Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/General Support Fund/nan
General Support Fund (Wikimedia Community Fund) offers flexible general operating support for individuals, groups, or affiliates that have developed larger projects or programs. It is also available for those who have a strategic plan that requires sustained investment over time to be able to achieve its goals. Multiyear grant funding is available if appropriate to the goals and objectives of the applicant. This program is comparable to the previous Simple Annual Plan Grant, Annual Plan Grant, and Project Grant programs.
 3 months processing time from application to decision and payment. 2 months for grant review (application process, review, and funding decisions) and 1 month for grant administration (collection of documents, signing agreements, and payment).
 Average annual grant size varies on application proposal 10,000  300,000 USD.
 Unrestricted funding^{[1]}.
 Renewal process possible and under development. Details to be added soon.
 Multiyear funding optionally available for 2 to 3year grant period. A multiyear strategic plan is required for multiyear funding requests.
Individuals, groups, organizations, and affiliates interested in applying can do so at anytime of the year. They need to contact their regional Program Officer who will support in their application interest and process. The Program Officer will also support in understanding what round of funding would be suitable to apply for.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Examples of what we fund
Here are some examples of what we fund in terms of General Support Fund.
 Strategic and annual plans from Wikimedia Movement Affiliates. Common expenses supported such as (but not limited to):
 Operating expenses  working space, services, and other common costs needed for an affiliate to opereate.
 Programmatic expenses  data costs to support access to online events, prizes, outreach, and other common costs needed to support programs.
 Staff expenses  compensation for welldefined roles that do not replace volunteer activities, including (but not limited to) graphic design, training, childcare services, translation, project or organization management, and WikimedianinResidence roles.
 Learning or training expenses  costs related to learning or training for community members or affiliate staff.
 Travel and participation expenses for staff and organizers.
 Cultural and heritage projects that support contribution of content, curation of the content and promote accessibility of that content.
 Coordination of global campaigns.
 Public policy advocacy projects that aim to influence legal and regulatory environments (at the national, regional or international level) in order to protect the people, model and the values of the free knowledge movement. These projects could target national legislation, trade agreements, human rights frameworks, and any other regulations and norms set by governments and lawmakers.
Regional Fund Committees have flexibility to fund projects and expenses that applicants identify based on their specific context and situational needs, and may support additional requests not described here.
Eligibility criteria
The following are basic criteria that must be met by all Wikimedia Community Fund applicants in order for a proposal to be reviewed:
 Proposed programs and activities are aligned with the mission of the Wikimedia Foundation.
 Applicant must follow the Universal Code of Conduct and Friendly Space Policies
 Youth Safety Policy must be in place for any activity that involves underage community members
 Applicant is within a country that can legally receive funding for the described activities and expenses based on laws on sending and receiving funds in the United States and their country
 Applicant does not appear on the United States Department of Treasury Specially Designated Nationals And Blocked Persons List (SDN)
 Applicants must be in compliance with all requirements and in good standing for any current activities funded through the Wikimedia Foundation
 Works and contributions must be able to be published under ethical, open access agreements
 Applications must be for future, planned work
 Applicants receiving funding must not be Wikimedia Foundation staff members or contractors working more than part time (more than 20 hours per week).
 Proposals that fit certain criteria are not eligible for review in the Wikimedia Community Fund:
 Proposals that are primarily focused on research activities should be submitted to the Wikimedia Research Fund.
 Proposals that are primarily focused on largescale software development are not eligible for review. Smallerscale software development projects may be eligible for review in the Rapid Fund pending review from Community Resources and Technology department staff.
 Any General Support Fund applicant must be in contact with their Program Officer at least one month before the deadline for application. If you have not had a conversation with your Program Officer about applying for General Support Funding, you will need to apply in the subsequent rounds of funding.
 Youth Safety
 If the proposal indicates direct contact with children or youth, it also outlines compliance with international and local laws for working with children and youth, and provides documentation of the local laws in the annex.
 The proposal demonstrates how they will ensure the safe engagement of young people in all of the project’s activities.
 The proposal demonstrates that any adults who will be working in close contact with young people have been properly vetted and trained.
