ARRA “Stimulus” Weekly Update, June 12, 2009

I. Reporting

Weekly Submissions to UNC-GA 

UNC-GA plans to extract the ARRA weekly report data from RAMSeS and SPARC once the local instance of the application is operational. Campuses should continue to provide their weekly reports until notified by UNC-GA that its instance of RAMSeS is operational. We apologize for the delay. Please note the cumulative weekly reports should include the federal award number for any actual awards received. Please add an award number column to the right of the CFDA# column of the reporting template to capture this information. The reports should be sent to Sarah Smith, with a copy to Courtney Thornton, on a weekly basis by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday. 

UNC GA’s redesigned website includes an ARRA link directly from the front page: http://www.northcarolina.edu/. The site captures ARRA information including guidance memos, FAQs, links to campus sites and other recovery sites and the weekly updates and reports. Following is the URL for the UNC System Recovery Site: http://www.northcarolina.edu/recovery/index.php

State/Federal Reporting: 

The SPARC Post-Award Workgroup will have a conference call June 15th from 10-12 to discuss OERI directive #4 and the “test run” of ARRA reporting proposed by OMB. The call in number is (919) 962-2725. The call is open to anyone in the UNC research administration community.

N.C. Office of Economic Recovery and Investment

The “ARRA Reporting Readiness Assessment” referenced in OERI directive #4 was sent to campus Chief Research Officers, Chief Finance Officers and pre- and post-award administrators. The completed templates are due no later than June 22nd and should be routed to Sarah Smith through the Chief Research Officer. Please contact Sarah Smith if you have any questions about the ARRA Reporting Readiness Assessment template.