Let's Make Home Happen

May 2018, Volume 6 Issue 11

Tips for Writing and Submitting the Final Grant Report for FY 2017 Grantees

May is here! That means Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Housing Counseling grantees who expended their funds in a timely manner should have completed the 18-month grant period of performance ending on March 31, 2018. Final reports are due 90 days after a grantee has completed all grant activities funded under the FY17 grant, but not later than June 30, 2018.

Final reports must cover all activities conducted under the grant. If grantees either exceeded or did not meet established goals, including HUD-9902 activity projections, the divergence from expected results must be explained. In addition, if any new strategies will be implemented to better meet established goals and projections in the future, grantees need to explain what adjustments will be made.

All grantees must submit the required certification described in Article XI (Quarterly Reporting) of the grant agreement, along with a certification stating that all applicable closeout activities required in 2 CFR 200.343 have been completed.

Additionally, grantees are required to submit a narrative with the following, if applicable:

  1. Summary of the outcomes of activities proposed in the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Application Chart F, “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing”
  2. Description of the housing counseling oversight and quality control activities proposed in NOFA Application Chart G, “Oversight Activities,” and conducted during the period of performance
  3. Any problems encountered by the grantee
  4. Items for which the grantee needs additional guidance
  5. Unusual client needs or problems for which the grantee provided counseling
  6. Recommendations to HUD
  7. Developments having a significant impact on award-supported activities, action taken or contemplated to address the impact, and any assistance needed to resolve the situation

Intermediaries (i.e., Intermediaries, State Housing Finance Agencies, and Multi-State Organizations) have additional reporting requirements and must submit a Federal Financial Report (SF-425), results of proposed network management activities, and information regarding sub-allocations, administrative costs, and billing methodology with the final report, due no later than June 30, 2018.

All grantees should consult their applicable grant agreement for complete reporting requirements and speak with their HUD Point of Contact if they have questions about their final report.

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