 The proposal outlines an action protocol in the case that incidents occur relating to the physical and psychological safety of young people.
Application process
Application process involves applicants, Regional Program Officers (staff at Wikimedia Foundation), Regional Fund Committees (volunteer committees consisting of Wikimedia community members), and Grant Administrators (staff at Wikimedia Foundation).
We work together to be strategic thought partners with applicants. The funding decisions are based on eligibility and committee deliberation.
We encourage all applicants to reach out to their Regional Program Officer as they are developing their proposal and before submitting a final application. This is especially recommended for first time applicants. We want to ensure everyone understands and is supported throughout the process.
Here's the summary of the application and review process:
 Applicant submission: Applicants submit their proposal through the new grantee portal, these are available on Meta for general community review and comments.
 Due diligence: The Community Resources team organises the proposals and supporting documents for committee review.
 Regional Committee review: Committee members take some time to review these proposals and supporting documents individually based on a series of criteria and questions. The categories and questions that can be reviewed below.
 Initial feedback : During this phase, committees may publish questions on meta so that applicants can clarify any aspects of their proposal. Community members in general may also be posting comments, questions or feedback that applicants should respond to via meta.
 Structured feedback from Regional Committee: The whole committee meets to discuss each project to consolidate a unified feedback document that will be sent to applicants.
 Staff feedback shared with committee: Program Officers also share their Staff review of each proposal with Committee members.
 Committee/Applicant meetings: In certain cases, committee members may request a live session with the applicants to discuss this feedback and ask questions. Program Officers may also organise these spaces to provide applicants with support to review this feedback.
 Applicant responses and revisions: Applicants have a set time to make necessary adjustments or clarifications. These should be done directly on Fluxx as the final proposal.
 Deliberations: Committee members hold a second round of formal deliberation sessions to make their final decisions on the funding. In this stage they take into consideration all the recommendations and adjustments, as well as the overall budget for the region.
 Committee funding decision and remarks: The applicants are informed of the funding decision via email, Fluxx and MetaWiki and, if approved, begin the grant administration process.
Timeline
