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February 4, 2013
TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:
SUBJECT: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) Section 1512 Quarterly Reporting Continuous Corrections Period
The purpose of this letter is (1) to inform local educational agencies (LEAs) of the continuous corrections period for ARRA Section 1512 Quarterly Reports for the quarter ending December 31, 2012, and (2) to provide additional guidance regarding ARRA reporting requirements related to the renewal of Central Contractor Registration (CCR).
ARRA Section 1512 Quarterly Reporting Continuous Corrections Period—February 4, 2013, through March 1, 2013
A continuous corrections period for ARRA Section 1512 Quarterly Reports is provided by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) approximately five weeks after the end of each reporting quarter.
On Monday, February 4, 2013, TEA will open the expenditure reporting (ER) system to allow corrections to ARRA Section 1512 Quarterly Reports submitted for the quarter ending December 31, 2012, for the following grant programs:
- Education Jobs Fund (Ed Jobs)
- ARRA Title I, School Improvement Grant (SIG) (Texas Title I Priority Schools) as applicable if the grantee’s Notice of Grant Award (NOGA) identifies ARRA SIG funding
The continuous corrections period will close Friday, March 1, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. This corrections period is provided to accommodate LEAs wanting to revise data in previously submitted reports for the quarter ending December 31, 2012. No action is necessary unless your LEA has identified data that needs to be corrected. Revisions may only be made to data submitted for the period ending December 31, 2012, for the two programs listed above. All corrections must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Friday, March 1, 2013.
Except for the two programs listed above, all other ARRA grants have ended and no additional ARRA reporting is necessary. TEA appreciates the cooperation of all of the LEAs that have submitted their final ARRA reports for these grants.
Please see Attachment 1 for information about reporting requirements.
New System for Central Contractor Registration (CCR) Annual Renewal
The ARRA Section 1512 Quarterly Reports include a field for the LEA’s CCR expiration date. LEAs that are ARRA grantees are required to register with CCR and receive a Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code.
Effective July 29, 2012, the System for Award Management (SAM) combined the federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into one new system. The consolidation of SAM includes the functionality from the CCR system. To renew and revalidate its CCR registration, your LEA will be required to create an account in SAM. Please see Attachment 2 for detailed information.
Resources and Assistance
For additional assistance with ARRA Section 1512 quarterly reporting requirements or individual ARRA grants, please contact the following:
ARRA Section 1512 Resource
TEA guidance on ARRA Quarterly Reporting is available on TEA’s website.
ARRA Section 1512 reporting information is announced on TEA’s website at Recent News and Announcements and through the ARRA Stimulus listserv.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter.
Nora Ibáñez Hancock, EdD
Office for Grants and Federal Fiscal Compliance