Letter from Bob Williams  Director, Independent Living Administration

Dear Colleague:

I am pleased to inform you that a new, permanent reporting system, ACLReporting, will soon be available for Independent Living (IL) grantees. When it is launched in the coming weeks, ACLReporting will permanently replace the ACL-MIS reporting tool.  ACLReporting is intended to be a secure, accessible, and user-friendly system to support submission of plans and performance reports for a number of ACL programs.  We have been working closely with the ACLReporting developers to ensure that the new system meets your needs for accessibility and ease of use. 

ACL developed ACLReporting to replace legacy systems, including ACL-MIS, which you previously used to submit both plans and performance reports.  ACL is aware of a number of security and performance issues with ACL-MIS; as a result, the ACL-MIS tool will NOT be used for FY 2016 annual grantee reports.

Here are the essential facts regarding the transition to the new system:  

·      The 704 data you will submit has not changed; only the manner in which you input the data will change. 

·      As it pertains to 704 Part II Reports, ACL anticipates training on the ACLReporting system to be available between November 14, 2016 and December 2, 2016. 

·      ACLReporting will be available for data entry immediately after training completion, which will be no later than December 5, 2016.

·     Since the submission period will start late this year, a one-time extension to FY 2016 data reporting will be granted. 

·     The submission for FY 2016 data reporting will be extended to 11:59pm (EST), January 31, 2017. 

As it pertains to 704 Part I Reports, ACL anticipates training on the ACLReporting system to be available shortly.  Additional details regarding the submission timeline for the 704 Part I Reports will follow.

We know that a change in systems is always difficult and require extra time and efforts on your part.   ACL will provide grantees all the technical assistance required to be successful during this transition.

Additional guidance will be provided prior to the availability of grantee training.

If you have questions or concerns please contact your project officer.

Thank you.

Bob Williams

Director, Independent Living Administration

What is up with 704 reports for the year just finished?

4 thoughts on “What is up with 704 reports for the year just finished?

  • October 21, 2016 at 6:25 am
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    RE 704 Report: When the 704 is updated it needs to include a question as to whether the consumer has ever “served in the military”. (Our state Department of Veterans Services says that some individuals do not consider themselves veterans unless they were in actual combat.) We have been included in DVS workgroups to expand/enhance veterans’ services but are unable to tell them how many veterans are receiving services from CILs. Adding this question would be helpful.

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  • October 21, 2016 at 7:34 am
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    There are a couple of ways that your feedback on changes to the 704 report can be considered. NCIL has a work group that is proposing changes, and you can go to your program officer within ACL and share with them, as they are working with NCIL on changed content. This particular announcements is specific to say that no changes have been made to the report content, just in the software to accept your entries of that information. In the meantime, you can certainly track that information, whether or not it is reported on 704. You can do this through an application process (which is where CILs typically ask the consumer if they have a significant disability, for eligibility purposes) or in your consumer database, which has the ability to capture the information and aggregate it for your own reports. If you are not sure how to do this, talk to the provider of your consumer database.

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  • November 30, 2016 at 8:13 am
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    I have not yet seen announcements that the training is available, and today is 11/30. Have you received any updates to this letter?

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