General Support timeline is different based on the applicant's funding region. See your regional page for a more detailed regional calendar. If you don't know your funding region, look for it at find your region page.
202324 fiscal year timeline
Funding region  Round  Submission deadline  Decision announced 

Middle East & North Africa, 撒哈拉以南非洲  1  2023 nî 9goe̍h 8 ji̍t  2023 nî 11goe̍h 10 ji̍t 
2  2024 nî 3goe̍h 1 ji̍t  2024 nî 5goe̍h 3 ji̍t  
Central & Eastern Europe & Central Asia  1  2023 nî 9goe̍h 8 ji̍t  2023 nî 11goe̍h 10 ji̍t 
2  2024 nî 3goe̍h 8 ji̍t  2024 nî 5goe̍h 10 ji̍t  
Pak Bíchiu  1  2023 nî 9goe̍h 15 ji̍t  2023 nî 11goe̍h 17 ji̍t 
2  2024 nî 3goe̍h 8 ji̍t  2024 nî 5goe̍h 10 ji̍t  
Latin America & Caribbean  1  2023 nî 9goe̍h 29 ji̍t  2023 nî 12goe̍h 1 ji̍t 
2  2024 nî 3goe̍h 8 ji̍t  2024 nî 5goe̍h 10 ji̍t  
Northern & Western Europe  1  2023 nî 9goe̍h 29 ji̍t  2023 nî 11goe̍h 24 ji̍t 
2  2024 nî 3goe̍h 15 ji̍t  2024 nî 5goe̍h 31 ji̍t  
East, Southeast Asia, & Pacific  1  2023 nî 9goe̍h 8 ji̍t  2023 nî 11goe̍h 10 ji̍t 
2  2024 nî 3goe̍h 1 ji̍t  2024 nî 5goe̍h 3 ji̍t  
Lâma  1  2023 nî 9goe̍h 8 ji̍t  2023 nî 11goe̍h 10 ji̍t 
2  2024 nî 3goe̍h 1 ji̍t  2024 nî 5goe̍h 3 ji̍t 
Detailed timeline: Round 1 (202324)
SSA and MENA  SA  ESEAP  LATAM  CEECA  NA  NWE  

Applicant proposal support starts  2023 nî 8goe̍h 11 ji̍t  2023 nî 8goe̍h 11 ji̍t  2023 nî 8goe̍h 11 ji̍t  2023 nî 8goe̍h 25 ji̍t  2023 nî 8goe̍h 18 ji̍t  2023 nî 8goe̍h 25 ji̍t  2023 nî 9goe̍h 1 ji̍t 
Eligibility check  8goe̍h 11 ji̍t  2023 nî 9goe̍h 8 ji̍t  8goe̍h 11 ji̍t  2023 nî 9goe̍h 8 ji̍t  8goe̍h 11 ji̍t  2023 nî 9goe̍h 8 ji̍t  8goe̍h 25 ji̍t  2023 nî 9goe̍h 29 ji̍t  8goe̍h 18 ji̍t  2023 nî 9goe̍h 8 ji̍t  8goe̍h 25 ji̍t  2023 nî 9goe̍h 15 ji̍t  9goe̍h 1 ji̍t  2023 nî 9goe̍h 29 ji̍t 
Submission deadline  2023 nî 9goe̍h 8 ji̍t  2023 nî 9goe̍h 8 ji̍t  2023 nî 9goe̍h 8 ji̍t  2023 nî 9goe̍h 29 ji̍t  2023 nî 9goe̍h 8 ji̍t  2023 nî 9goe̍h 15 ji̍t  2023 nî 9goe̍h 29 ji̍t 
Application translation support  9goe̍h 11 ji̍t  2023 nî 9goe̍h 15 ji̍t  9goe̍h 11 ji̍t  2023 nî 9goe̍h 15 ji̍t  9goe̍h 11 ji̍t  2023 nî 9goe̍h 15 ji̍t  10goe̍h 2 ji̍t  2023 nî 10goe̍h 6 ji̍t  9goe̍h 11 ji̍t  2023 nî 9goe̍h 15 ji̍t  9goe̍h 19 ji̍t  2023 nî 9goe̍h 23 ji̍t  10goe̍h 2 ji̍t  2023 nî 10goe̍h 6 ji̍t 
Review starts  2023 nî 9goe̍h 18 ji̍t  2023 nî 9goe̍h 18 ji̍t  2023 nî 9goe̍h 18 ji̍t  2023 nî 10goe̍h 9 ji̍t  2023 nî 9goe̍h 18 ji̍t  2023 nî 9goe̍h 25 ji̍t  2023 nî 10goe̍h 9 ji̍t 
Feedback received  2023 nî 10goe̍h 6 ji̍t  2023 nî 10goe̍h 6 ji̍t  2023 nî 10goe̍h 6 ji̍t  2023 nî 10goe̍h 27 ji̍t  2023 nî 10goe̍h 6 ji̍t  2023 nî 10goe̍h 13 ji̍t  2023 nî 10goe̍h 27 ji̍t 
Engaging with feedback  10goe̍h 6 ji̍t  2023 nî 10goe̍h 27 ji̍t  10goe̍h 6 ji̍t  2023 nî 10goe̍h 27 ji̍t  10goe̍h 6 ji̍t  2023 nî 10goe̍h 27 ji̍t  10goe̍h 27 ji̍t  2023 nî 11goe̍h 10 ji̍t  10goe̍h 6 ji̍t  2023 nî 10goe̍h 27 ji̍t  10goe̍h 13 ji̍t  2023 nî 11goe̍h 3 ji̍t  2023 nî 10goe̍h 27 ji̍t  2023 nî 11goe̍h 10 ji̍t 
