Hatch, Animal Health, and McIntire-Stennis Research Projects

The Hatch Act of 1887 authorized federal formula funding, which must be matched with state funding to support research in agriculture, food, nutrition, and related fields at the nation’s land grant institutions. In addition to Hatch funds, Purdue University receives federal formula funding for Animal Health research and McIntire‐Stennis for forestry research.
Hatch, Animal Health, and McIntire-Stennis research projects offer a unique overview of individual, departmental, and team research at Purdue University. They document the university’s commitment to partnership with other land grant universities, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the state of Indiana. Purdue University faculty in the College of Agriculture, College of Veterinary Medicine, and selected Departments in the College of Health and Human Sciences who have a research appointment of 20 percent or more are required to submit a five-year plan of research. These five-year plans must be peer reviewed under the direction of the office of Agricultural Research and submitted to USDA-NIFA for final review and approval.

The five-year project initiations, annual reports, and final reports are managed electronically via the Research, Education, and Extension project online reporting tool (REEport). REEport is NIFA’s grant and formula project initiation and reporting system, building on and replacing the CRIS web forms system. It implements the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR), a standard progress report format that all Federal research agencies are required to use for research grant reporting. The REEport Website can be accessed at http://portal.nifa.usda.gov/. ARGE will submit the project electronically through the Project Initiation module, however faculty will need to prepare online and submit an Annual Progress Report plus a Final Report at the end of the 5-year period.

The office of Agricultural Research is responsible for ensuring that Purdue University faculty members comply with Hatch peer-review procedures and for the quality of reporting submitted to REEport.


The following resource documents may be helpful to faculty members: 


New Hatch McInt​ire Stennis or Animal Health Projects

CoA 5 Year Federal Formula Project Instructions.pdf


Multistat​e (Regional) Projects

How To Search the NIMSS Database for a Project to Join.pdf

Creating a New Appendix E in NIMSS.pdf

Annual / ​Final Reporting

REEport Directions for Completing Progress Reports.pdf
REEport Directions for Completing Final Reports.pdf

USDA-NIFA Online Reporting Portal


For more information contact:

Shawn Donkin
Assistant Dean of Agricultural Research and Graduate Education
Phone: 765-496-3703

Julie Estrada
Administrative Assistant
Agriculture Research and Graduate Education
Phone: 765-494-6047


Agricultural Research and Graduate Education, 615 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA, (765) 494-8370

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