NOVA is the platform for Strong Workforce Program

Local and Regional Share Proposals and Fiscal Reporting

NOVA Login:  

Nova can be found at the following link:


NOVA 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 Access Request:

To request NOVA access or change permission levels, please email Kate Raymundo,

NOVA Training:   

NOVA Strong Workforce Program Module Updates 5/8/18 Chancellor's Office Memo regarding planning interface changes.

We recommend that you 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.

This link will take you to the Doing What Matters website where you can access the May 17 & 25, 2018 NOVA Improvements & Features Webinar recordings facilitated by the Chancellor's Office.

NOVA Fiscal Reporting for FY17-18:

Guidance, schedules milestones and tools for FY17-18 Fiscal Reporting will be posted soon. We estimate that this guidance will be made available in August 2018.

NOVA Access Levels Descriptions:

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 may inform and 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 NOVA projects:

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


Locating existing NOVA 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.

Looker Dashboard:

A Looker dashboard will provide a display of SWP projects as entered in NOVA. By using the provided filters, you can view a report specific to your project or institution.

Looker access requires use of the login and a password. For security purposes, the password has been emailed to Bay Region SWP primary contacts.

Access link:


Email for help with these displays, password assistance or to request a different dashboard.

Please note there is a delay between updates to NOVA and the display of those updates in Looker.