Decision announced  2023 nî 11goe̍h 10 ji̍t  2023 nî 11goe̍h 10 ji̍t  2023 nî 11goe̍h 10 ji̍t  2023 nî 12goe̍h 1 ji̍t  2023 nî 11goe̍h 10 ji̍t  2023 nî 11goe̍h 17 ji̍t  2023 nî 11goe̍h 24 ji̍t 
Agreement signed  2023 nî 12goe̍h 1 ji̍t  2023 nî 12goe̍h 1 ji̍t  2023 nî 12goe̍h 1 ji̍t  2023 nî 12goe̍h 15 ji̍t  2023 nî 12goe̍h 1 ji̍t  2023 nî 12goe̍h 8 ji̍t  2023 nî 12goe̍h 15 ji̍t 
First payment sent  12goe̍h 1 ji̍t  2023 nî 12goe̍h 19 ji̍t  12goe̍h 1 ji̍t  2023 nî 12goe̍h 19 ji̍t  12goe̍h 1 ji̍t  2023 nî 12goe̍h 19 ji̍t  2023 nî 12goe̍h 15 ji̍t  2024 nî 1goe̍h 19 ji̍t  12goe̍h 1 ji̍t  2023 nî 12goe̍h 19 ji̍t  2023 nî 12goe̍h 8 ji̍t  2024 nî 1goe̍h 12 ji̍t  2023 nî 12goe̍h 15 ji̍t  2024 nî 1goe̍h 19 ji̍t 
Midpoint learning conversation  2024 nî 7goe̍h 15 ji̍t  2024 nî 7goe̍h 15 ji̍t  2024 nî 7goe̍h 15 ji̍t  2024 nî 7goe̍h 15 ji̍t  2024 nî 7goe̍h 15 ji̍t  2024 nî 7goe̍h 15 ji̍t  2024 nî 8goe̍h 12 ji̍t 
Final report due  2025 nî 1goe̍h 31 ji̍t  2025 nî 1goe̍h 31 ji̍t  2025 nî 1goe̍h 31 ji̍t  2025 nî 1goe̍h 31 ji̍t  2025 nî 1goe̍h 31 ji̍t  2025 nî 1goe̍h 31 ji̍t  2025 nî 1goe̍h 31 ji̍t 
Yearly report due for multiyear funds  2025 nî 1goe̍h 31 ji̍t  2025 nî 1goe̍h 31 ji̍t  2025 nî 1goe̍h 31 ji̍t  2025 nî 1goe̍h 31 ji̍t  2025 nî 1goe̍h 31 ji̍t  2025 nî 1goe̍h 31 ji̍t  2025 nî 1goe̍h 31 ji̍t 
Detailed timeline: Round 2 (202324)
SSA and MENA  SA  ESEAP  LATAM  CEECA  NA  NWE  

Applicant proposal support starts  2024 nî 2goe̍h 9 ji̍t  2024 nî 2goe̍h 9 ji̍t  2024 nî 2goe̍h 9 ji̍t  2024 nî 2goe̍h 16 ji̍t  2024 nî 2goe̍h 16 ji̍t  2024 nî 2goe̍h 16 ji̍t  2024 nî 2goe̍h 23 ji̍t 
Eligibility check  2goe̍h 9 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 1 ji̍t  2goe̍h 9 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 1 ji̍t  2goe̍h 9 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 1 ji̍t  2goe̍h 16 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 8 ji̍t  2goe̍h 16 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 8 ji̍t  2goe̍h 16 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 8 ji̍t  2goe̍h 23 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 15 ji̍t 
Submission deadline  2024 nî 3goe̍h 1 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 1 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 1 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 8 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 8 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 8 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 15 ji̍t 
Application translation support  3goe̍h 4 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 8 ji̍t  3goe̍h 4 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 8 ji̍t  3goe̍h 4 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 8 ji̍t  3goe̍h 8 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 12 ji̍t  3goe̍h 8 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 12 ji̍t  3goe̍h 8 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 12 ji̍t  3goe̍h 18 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 22 ji̍t 
