Federal Financial Report (FFR) Module

A Federal Financial Report (FFR) is a statement of expenditures associated with a grant. Recipients of federal funds are required to report the status of funds for grants or assistance agreements to the sponsor of the grant using the Federal Financial Report expenditure data.

The FFR module lets grantees search for and initiate the FFR from within eRA Commons, which redirects them to the federal Payment Management System to complete the submission. Grantees can also check on the status of submitted FFRs, view the PDF of submitted FFRs, and view the history of activity for an FFR.

Beginning January 1, 2021, HHS grant recipients are required to submit the SF-425 long form in the Payment Management System (PMS) instead of the eRA Commons FFR Module.

Guide notices:

NOT-OD-20-127 - Announcement of transition https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-127.html

NOT-OD-21-046 - Additional Implementation details https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-046.html

Register with PMS (https://pmsapp.psc.gov/pms/app/userrequest) and obtain PMS log in credentials prior to submitting an FFR. Familiarize yourself with PMS using the documentation provided by PMS (see https://pms.psc.gov/pms-user-guide/federal-financial-report.html). The PMS Help Desk can help with system problems; see https://pms.psc.gov/support/help-desk.html.

Department of Commerce (DOC) Training Materials

Agency-Specific Instructions: Department of Commerce Internal Staff ONLY. Online help for Department of Commerce (DOC) users is coming. In the meantime, eRA training materials can be found on the following DOC webpage: https://connection.commerce.gov/collection/grants-enterprise-management-solution. NOTE: This page is accessible only by DOC internal users.