Posted Date:June 29, 2010
|Author:||William Leith, Service Director, Program Management, Federal Student Aid|
Subject: 2009-2010 Campus-Based Reallocation Form and Process
This announcement provides important information about the 2009-2010 Campus-Based Reallocation Form and reallocation process. This form is used in the Federal Work-Study (FWS) and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) programs to release unexpended portions of a school’s 2009-2010 allocations or to request supplemental 2010-2011 FWS funds for community service jobs.
We are requesting that each school carefully examine its final expenditures under FWS and FSEOG programs to determine whether the school will have any unexpended funds from its 2009-2010 allocations. Timely reporting by a school, using the process explained below, of any unexpended 2009-2010 funds will allow us to provide supplemental FWS and/or FSEOG funds to eligible schools to assist needy students for the 2010-2011 Award Year.
Without the information collected on the Campus-Based Reallocation Form, we would be unable to reallocate unexpended Campus-Based funds from the 2009-2010 Award Year as supplemental allocations for the 2010-2011 Award Year. Since we have authority to reallocate 2009-2010 funds only until September 30, 2010, we cannot wait until we have schools’ expenditure data from the 2009-2010 Fiscal Operations Report and 2011-2012 Application to Participate (FISAP) due October 1, 2010. Unexpended 2009-2010 funds not released on the Campus-Based Reallocation Form by the deadline date will revert to the U.S. Treasury instead of being made available to assist needy students.
2009-2010 Campus-Based Reallocation Form
The 2009-2010 Campus-Based Reallocation Form (ED Form E40-4P) has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This form will be available for electronic completion and submission on the eCampus-Based (eCB) Web site at https://cbfisap.ed.gov/ no later than August 1, 2010.
As announced in the “Notice of the 2010-2011 Award Year Deadline Dates for the Campus-Based Programs,” published in the Federal Register on March 15, 2010 (75 FR 12218), the deadline date by which a school must electronically submit the 2009-2010 Campus-Based Reallocation Form is Friday, August 20, 2010.
A school may use the attached “Campus-Based Reallocation Form Worksheet” and “Campus-Based Reallocation Form Instructions” to assist in completing its submission.
Reporting Requirements for the Campus-Based Reallocation Form
A school must complete the Campus-Based Reallocation Form if it:
- does not intend to spend its entire 2009-2010 FWS or FSEOG allocation; or
- wants to request supplemental 2010-2011 FWS funds to pay students in community service jobs (not for any other purpose), and the school
- spent at least 5 percent of its total 2009-2010 FWS funds to compensate students employed as reading tutors of children or in family literacy activities as part of its community service activities; and
- has an FWS fair share shortfall as shown on line 28 of the school’s 2009-2010 final funding worksheet, provided with its final allocation letter.
Note: The first condition does not apply to the Perkins Loan Program because there were no Federal funds allocated for the 2009-2010 Award Year.
Accessing and Submitting the Campus-Based Reallocation Form via the eCB Web site
To access the Campus-Based Reallocation Form, log in to the eCB Web site and select the "Setup" link on the top navigation bar. Select the "Reallocation Form" link on the top right side of this page. From that point, follow the instructions for completing the form.
Instructions for the Campus-Based Reallocation Form are attached to this letter and are also available on the eCB Web site. To access the instructions on the eCB Web site, log in to the eCB Web site and select the "Setup" link on the top navigation bar. Select the "Reallocation Form" link on the top right side of this page. Select the “Instructions” link.
After completing the Campus-Based Reallocation Form, click the "Submit" button to submit the form. To verify submission, log in to the eCB Web site, select the "Self-Service" link on the top navigation bar, and scroll to the "Acknowledgements" section. Then, select "Submission Log" to view the log, and verify the Campus-Based Reallocation Form submission.
Campus-Based Reallocation Form Deadline
The deadline for electronic submission of the Campus-Based Reallocation Form is Friday, August 20, 2010 by11:59 P.M. (ET). Transmissions must be completed and accepted by 12:00 midnight.
Reallocation Process and Impact to Minimum Seven Percent Community Service Expenditure of the FWS Federal Funds
FWS Federal funds released on the Campus-Based Reallocation Form by the deadline date will not be included in the calculation of the required minimum seven percent community service expenditure for a school. Dear Colleague Letter CB-07-08 reminds schools of the statutory requirement that they spend at least seven percent of their FWS Federal contribution as compensation to FWS students employed in community service activities.
If a school determines at the end of the 2009-2010 Award Year that it did not spend at least seven percent of its 2009-2010 FWS allocation as the Federal share of compensation for FWS students employed in community service activities, a portion of its FWS Federal allocation must be released during the reallocation process so that the amount expended for community service activities equals at least seven percent of the adjusted FWS Federal allocation. A school that performs this action will not be considered to have failed the FWS minimum seven percent community service requirement.
As explained in CB-07-08, a school that fails to meet the FWS minimum seven percent community service requirement or the reading tutoring of children or family literacy project requirement will be required to return FWS Federal funds in an amount that represents the difference between the amount a school should have spent for community service and the amount it actually spent. Further, a school may be subject to a Limitation, Suspension, and Termination (L, S, & T) proceeding and/or subject to a substantial fine.
For additional information about the Campus-Based Reallocation Form or process, contact the Campus-Based Call Center at 877/801-7168. Customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. (ET). You may also e-mail CBFOB@ed.gov.