Review starts  2024 nî 3goe̍h 11 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 11 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 11 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 18 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 18 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 18 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 25 ji̍t 
Feedback received  2024 nî 3goe̍h 29 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 29 ji̍t  2024 nî 3goe̍h 29 ji̍t  2024 nî 4goe̍h 5 ji̍t  2024 nî 4goe̍h 5 ji̍t  2024 nî 4goe̍h 5 ji̍t  2024 nî 4goe̍h 19 ji̍t 
Engaging with feedback  3goe̍h 29 ji̍t  2024 nî 4goe̍h 19 ji̍t  3goe̍h 29 ji̍t  2024 nî 4goe̍h 19 ji̍t  3goe̍h 29 ji̍t  2024 nî 4goe̍h 19 ji̍t  4goe̍h 5 ji̍t  2024 nî 4goe̍h 26 ji̍t  4goe̍h 5 ji̍t  2024 nî 4goe̍h 26 ji̍t  4goe̍h 5 ji̍t  2024 nî 4goe̍h 26 ji̍t  4goe̍h 19 ji̍t  2024 nî 5goe̍h 17 ji̍t 
Decision announced  2024 nî 5goe̍h 3 ji̍t  2024 nî 5goe̍h 3 ji̍t  2024 nî 5goe̍h 3 ji̍t  2024 nî 5goe̍h 10 ji̍t  2024 nî 5goe̍h 10 ji̍t  2024 nî 5goe̍h 10 ji̍t  2024 nî 5goe̍h 31 ji̍t 
Agreement signed  2024 nî 5goe̍h 17 ji̍t  2024 nî 5goe̍h 17 ji̍t  2024 nî 5goe̍h 17 ji̍t  2024 nî 5goe̍h 24 ji̍t  2024 nî 5goe̍h 24 ji̍t  2024 nî 5goe̍h 24 ji̍t  2024 nî 6goe̍h 14 ji̍t 
First payment sent  5goe̍h 17 ji̍t  2024 nî 5goe̍h 31 ji̍t  5goe̍h 17 ji̍t  2024 nî 5goe̍h 31 ji̍t  5goe̍h 17 ji̍t  2024 nî 5goe̍h 31 ji̍t  5goe̍h 24 ji̍t  2024 nî 6goe̍h 1 ji̍t  5goe̍h 24 ji̍t  2024 nî 6goe̍h 1 ji̍t  5goe̍h 24 ji̍t  2024 nî 6goe̍h 1 ji̍t  6goe̍h 14 ji̍t  2024 nî 6goe̍h 30 ji̍t 
Midpoint learning conversation  2025 nî 1goe̍h 15 ji̍t  2025 nî 1goe̍h 15 ji̍t  2025 nî 1goe̍h 15 ji̍t  2025 nî 1goe̍h 15 ji̍t  2025 nî 1goe̍h 15 ji̍t  2025 nî 1goe̍h 15 ji̍t  2025 nî 2goe̍h 3 ji̍t 
Final report due  2025 nî 7goe̍h 31 ji̍t  2025 nî 7goe̍h 31 ji̍t  2025 nî 7goe̍h 31 ji̍t  2025 nî 7goe̍h 31 ji̍t  2025 nî 7goe̍h 31 ji̍t  2025 nî 7goe̍h 31 ji̍t  2025 nî 8goe̍h 29 ji̍t 
Yearly report due for multiyear funds  2025 nî 7goe̍h 31 ji̍t  2025 nî 7goe̍h 31 ji̍t  2025 nî 7goe̍h 31 ji̍t  2025 nî 7goe̍h 31 ji̍t  2025 nî 7goe̍h 31 ji̍t  2025 nî 7goe̍h 31 ji̍t  2025 nî 8goe̍h 29 ji̍t 
Principles and values
The principles that are foundational and underline the Wikimedia Foundation Funds' strategy are based directly on the Movement Strategy Principles:
 Subsidiarity & Self Management
 Equity & Empowerment
 Collaboration & Cooperation
 People Centeredness  listening and reflection
 Efficient Data & Iterative Practices  promoting innovation and learning
Renewal process
Details about renewal process and other upcoming changes are published at: Wikimedia Community Fund/Proposed changes to General Support Fund in 202324.
