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REEport: Hatch Multistate

The purpose of Hatch Act funding is to conduct agricultural research programs at State Agricultural Experiment Stations in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Insular Areas. The specific purpose of Hatch Multistate funding is to conduct research by institutions within a state and by institutions in multiple states to solve problems that concern more than one state.

Flowchart demonstrating the process described below

The project initiation checklist below includes all required forms and links for new Hatch Multistate projects.

Project Initiation Checklist

RCR Training Requirements USDA/NIFA requires that all REEport Project Directors receive training in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). We encourage you to complete this training as soon as possible because Hatch Multistate funds cannot be spent until this training is complete.
Appendix E To be added as a participant on a national or regional activity, this form must be submitted in the National Information Management & Support System (NIMSS).
Project Submission Before initiating a new project in REEport, you must submit your project for UF/IFAS approval as a PDF at this link.  
New Project Initiation in REEport Project initiation can be submitted anytime throughout the year. NIFA requires a 30-day review period before a project can become active. The project start date will be the start date requested or the date of the NIFA approval, whichever is later. Start dates cannot be backdated.
S-65 Travel Funds Request Submit this form to the REEport coordinators at  
IRB Approval Required if human subjects are involved in the project. If you submit without IRB approval, NIFA will defer the project initiation until IRB approval is confirmed.
IACUC Approval Required if vertebrate animals are involved in the project. 

Hatch Multistate Projects Checklist

Annual Progress Report  Progress reports must be submitted annually by March 1, though it may be submitted up to 90 days before this date.
Final Report Final reports must be submitted by March 1 of the fiscal year following the project's end date, but may be submitted at any time to terminate the project.

More Information

REEport Website
REEport FAQs
REEport Guide for Project Directors
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REEport Coordinators
UF/IFAS Dean for Research