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SPARQ Availability

SPARQ is available. 


The PY18 Q4 modified positions and enrollments as of 4/1/2019 have been added to SCSEPED.   The PY18 Q3 modified positions are available in SPARQ.

PY18 Q3 close ***UPDATE***
Below is the updated schedule for the PY18 Q3 close:

11 PM EDT, Friday, April 26 –
All PY18 Q3 data should be entered into SPARQ.

Morning of Monday, April 29 – 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 EDT, Tuesday, April 30 – SPARQ will close for the processing of the Q3 QPRs.  Any data entered after noon on April 30 will not be reflected in the PY18 Q3 QPRs.

2019 Poverty Guidelines

The 2019 poverty guidelines are now in SPARQ. They are also available in the Federal Register at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/02/01/2019-00621/annual-update-of-the-hhs-poverty-guidelines and on the USDHHS website at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty- guidelines. The effective date is 1/11/2019. TEGL 11-18— 2019 Federal Poverty Guidelines for Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Grants has been posted to the ETA Advisory web site at https://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?docn=8528.

PY18 Quarter 2 QPR's
It has come to our attention that field B10c (Median Starting Wage in Placements) and measure E6 (Common Measures Median Earnings) are not displaying correctly.  This will be corrected as soon as possible
Release 7.8
Release 7.8 has been deployed.  For more information click here
Mod Slots for Q3 PY18 are in SCSEPED
The mod slots as of 1/27/19 are posted to Q3 PY 18 in SCSEPED.org.

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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