We were awarded our grant in the middle of the reporting period, and will not have our funds released to us during the reporting period. Do we still fill out a report?

Yes, OVW requires all grantees to submit a report, even if funds have not yet been released. For example, grantees may receive an award that begins October 1, 2019, but not begin drawing down on these funds until January 1, 2020. Grantees will still need to fill out some sections of the form in order for the form to validate (such as Coordinated Community Response). We ask that grantees fill these sections out and then also provide narrative explaining that “your organization has no grant-funded activities to report” or “budget is still pending OVW approval.” We will see this note and address grantee data accordingly.