Change of Platform for Federal Financial Report Submissions

Funding News Edition: January 21, 2021
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Grantees must submit a Federal Financial Report (FFR) as part of annual reporting requirements, as well as a Final FFR as a component of the grant closeout process after an award expires.

Effective immediately, grantees must submit FFRs through the Payment Management System (PMS). Previously, grantees completed those reports using a module in the eRA Commons.

Grantees can still view the status of their awards’ FFRs within the eRA Commons, as explained at eRA Information: Federal Financial Report Required To Be Submitted in the Payment Management System, Starting January 1, 2021. The “Manage FFR” button provides a direct link to each award’s corresponding PMS page.

All FFR due dates remain unchanged.

Find additional details on the switch to PMS for FFR submission in the December 30, 2020 Guide notice. For general guidance on progress reporting, go to Reporting Requirements During Your Grant.

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