Reporting requirements
General Support grantee partners who are not multiyear applicants have the following reporting requirements:
 Midterm conversation between PO and grantee partners （reporting form）
 Final learning report （reporting form）
 Final conversation between POgrantee partners （reporting form）
Multiyear grantee partners have the following reporting requirements:
 Yearly learning report^{[2]} （reporting form）
 Yearly conversation between POgrantee partners （reporting form）
General information  Midterm conversation between Program Officers and Grantee Partners  Final or yearly learning report 
Final or yearly conversation between Program Officers and Grantee Partners 

Is it required?  Obligatory for grantee partners required to present this report.  Obligatory for grantee partners required to present this report. Multiyear grantee partners will use this format for their yearly learning reports. They should report one year at a time, rather than the cumulative multiyear period. Nonmultiyear grantee partners (with funding for 1 year or less) will use this template to report on the final learning and results. 
Obligatory for grantee partners required to present this learning report 
Who is responsible?  Program Officers (POs) schedule the call and register the conversation. grantee partners will have access to the conversation report on Fluxx and will be able to edit the conversation registration.  Grantee partners  Program Officers (POs) schedule the call and register the conversation. grantee partners will have access to the conversation report on Fluxx and will be able to edit the conversation registration. 
When?^{[3]}  Once the report has been analysed by the Program Officer. Between 24 weeks after submission.  One month after the end of the grant implementation.  Once the final (or yearly) report has been analysed by the Program Officer. Between 24 weeks after submission. 
How will it be used?  This conversation is aimed at a deeper reflection based on the analysis of the report. It is also used to give the Foundation feedback on ways to better support grantee partner's work.  This learning report is aimed at:

This conversation is aimed at a deeper reflection based on the analysis of the report. It is also used to give the Foundation feedback on ways to better support grantee partner's work in the future. 
Where will it be filled out?  On Fluxx  On Fluxx  On Fluxx 
Will it be published on Meta?  No  Yes  No 
Resources and forms
 Review Application and Reporting Forms and Guides before applying.
 Recommendations for developing fund proposals
Review submissions and reports
Updates
• 2023 nî 9goe̍h 22 ji̍t: Wikimedia Alliances Fund updates are published. Due to the reduced funding, the application process is by invitation for nonprofits from SubSaharan Africa and East, Southeast Asia, & Pacific regions.
• 2023 nî 9goe̍h 21 ji̍t: The updated review framework for the General Support Fund is published. • 2023 nî 8goe̍h 8 ji̍t: New application form is published for General Support Fund (Wikimedia Community Fund). How to apply? • 2023 nî 7goe̍h 19 ji̍t: Thematic topics of General Support Fund now include public policy advocacy. 
Contact us
If you have any questions about the General Support Fund, please reach out to your Regional Program Officer via email:
Region  Email address 

Middle East & North Africa  mena_fund wikimedia.org 
撒哈拉以南非洲  ssa_fund wikimedia.org 
Lâma  sa_fund wikimedia.org 
East, Southeast Asia, & Pacific  eseap_fund wikimedia.org 
Latin America & Caribbean  lac_fund wikimedia.org 
Pak Bíchiu  na_fund wikimedia.org 
Northern & Western Europe  nwe_fund wikimedia.org 
Central & Eastern Europe & Central Asia  ceeca_fund wikimedia.org 
Notes
 ↑ Unrestricted funding means that grantees are able to reallocate funding in their budget to new or existing missionaligned activities or expenses at their own discretion during the funding period. You do not need to obtain permission from the Foundation for reallocation for these changes in your budget. For the General Support Fund and Conference & Event Fund, when reallocations exceed 20% of your total budget from the funding program, please notify your program officer of these changes. This notification would not be to request approval, but to generally inform the Community Resources team what circumstances or opportunities are prompting more significant changes in your budget.
 ↑ ^{a} ^{b} Multiyear funding: If you have a multiyear grant agreement and will request more than a 20% increase from the preapproved amount, the regional fund committee will need to review the request. Therefore you will need to submit a short explanation and budget for your expected increase. This can be done as early as possible yet should be completed no later than your reporting deadline.
 ↑ Note: Reporting dates will be adapted to each grantee partner according to their project timelines. Grantee partners will be able to see their proposed reporting dates on the portal on Fluxx. If you have any doubts or concerns about these dates please reach out to your Program Officer. Likewise, if you have any doubts about how to submit these reports or how they will be used.