Will the due date for January to June 2020 discretionary program progress reports be extended?

The due date for January to June 2020 Discretionary Program progress reports remains July 30, 2020. However, the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) and the Violence Against Women Act Measuring Effectiveness Initiative (VAWA MEI) understand that grantees may be hindered in reporting complete and accurate information due to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially if they or their project partners do not have access to files. Therefore, we recommend that grantees complete progress reports to the best of their abilities and submit them before the deadline. Every progress report form includes a narrative field where grantees can provide additional information about the data (the last narrative question of the form). Use that space to explain any incomplete or missing data. We encourage you to also use other narrative fields to discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on grant support activities.