Timeline and Deliverables

The deadline for all reports, related documents and program filing fees is 30 days after the AFR or PAR is due to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Congress. The Summary of Performance and Financial Information (SPFI) is due 15 days after OMB's due date. 

FY 2021 CEAR Program Timeline - For AFR/PAR Preparers

  • Aug. 4, 2021 | 9–11 a.m. ET | CEAR Preparer Training 
  • Nov. 15, 2021
    • Auditors must have Nov. 15, 2021 date on reports.
  • Dec. 2, 2021 | 2–3:50 p.m. ET | Reviewers Training
  • Dec. 15, 2021
    • Agency application due and filing fees due.
    • By sending the agency's application to AGA by Dec. 15, 2021, will confirm the agency's commitment to participate in the CEAR Program. Thus, AGA will be able to begin assigning Reviewer Team members.  
    • AFR/PAR materials submit to AGA
      • Six printed copies of a letter responding to each of the prior year's recommendations for strengthening the AFR/PAR.
      • Six printed copies of the report — Digital copies and/or a URL to the report are NOT acceptable.
  • Dec. 31, 2021 —  SPFI matierials due

Questions? 

Email cear@agacgfm.org or call 800.242.7211 ext: 322.

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Important Dates

  • Nov. 15, 2021: Auditor's report must have this date.

    Auditors must have Nov. 16, 2020 date on reports; however, due to delays caused by COVID-19, agencies requiring extra time can request an extension until December 30, 2020 to submit the report to OMB and Congress.

  • Dec. 2, 2021: Reviewer’s Training
  • Nov. 15, 2021: Agency applications due
  • Dec. 15, 2021: Reviewer applications due
  • Dec. 15, 2021: CEAR Program agency application and filing fees due
  • Dec. 31, 2021: SPFI (optional)