Project Performance Measures

All grantees are required to report on performance measures for SNC-funded projects. Performance measures are used to track progress toward project goals and desired outcomes. They provide a means of reliably measuring and reporting the outcomes and effectiveness of a project and how the project outcomes contribute to the SNC’s larger programmatic goals.

Required Performance Measures

All grantees will be asked to consider a set of four quantitative performance measures and report on the ones that relate to their individual project(s).

Applicants will be asked to identify these performance measures and associated targets in their grant applications, and include in their applications any staff time, data collection costs, etc., necessary to meet the reporting requirements outlined for each measure.

Project-Specific Performance Measures

In addition to the required performance measures, each grantee will be required to report on one to three project-specific performance measures that will help describe project outcomes in a measurable way.

Applicants will be asked to identify these performance measures and associated targets in their grant applications, and include in their applications any staff time, data collection costs, etc., necessary to meet the reporting requirements outlined for each measure.

Custom Performance Measures

As you review the Performance Measures list, you may find that none of the suggested project-specific measures are relevant to your project. If that is the case, we encourage you to work with your SNC Area Representative to develop a performance measure or measures that are more appropriate for your project.  Keep in mind that proposed measures need SNC approval and that new measures should directly relate to a specific project goal, outcome or deliverable.  Additionally, performance measures must be able to be tracked using accepted methods to ensure that your data is consistent and defensible.

If you choose to propose your own performance measure(s), please provide the following information for each one:

  • a clear definition
  • a description of data collection method(s)
  • data source information
  • target values.
If you have questions or concerns about choosing an appropriate set of performance measures for your project, please contact your SNC Area Representative.