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SPARQ Availability

SPARQ is unavailable.

Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST,  through Tuesday, February 19th, 2019, 8:00 am EST – SPARQ will be down for scheduled maintenance.

Release 7.8 and PY18 Q2 Close
11 PM EST, Friday, February 22
 – All PY18 Quarter 2 data should be entered into SPARQ.

Monday, February 25
 – All grantees should take a final look at their DQRs. If any cross-grantee errors have arisen, please notify SCSEP Help at once so that we may help resolve these issues. It is strongly recommended that no additional data be entered. Please use this time solely to resolve any remaining errors.

Tuesday, February 26, 12 noon EST,– SPARQ will close for the implementation of the release and the processing of the PY18 Quarter 2 QPRs. Any data entered after noon on February 26 will not be reflected in the PY18 Quarter 2 QPRs.                                                                                                                                          

Q1 PY 2018 QPRs
The QPRs can be considered final for all purposes except measure E6, median earnings.
Release 7.7
Release 7.7 has been deployed.  For further information click  here

2018 Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines Adapted for SCSEP

The 2018 poverty guidelines have been announced.  They are available in the Federal Register at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/01/18/2018-00814/annual-update-of-the-hhs-poverty-guidelines and on the USDHHS website at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines.  The effective date is January 13, 2018.  A TEGL will be issued shortly.

The latest poverty guidelines can be accessed here

Resetting Passwords

A security enhancement has been made to the SPARQ login page.  Previously, a user who forgot the password could request that the password be sent via e-mail.  Since it is not secure to send current passwords via e-mail, that function has been replaced.  The new function now allows a user to reset the password.  The following message is displayed at the bottom of the login screen:


To reset your password, enter your user ID then click here, and you will be sent an e-mail containing your temporary login information.


When the user logs in with the temporary password, it will be necessary to change the password immediately.  This new function can be used by a user who has forgotten the password, or by a user who has accidentally locked the account by entering an incorrect password three times.  Users with expired accounts will not be able to use this reset function.  Instead, they will receive the following message:


You cannot reset your password because your password is expired. Please contact your administrator

 For questions about your user ID or password, please contact your grantee administrator. 

For Technical Assistance and End User Support with SPARQ, contact BCT Partners: 

    - By e-mail: help@scsep-help.com 
    - By phone: (877) 404-0688
Please include your phone number and Sub-grantee name in your message.

For questions concerning SCSEP data element definitions and how to collect SCSEP data, visit The Charter Oak Group website at 

You can also view the "Ask The Experts" forum on The Charter Oak Group website at: 



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