Final Report Policy

  • A Final Report, detailing the actual budget and the outcomes of the project, must be submitted within 45 calendar days of the project end date. The project end date is chosen by the grantee in their grant application.
  • If a grantee has requested a modification to their project, which includes a change in the end date, then a new final report deadline, which will be 45 days after the modified end date, will automatically be instated. This modified end date is not considered an extension.
  • Grantees may call, email, or send a letter to the executive director requesting a maximum 45-day extension on a final report, if the request is made on or prior to the project’s final report deadline.
  • The day after the final report deadline, a single email alerting the grantee of their final report’s overdue status and the consequences of noncompliance will be sent to grantees whose final reports have not been turned in and an extension has not been requested.
  • If a grantee requests a final report extension after a final report deadline has passed, the extension may be granted, but only for as many days that remain from the allowable 45 day extension past a final report deadline. (e.g. June 30 is the final report deadline. July 2 an extension request has been made and granted. The maximum extension request is 43 days).
  • Grantees who have surpassed the maximum 45-day extension on a final report are in noncompliance of their grant contract. Their grant contract/agreement will be terminated and they will be requested to return their grant funds to Region 2 Arts Council.
  • Grantees who are deemed in noncompliance of their grant contract are ineligible to apply for another R2AC grant, until the grantee has returned the total grant award to R2AC.
  • Receipts are required for any single equipment purchase over $500 (not multiple equipment purchases that total $500) for all grants.

Profit

  • R2AC Staff will review final Reports for a profit of 20% or more. If there is no profit, or a profit of less than 20%, no action will be taken. Profits that are under 20% can be used for future arts activities by the grantee or within the grantee’s organization. If there is a profit of 20% or more, the grant recipient will be contacted and informed that the Board will be voting to approve the grantee’s intended use of the profit.
  • A motion for approval of the grantee’s intended use of a profit of 20% or more will be on the board agenda for the next board meeting.
  • A letter will be sent to the grantee confirming whether the board approved, or did not approve, their use of the profit of 20% or more.

Grant Specific Requirements

  • Individual Artist grantees must submit receipts for all items or groups of like-items (such as tubes of paint) that cost $200 or more with their Final Report.
  • Arts Project grantees must submit one piece of publicity or promotional material that exhibits the appropriate credit line.
  • Arts Access, Arts Learning, or Cultural Traditions in the Arts grantees must submit one piece of publicity that exhibits the legacy logo and Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund credit line.
  • Arts Access, Arts Learning, or Cultural Traditions in the Arts grantees must submit copies of letters sent to Minnesota State Legislators thanking them for their support of state arts funding.
  • Each R2AC Artist Fellowship recipient must develop and arrange a Meet the Artist event to be approved by the R2AC Board and fulfilled by the end of the fellowship. The fellowship recipient should include the location for the Meet the Artist event in their proposal to the board. The event might be a public reading, workshop, exhibit, or performance. The Meet the Artist Event must be completed before the final report can be completed and approved.

Terminology

Modification – what it’s called when specific changes have been requested and approved on a granted project. If a modification includes program date changes, or start and end date changes, these must be specified. Modified end dates will result in modified final report deadline dates. A modification IS NOT considered an extension.

Open modifications – it’s what we call a modification that has been mentioned, but the details have not been spelled out. For example, if an individual or organization suggests that they “can’t get their project done/started and they are going to write up the specifics for approval”, they are in a state of open modification. Anyone in a state of open modification is not eligible to apply for ANY Region 2 Arts Council grant until the modification is specified and approved.

Noncompliance – when a grantee has not complied with the requirements of a grant contract/agreement.

Overdue final report – a final report is not overdue if it has been granted a 45-day extension. It is overdue if an extension has not been granted or if the extension period has ended and no final report has been turned in.

Extension – the allowable 45-day period following a final report deadline in which a final report may be turned in. Only one 45-day extension may be granted.