Since 2015, the National SBEAP Program has facilitated a program for states to report their program's annual outputs, outcomes and other activities such as success stories. Reporting is voluntary, but good participation results in a final Annual Report that documents the diverse and impactful SBEAP/SBO activities that assist small businesses while protecting the environment. This two-page flyer is the most recent Annual Report and provides an at-a-glance status update on the types of services offered, outputs and outcomes. Individual states can use this Publisher template Wisconsin developed to feature state-specific information.
Each SBEAP/SBO program is asked to submit their Annual Report by answering a series of questions in an online format, entering their program activities, outputs and outcomes. Resources on how to complete the online reporting, including an instructional webinar can be found on this page. Responses are typically due annually in March. Below find a tutorial that walks states through how to file the Annual Report.
National SBEAP Annual Reports
Instructions for filing Annual Reports
Data can be reported by calendar or fiscal year. If your information is readily accessible, it should take about 20-30 minutes to fill out the online form. The online form allows you to leave and return without losing your information. Note, one entry should be made for each 507 program in the state. Information added should represent the 507 program work, (budget, hotline calls, site visits), unless specified otherwise. If you prefer, this fillable pdf can be used to record your draft information before entering it into the online form. Please DO NOT submit the Word document, but do keep it for your records. Many thanks to Dan Sowry and the Ohio EPA 507 team for hosting our 2020 online form. The 2021 reporting period will open in early 2022.
For tips on improving your data collection process, or if you do not currently collect data and want help getting started, check out our Metrics page, featuring helpful advice and forms that you can adapt to your program to kick-start your data collection efforts.