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One Week Extension in 2020 HEERF Annual Performance Reporting Data

ED is sending out a letter to all institutions who agreed to participate in the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund student and institutional grant programs extending the deadline for completion of the 2020 Annual Performance Reporting from this coming Monday, February 1, 2021, to a week from Monday – Monday, February 8, 2021.

Letters from Twanda Burse, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management & Planning with the Office of Postsecondary Education state:

In December 2020, the Department notified all grantees of the process for submitting the information through the HEERF Annual Reporting Data Collection Tool which opened on January 5, 2021, with a due date of February 1, 2021.  The report should include expenditures from March 13 through December 31, 2020.

Thank you to all institutions that have already submitted their data.  The Department is committed to supporting grantees in meeting these reporting requirements. To provide institutions more flexibility we are extending the reporting deadline until February 8, 2021.

The letter goes on to state:

Additionally, the Department has set up a CARES Act Reporting HELP Desk for your questions or concerns.  You may reach the Help Desk via phone at (888) 673-7310 or at  In addition, Department staff have been available and are reaching out to grantees to help support the submissions.



FAME is providing you with all of the ED’s Annual Performance Reporting Requirements below.

Annual Performance Reporting Requirements

Reporting Period: Changed per the above notice to end date of February 8, 2021.

The reporting period for the first HEERF annual report began on January 5, 2021 and ends on February 1, 2021. The grantee reporting portal can be accessed here.

A user guide, webinar, and other resources can be accessed here.

All HEERF grantees are required to submit an annual report during this reporting period.

Portal Access Instructions: 

All Institutions are required to submit HEERF annual performance reports via the Annual Report Data Collection System.

As part of this, every institution is required to submit to the names and email addresses of those individuals who will be authorized to edit and submit your institution’s HEERF annual performance report.

The Submitter is the one grant official who will have the authority to submit the report on behalf of the grantee. The Editors are users who will be able to complete, but not submit, the data collection form. The Submitter will have Editor privileges and may also answer questions in the data collection form.

If your institution has not already responded to our outreach emails, please send their names and email addresses in the following format to

  • Submitter: (First Name Last Name) (Email address)
  • Editor 1: (First Name Last Name) (Email address)
  • Editor 2 (if needed): (First Name Last Name) (Email address)

Your institution must tell us who will be the Submitter and Editor(s) for your HEERF annual report as soon as possible if you have not done so already. The reporting period for the first HEERF annual report will be January 5 to February 1, 2021.(now end date February 8,2021.

Final HEERF Annual Reporting Form Data Elements (For reference only—do not use to submit) (December 21, 2020)

Email to Grantees Successfully Submitting Portal Access Information (December 21, 2020)

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