EFNEP Submission Requirements and WebNEERS

EFNEP has both agency and program specific requirements which universities must submit for approval each year. In addition to the Federal Financial Report, SF-425 that is required by the agency, program planning, budget, and end of year data submission requirements must be met for federal funds to be released. Most, but not all, EFNEP data is collected through a web-based nutrition education evaluation and reporting system (WebNEERS).

Program Submission Requirements

The chart below provides an overview of the EFNEP Submission Requirements and links to their respective instructions. Detailed descriptions can be found in the EFNEP New Coordinator Guide.

Information on statutory and regulatory responsibilities of recipients of NIFA federal funds is found in NIFA's Federal Assistance Policy Guide.

EFNEP Submission Requirements
Requirement Due Date Where to Submit Other Details

Capacity Request for Application (RFA)


30 days after RFA posted*



Annual Update (AU) or 5-Year Plan


July 1st


AU: due every year except years 5-Year Plans are due

5-Year Plan: due once every 5 years (e.g., 2016, 2021, etc.)

Budget, including Justification


45 days after the final EFNEP allocations are published*



WebNEERS Year End Data


Nov 1st



*Actual due dates vary from year to year. Due dates are not available until the Federal budget is approved and the final EFNEP allocation amounts for each university are calculated. They are announced over the listservs


WebNEERS is used in over 800 locations throughout the nation and U.S. territories. All 1862 and 1890 Land-Grant Universities (LGUs) are required to use WebNEERS for EFNEP data collection and reporting. Because of its utility for data collection, some Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) LGUs have also adopted the system. WebNEERS operates on three system levels: 1) The federal level collects and stores national data that NIFA leadership uses to manage programs and produce reports. 2) The institution level allows each LGU to define, collect, manage and report on their programs. 3) The regional level allows program staff to enter local data and to demonstrate results. WebNEERS can be accessed from any computer or mobile device and is compatible with all major browsers. EFNEP and SNAP-Ed each have a unique WebNEERS IP addresses into which their program data are entered. Only approved users can access the sites:

Information on the WebNEERS tool, including system requirements, user's manual, and training resources can be found here.