Mapping Sites to an Area Type

Background In the Projects and Activity Results module in annual report, N-PEARS automatically codes each project site with an area type: Urban, Suburban, Rural, or Frontier. The following document details the algorithm that N-PEARS uses to assign each site to an area type, and lists the data sources used for mapping. N-PEARS uses Rural-Urban Community … Read more

Document PSE Reach

For the purposes of this reporting system, reach is defined as the unduplicated number of people who come in direct contact with one or more PSE changes at a site over the course of the year. Please report on reach at the site level only. Thus, if you are implementing multiple PSE strategies in a site, the … Read more

Annual Plan Budget Import

Import template The excel template can be downloaded from within N-PEARS in the Budget Import section within the Planned Staffing and Budget module. You can also download the template here: annual_plan_budget_template. When should an agency use the budget import? The budget import section is optional. Agencies may input budget data directly into N-PEARS instead of … Read more


The following symbols appear throughout the National PEARS system. Symbol Definition Not Started / Not Yet Viewed Viewed In Progress Completed Requested Changes

Field Types

This article describes the types of data entry fields included in the National PEARS system. Conditional Fields Some fields only appear if certain responses are selected in previous fields.  Example: The textbox to describe adaptations only appears if the intervention will be adapted. Date Range Dates may be selected from the calendar provided.  Drop-down List … Read more

Direct Cost Category Definitions

Salaries/benefits Salaries/benefits of personnel involved in SNAP-Ed and administrative support. Noncapital equipment/office supplies Includes office equipment, supplies, postage, and duplication costs necessary to carry out project objectives. Nutrition education materials Includes the development and production of SNAP-Ed materials when no other appropriate materials exist. Travel Includes charges for travel necessary to fulfill the approved plan. Cost of using publicly … Read more

Annual Plan Budget Example

Examples and calculation details for each budget section are included below.  Planned Staffing Implementing Agency Budgets Project Budgets Other SNAP-Ed Expenditures Non-SNAP-Ed Funding Travel Indirect Costs Estimated Unobligated Balance Total Budget The data shown in this example are designed to represent the calculations performed within the site and do not represent actual SNAP-Ed budget data. Planned … Read more

Annual Plan Glossary

Direct Education An evidence-based, behavior-focused nutrition education and physical activity intervention conducted at the individual and interpersonal levels with an intensity and duration that supports behavior change and allows for active engagement in-person or through interactive media.  IAImplementing Agency Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) Institutions of higher education that serve minority populations and receive U.S. Department of Interior funding … Read more