Grantee Activity Report and Self-Inspection

Deadlines, instructions, training materials, and FAQs regarding submission of Grantee Activity Reports and Self-Inspection & Ongoing Compliance Oversight forms.

The Grantee Activity Report (GAR) is the largest and longest-running data collection effort on civil legal aid in the United States. Since 1976, LSC has recorded and reported data from grantees in a variety of ways. Topics include grantee staffing, finances, case services, and more. Data collection occurs in the first quarter of each year.

The Self-Inspection & Ongoing Compliance Reports are submitted with the GAR. These provide LSC and grantees an indicator of the accuracy of Case Services Reports (CSRs). This enables LSC to identify the need for technical assistance and to provide Congress and the public the most accurate statistical information possible about closed cases. See the guidance resources listed below for more information.

When to Submit

The reporting period for the 2022 GAR and Self-Inspection & Ongoing Compliance Reports is January 19 - March 3, 2023. 

GAR Guidance, GAR FAQs, training webinar recording, and Guidance for Self-Inspection/Compliance have been updated for 2022 and are available below.

Where to Submit

GAR and Self-Inspection & Ongoing Compliance Reports are submitted through GrantEase. See below for instructions and FAQs.

Updates to the GrantEase instructions for 2022 will be added to this page in February.

Submission Guidance: GAR

  • GAR Guidance Document
  • GAR FAQ
  • 2022 GAR Webinar & Slides
  • Submitting the GAR in GrantEase: User Manual
  • Submitting the GAR in GrantEase: Training Videos
  • GAR Technical Assistance

A downloadable printable guide with GAR data requirements and definitions.

Answers to the questions most frequently asked by grantees about the Grantee Activity Report. This document will be regularly updated with responses to new questions as needed throughout the GAR reporting period.

The training webinar for 2022 GAR and Self-Inspection / Compliance reporting was held on January 25, 2023.

Click here to download the slide deck.

Please utilize the GAR GrantEase User Manual if you need step-by-step instructions for navigating and submitting your GAR information in GrantEase.

The 2022 User Manual will be posted to this web page in February 2023.

For the 2021 version, click here.

A series of videos with step-by-step guidance for submitting data into the GrantEase system online. Topics include updating your Grantee Profile, completing GAR forms in the new system, uploading data, etc.

Updates to the videos for 2022 will be posted to the following link in February 2023.

Please email GARhelp@lsc.gov if you have questions about the data requirements or difficulties logging in or submitting the data in GrantEase.

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Submission Guidance: Self-Inspection & Ongoing Compliance Oversight Reports

Instructions for completing the Self-Inspection Summary and Certification Form as well as the Ongoing Compliance Oversight Form can be accessed at the link below. This document includes links to all corresponding forms and support materials. Refer also to the GrantEase resources above.

GAR Support

Please email GARHelp@lsc.gov if you have questions about the GAR data requirements, encounter technical difficulties completing or submitting the forms, or if you have suggestions for improving the GAR reporting process.

Self-Inspection Support

Please email self-inspectionquestions@lsc.gov for questions about Self-Inspections and/or the Ongoing Compliance Oversight forms reporting, or for previous reporting year guidance and support documents.

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