Grant Fund Reporting
Recipients of BWSR grant funds are required to report expenditures, measurable outcomes and activities from the previous calendar year as outlined in the grant agreement. BWSR may withhold grant payments if the grantee is not in compliance with ALL Board reporting requirements.
The deadline for grant reporting varies by grant program and the terms of the grant agreement; however, generally, these deadline dates are:
- February 1st *
- August 1st, and
- 30 days after the end of the grant agreement.
Grant Reporting Resources
Grant Expiration Dates - This is a list of grant (allocation) fund names and their respective original expiration dates. Always refer to your grant agreement or amendment.
eLINK Reporting at a Glance (updated December 9, 2022) - This is reference of basic reporting elements that are expected to be entered in eLINK. Additional program reporting details may also be required.
Please reference your organization's grant agreements or consult with your Board Conservationist for grant-specific reporting requirements and exact dates. Failure by BWSR to list a grant or accurate expiration date does not constitute a waiver of the reporting requirement nor BWSR's right to enforce it. If you have questions regarding reporting, compliance, eligible activities, etc., please contact your board conservationist.
Guidance materials for reporting in eLINK can be found on the eLINK page.
Many BWSR grant agreements include language requiring website reporting. The Website Reporting by Program and Year (pdf) matrix indicates which grants contain a website reporting component, per the language in the grant agreement, and practical guidance on how to achieve those requirements.
Additional Required Reporting
BWSR requires specific program and financial reporting in addition to grant fund reporting. Annual reporting must comply with the requirements and formats set by the Board. Those reports are:
Local Governmental Unit
|Annual Financial Statement||TSA Joint Powers Organization||
Annual Report (Note: This requirement is typically fulfilled through State Cost Share work plans)
|Ditch Buffer Strip Annual Report||County or WD Drainage Authorities||
|CREP Outreach and Implementation Continuation||SWCD||
|Financial Reports - Draft Audit due to OSA||SWCD||
|Financial Reports - Final Audit due to BWSR||SWCD||December 31|
|WCA Annual Reporting||All WCA LGUs||February 1|
BWSR may act as the fiscal agent on behalf of other state agencies. These agencies have specific program requirements and may request additional reporting specific to these programs.