovation, or purchase of facilities, such as buildings or equipment. Primarily awarded to non-profit organizations or public entities.
  • Endowment grants: The budget entitled to establish or add to an endowment fund (long-term investment fund) that provides a source of income for an organization. The common receiver of these grants is non-profit organizations , educational institutions, and cultural organizations.

Another popular grant classification is federal grant funding which categorizes them into — Competitive grants , also known as discretionary funding (based on the merit of the proposed project), formula grants (mathematically calculated funds are allocated), continuation grants (renewal of existing funding), and pass-through grants (issued by a federal agency).

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Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)

The RPPR resulted from an initiative of the Research Business Models (RBM) Subcommittee of the Committee on Science (CoS), a committee of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC). One of the RBM Subcommittee’s priority areas is to create greater consistency in the administration of Federal research awards. Given the increasing complexity of interdisciplinary and interagency research, it is important for Federal agencies to manage awards in a similar fashion. Upon implementation, the RPPR will be used by agencies that support research and research-related activities for use in submission of interim progress reports. It is intended to replace other interim performance reporting formats currently in use by agencies. The RPPR does not change the performance reporting requirements specified in 2 CFR part 215 (OMB Circular A–110) and the Common Rule implementing OMB Circular A–102.

Each category in the RPPR is a separate reporting component. Agencies will direct recipients to report on the one mandatory component (‘‘Accomplishments’’), and also may direct them to report on optional components, as appropriate. Within a particular component, agencies may direct recipients to complete only specific questions, as not all questions within a given component may be relevant to all agencies. Agencies may develop an agency- or program-specific component, if necessary, to meet programmatic requirements, although agencies should minimize the degree to which they supplement the standard components. Such agency- or program specific requirements will require review and clearance by OMB. Agencies also may use other OMB approved reporting formats, such as the Performance Progress Report (PPR), if those formats are better suited to the agency’s reporting requirements, for example, for research centers/institutes, clinical trials, or fellowship/training awards or in connection to reporting on program performance.

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  • January 2012
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  • September 30, 2015
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OSTP/OMB Policy Letter on Interim Project Reporting

RPPR Format For Interim Project Reporting

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RPPR Data Dictionary For Interim Project Reporting

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  1. Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)

    There are three types of RPPRs, all of which use the NIH RPPR Instruction Guide. Annual RPPR - Use to describe a grant's scientific progress, identify significant changes, report on personnel, and describe plans for the subsequent budget period or year. Final RPPR - Use as part of the grant closeout process to submit project outcomes in ...

  2. PDF Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)

    Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) A.COVER PAGE Project Title: Really Important Advance in Cancer Research Grant Number: 5R01CA123456-02 Project/Grant Period: 04/15/2015 -03/31/2020 Reporting Period: 04/15/2015 -03/31/2016 Requested Budget Period: 04/15/2016 -03/31/2017 ... (SAMPLE) NIH Public Access Citation Compliance

  3. How to Write Grant Reports [Template]

    Grant Progress Report Template. This progress report is from the 319 grant program through the state of California. The grantee is completing a water quality project and you can view the entire progress report here. We have also provided a screenshot of the first part of the report as a point of reference.

  4. Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPR)

    The Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPR) is a federal-wide uniform progress report format for submission of required annual or other interim performance reporting on research grant and cooperative agreement awards. It is used by all federal agencies that provide sponsored funding as mandated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB ...

  5. How to report grant progress

    If you have any questions about your annual report, or need help to complete the form, contact our information officers. [email protected]. +44 (0)20 7611 5757. Find out what Wellcome grantholders need to do to report progress on their grant.

  6. AHRQ Grant Final Progress Report Template

    Internet Citation: AHRQ Grant Final Progress Report Template. Content last reviewed November 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. Template that delineates the structure and headings that should be provided in grantee final reports on projects to be submitted to AHRQ as part of the close-out of grant awards.

  7. PDF FINAL FORMAT RESEARCH PERFORMANCE PROGRESS REPORT Background

    The RPPR will also make it easier to compare the outputs, outcomes, etc. of research programs across the government. The RPPR resulted from an initiative of the Research Business Models (RBM) Subcommittee of the Committee on Science (CoS), a committee of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC).

  8. PDF Grant Progress Reporting and Research Performance Progress Report Guidance

    3) PIER Grant Progress Report Sea Grant programs may choose to use the Grant Progress Report feature in PIER to generate their project-level attachment for RPPR reporting to Grants Online. The report will organize the award by project and note progress made to date. Listed below are the steps for creating and downloading the PIER Grant Progress ...

  9. Research Performance Progress Report Format and Instructions

    Research Performance Progress Report Format and Instructions. Linkedin. The RPPR is used by recipients to submit progress reports to NIST on their grant awards and cooperative agreements. The RPPR instructions provide guidance on the data elements and information required of the report. Recipients should refer to the individual award terms and ...

  10. 51+ SAMPLE Research Progress Report in PDF

    Step 3: Define the Participants of the Research Program. If you are creating an annual progress report, list the organizations currently participating in the research project, state the type of organizations for each business/industry, university, non-profit, etc., and describe the type and level of each involvement.

  11. PDF Attachment 1, Research Performance Progress Report

    Identify inventions, patent applications with date, and/or licenses that have resulted from the research. Submission of this information as part of an interim research performance progress report is not a substitute for any other invention reporting required under the terms and conditions of an award. Other products.

  12. PDF DRAFT FORMAT RESEARCH PERFORMANCE PROGRESS REPORT Background

    This proposed policy establishes a reporting format for progress reports only. The RBM Subcommittee will consider a format or formats for final reports after the progress report policy is issued. Agencies may use other OMB-approved reporting formats for research centers/institutes, clinical trials, or fellowship/training awards.

  13. How to Write a Grant Report (Including Grant Reporting Template)

    Keep your report short and to the point. focus on the information that's most important and interesting to your reader. 4. Tell a story. A good grant report should tell a story about your project. Start with an introduction that sets the stage, then provide details about what you did and what happened as a result.

  14. Overview of Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)

    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has mandated the use of a federal-wide research performance progress report (RPPR) by all federal awarding agencies for submission of required annual, final, and interim performance reporting on grants and cooperative agreement awards to standardize recipient reporting on federally-funded research projects.

  15. How to Write a Grant Report

    A grant report should provide detailed information about the goals, outcomes, and impact of the project or program. This includes information about how the funds were used, the progress that was made, and the impact that the grant had on the organization or community. It's essential to be as specific as possible when providing this information.

  16. Top 5 Grant Report Templates With Samples and Examples

    Download this template. 3. One-page Grant Expense Status Report Presentation Deck. A well-written grant report will showcase the success and impact of an organization's programs and services and help these secure continuation funding/award or new grants.

  17. Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)

    Interim Research Performance Progress Reports. Agency Interim RPPR Implementation Plans. DHHS/NIH (and Other PHS Agencies) January 2012. DHS. March 2015. May 2014. DOC. DOD.