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PY21 Quarter 2 Close
11 PM EST, Monday, January 24 – All PY21 Quarter 2 data should have been entered into SPARQ.

Morning of Tuesday, January 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.

12 noon EST, Wednesday, January 26 – SPARQ will close for the processing of the PY21 Q2 QPRs. Any data entered after 12 pm on January 26 will not be reflected in the PY21 Q2 QPRs.

PY20 Q4 data are now available on InfoSPACE.
Data Validation
The sample for the PY21 validation of the PY20 data is now available.

The deadline to complete the PY21 validation of the PY20 data is Monday, May 16, 2022.
PY21 Quarter 1 QPRs
The PY21 Quarter 1 QPRs are final.
SPARQ Release 8.4.1 - Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Release 8.4.1 has been deployed. For more information click here

PY20 End-of-Year QPRs
The PY20 End-of-Year QPRs are final
SPARQ Release 8.3 - Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Release 8.3 has been deployed. For more information click here

Persistent Unemployment 2018 - 2020 Table
For newly enrolled participants on or after January 1, 2021, you must use the new table to receive credit in the Most-in-Need measure on the PY20 QPR.

For any existing participant who was enrolled prior to January 1, 2021, you will receive credit in the Most-in- Need on the PY20 QPR if either the new table or the old table (2017-2019) supports the factor.

The table for 2018-2020 should only be used by data validators. Validators should refer to the Data Validation Handbook for details.

The most recent data can be accessed from the “Participant Search” screen under “Systems Tools,” and from the WDCS enrollment record.
2021 Poverty Guidelines
The 2021 Poverty Guidelines for SCSEP are now in SPARQ. They are also available in the Federal Register at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/02/01/2021-01969/annual-update-of-the-hhs-poverty-guidelines and on the USDHHS website at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines. The effective date is 01/13/2021.
SPARQ Release 8.2 - Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Release 8.2 has been deployed. For more information click here 
PY 2019 Quarter 4 data are now available on InfoSPACE.  
PY 2020 Targets and Goals

The revised PY 2020 targets and goals issued on 11/17/2020 are now in SPARQ. 

SPARQ Release 8.1 - Monday, August 17, 2020
Release 8.1 has been deployed. For more information click 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: 

    - Web: https://scsephelp.zendesk.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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