If we are unable to collect data such as participant information on web-based trainings or the number of victims served due to remote service delivery should we provide estimates?
We recommend that grantees do not report estimates for numbers of victims served, demographics, training participants, or any other numerical fields. Any numbers reported should have adequate source documentation, meaning records to support reported information. For instance, an employee’s timesheet is source documentation to support the number of hours the employee worked. A technical assistance log that tracks TA requests and their responses is another example of source documentation. Make sure to communicate this with your OVW Program Specialist by using the narrative fields to explain any missing data and to describe activities that you’re not able to quantify or report right now.