NOVA is the platform for Strong Workforce Program

Local and Regional Share Proposals and Fiscal Reporting


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Tech Support:

Should you encounter any unexpected issues, have a question, believe you need a different level of access, or have suggestions, please use the help feature at the top right of the NOVA webpage or email  

NOVA Training:

We hope you are able to take the time to review the FAQ and user manuals located within the Guidance section on the Doing What Matters websites Strong Workforce Program page.


This link will take you to a General Overview Webinar that provides a deeper understanding of the Strong Workforce Program Round 2 NOVA Platform.

Access Request:

To request access or change your access permission level, please fill out and submit this Access Request Form. If you are a new user to NOVA, you will receive an email with login information. If you do not receive an invitation email, you already have a NOVA account. If you have forgotten your password, you may click the forgot password link to have it reset (check your spam folder if you don’t see the email arrive quickly).

Access Levels Description:

There are two levels of access: basic and advanced. Each are assigned at the local and regional share level independently. Input from your college or district determine your permission level.

  • Basic level access allows a user to report on all expenditures, and are restricted from moving funds between object codes within a project. Basic users may not increase or decrease the overall budget for a project.

  • Advanced level access allows users the same level of access as Basic level access, but provides authority to increase and decrease the overall budget for a project.

Entering new projects:

Instructions for entering new Projects can be found in this manual: SWP Round 2 Manual.

Locating existing projects:

Using the filters in the Projects module, type in the proposal name in the NAME FILTER. The predictive text feature should bring up the project name. If you do not know the project name, you could enter the lead college in the Institution Filter to narrow down the list of projects. When the correct project appears in the list beneath the filters, click on the project name to launch it.


After logging in to NOVA, if you have reporting permissions, you will see a menu item for Fiscal Reporting under the SWP Fund. (View screenshot). Use the NAME, FUND, PROGRAM YEAR and/or the INSTITUTION FILTER to find your proposals. When it appears in the list below the filters, just click on the proposal title to launch the report and begin providing information. Based on your permissions, you will be able to enter expenditures, adjust budgets or metrics, and submit reports.


If you don’t see Fiscal Reporting on the left side navigation pane, then submit an Access Request form.


Instructions for reporting can be found in this manual: SWP Reporting FAQs and Manual.

Use this link for the October 2, 2017 guidance from the Chancellor's Office about NOVA's new fiscal reporting module