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Durational Limit Dates
The overnight duration jobs ran last night so durational limit dates are now up-to-date. 
SPARQ Release 8.6
SPARQ Release 8.6 has been implemented. 
This release removed the Add Participant button from the SPARQ application. 
SCSEPED - What's New

Authorized and modified positions, along with enrollments as of 6/1/2022, have been posted for Q1PY2022. Enrollments as of 6/30/2022 will be posted for Q4PY2021 and Q4PY2022 in early July.

REMINDER: SCSEPED.org will not be accessible after July 15, 2022. Please download your data for at least the last three years.

Persistent Unemployment 2019 - 2021 Table
For newly enrolled participants on or after January 1, 2022, you must use the new table to receive credit in the Most-in- Need measure on the PY21 QPR.

For any existing participant who was enrolled prior to January 1, 2022, you will receive credit in the Most-in- Need on the PY21 QPR if either the new table or the old table (2018-2020) supports the factor.

The table for 2019-2021 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. 
SPARQ Release 8.5 - Friday, March 25, 2022
Release 8.5 has been deployed. For more information read more ...
PY20 Q4 data are now available on InfoSPACE.
SPARQ Release 8.4.1 - Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Release 8.4.1 has been deployed. For more information click here 
SPARQ Release 8.3 - Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Release 8.3 has been deployed. For more information click here 
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 
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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