Guidance on ARRA Quarterly Reporting/FTE Calculation
General Guidance: LEAs receiving RTTT funds must complete quarterly reporting pursuant to Section 1512 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. LEAs must report the FTEs of jobs directly funded with RTTT funds during the quarter and cumulative vendor expenses from the beginning of the award, which is the same process followed with other ARRA grants. LEAs are also responsible for reporting the FTEs of jobs funded through vendor contracts, such as their contracts with BOCES to conduct network teams.
FTE Calculation for LEAs Using Funds on a Single LEA: In order to calculate FTEs for RTTT grants that are used entirely by a single LEA, the LEA should follow the process for all ARRA reporting as detailed at Sample ARRA Jobs Worksheet.
FTE Calculation for LEAs Using BOCES: For districts using BOCES services for Race to the Top implementation, the individual LEAs are still responsible for reporting their portion of jobs created at the BOCES using the district's RTTT allocation. Instructions are available at: FTE Calculation for LEAs Using BOCES.
- The ARRA Reporting System for the period of Quarter 2, 2013 (the period ending June 30, 2013) is open. Reports are due from all sub-recipients by Tuesday, June 30, 2013. The system also remains open for available applications, budget summaries (Year 4 RTTT budget application will open in July), amendments, and final expenditure reports.
- ARRA overview (1.53 MB)
- General guidance on FTE calculation and information on How to Calculate FTEs for Districts Using BOCES
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Sample ARRA Jobs Worksheet – how to calculate CURRENT QUARTER jobs created or retained for FTE reporting
- U.S. Department of Education Guidance on ARRA Reporting Requirements