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SPARQ Availability

SPARQ is available.

June 28, 2018 at noon:  SPARQ will shut-down in order to release a new version of the application.   SPARQ will be re-opened once the  deployment is completed.  Please share this information with your sub-grantees and local projects.

Modified Positions are Updated

Q4 PY 2017 Modified Positions were updated based on the latest minimum wage data and grantee allocations to their sub-grantees.  Both Authorized Positions and Modified Positions reflect enrollments as of 4/2/18.

PY17 Q3 QPRs are Final

Q3 PY 2017 data are now available on InfoSPACE

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

Release 7.4
Release 7.4 has been deployed.  For further information click here
PY17 Q2 QPRs are final.

PY17 Q1 QPRs are final.
Release 7.3
Release 7.3 has been deployed.  For more information click here
Modified Positions on SCSEPED.org

SCSEPED.org is now displaying enrollments as of 10/2/17 in all tables for Q2 PY 2017.

Starting with Q1 PY 2017, SCSEPED.org is now carrying modified positions in addition to authorized positions. There are three new menu items for Modified Positions by State, Modified Positions by Grantee, and Download Modified Positions. In addition, the Maps function now displays counts of modified positions rather than authorized positions. Home and Definitions have been revised to reflect these changes. 
PY 2017 Authorized Positions have been Uploaded to SPARQ.

Grantee should now allocate their PY 2017 positions to their sub-grantees and associate all of the counties they are authorized to serve to their sub-grantees.  Instructions can be found at:


Grantees should complete the allocation process by September 2.  Shortly after that, SPARQ will use the allocations and minimum wages by county to generate customized modified positions for all grantees and sub-grantees.

Please contact SCEP Help (help@scsep-help.com) if you have any questions or need assistance.  

PY 2017 Authorized Positions and Enrollments as of July 1, 2017

SCSEPED.org:  Q1 PY 2017 has been updated with the PY 2017 authorized positions and the enrollments as of July 1, 2017. The 2017 map reflects the same Q1 PY 2017 data. Q4 PY 2016 has also been updated with the enrollments as of July 1, 2017 to reflect ED status as of the end of PY 2016.

SPARQ Release 7.1 has been implemented.  Details about the contents of the release are available here
SPARQ Release 7.2 has been implemented.  Details about the contents of the release are available here
SPARQ Release 7.0 has been implemented.  Details about the contents of the release are available 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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