HUD Updates Consolidated Plan in IDIS Desk Guide and Posts Quick Guides


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HUD Updates Consolidated Plan in IDIS Desk Guide and Posts Quick Guides


HUD has posted the following Consolidated Plan resources:

Consolidated Plan in IDIS Desk Guide

HUD has updated the guide to include editorial changes for clarity. This version also includes edits on the following topics:
  • Copying and Amending Consolidated Plan/Annual Action Plan: Additional guidance in process for copying and amending Consolidated and Annual Action Plans.
  • Consortia Instructions: Additional guidance for Consortia in managing amendments to the Consolidated Plan and copying Action Plans.
  • Clarifications to Completing the CAPER: This version of the Desk Guide provides additional clarification to the requirements for completing the CAPER including the ESG eCart Upload.
  • Creation of Con Plan Quick Guides: HUD has created a series of quick guides.
      

Consolidated Plan Quick Guides

HUD has posted quick guides on the following topics:
  • Creating a Consolidated Plan for State and Entitlement Grantees
  • Creating a Consolidated Plan for Consortia Grantees
  • Creating a Year 2-5 Annual Action Plan for State and Entitlement Grantees
  • Creating a Year 2-5 Annual Action Plan for Consortia Grantees
  • Creating a Year 2-5 Annual Action Plan for Regional Grantees
  • Amending a Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan for State, Entitlement, Regional Grantees
  • Amending a Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan for Consortia Grantees
  • Creating a CAPER for All Grantees


REGISTER: Maryland CoC Meeting 6/29, 10am


Good morning!  Please register your CoC Lead(s) + HMIS Lead(s) for our upcoming CoC Meeting on 6/29, 10am by completing this very short registration survey.  These meetings are now bi-annual (instead of quarterly).  We plan to have representatives from HUD, HUD TA, DHCD, DHMH, DHR, UWCM, etc. to share vital program news, regulations, and updates.  Lunch will be provided by DHCD.  Hope to see you there!


DATE + TIME: 6/29, 10am to 3pm

LOCATION: MD Transportation Dept, 7201 Corporate Center Dr, Hanover, MD 21076

PARKING: Free

LUNCH: Free (provided by DHCD)

REGISTRATION: Complete registration survey for all your CoC members




Jason Burns, MCSE
Systems Administrator
443-574-HMIS

News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness


Preparing for the FY16 CoC Competition with a Relentless Focus on Strengthening Our Systems
             
Hands joined in partnershipThe mission of ending homelessness calls upon all of us to make extremely hard choices. 

In preparing for the FY 2016 CoC competition, Executive Director Matthew Doherty encourages communities to maintain a relentless focus on addressing the most challenging issues. He also points to tools that will helpsupport your efforts to sharpen your systems.
Build Your Landlord Engagement Program with these Key Strategies
   
Landlords play important roles in your local efforts to end homelessness. Creating partnerships with private market landlords is critical and best accomplished through an outreach and engagement strategy.

Read the latest article from Regional Coordinator Katy Miller, who walks us through the core components of landlord engagement programs and community initiatives.
 
Enhancing Outcomes for Youth Exiting Foster Care 

Two youth standing outside talking.The month of May is National Foster Care Month, a time to recognize that we can all help enhance the lives of children and youth in foster care.

Deputy Director Jasmine Hayes discusses federal efforts underway to ensure that youth exiting foster care have the skills and supports to positively transition into adulthood and self-sufficiency.


New Tools from the VA 
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Two new tools have been added to the Department of Veterans Affairs online SSVF University to help you with your efforts to end Veteran homelessness.  

The Master List and Case Conferencing tools, created as part of SSVF Grantees Technical Assistance, will also help you sustain the coordinated system you have built to assure that homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring. 

Register Today:2016 Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting (DRGR) Workshops in Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Denver, CO; and Fort Worth, TX 


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Register Today: 2016 Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting (DRGR) Workshops in Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Denver, CO; and Fort Worth, TX


The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is pleased to announce the 2016 series of Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting (DRGR) Workshops. Similar to past DRGR workshop series, these sessions will provide an overview of the five DRGR modules, as well as the features of DRGR Release 7.11.
Participants will learn:
  • DRGR System Functionality
  • Types of Information to Report
  • How to Enter Information into DRGR
  • Common DRGR mistakes and answers to questions
  • And more …
Each two day workshop includes a combination of lecture and hands-on case study exercises, allowing participants to practice each task in the system. It is important to participate for the two full days because the training modules build on each other.
This workshop teaches grantees how to tell their community's recovery story, with a specific focus on P.L. 113-2 and 114-113 reporting requirements and DRGR processes for closeout of CDBG-DR grants.
Registration for the Chicago workshop is now open. Registration for the other locations will open sometime soon and be announced on this listserv.

Who Should Attend?

This training is designed for grantee staff that work regularly with DRGR and are responsible for DRGR functions at the grantee level. National Disaster Resilience grantees and new CDBG-DR grantees are encouraged to attend.
Due to limited space, registrations will be reviewed. Please do not make non-refundable travel arrangements until you receive a confirmation email from the Class-specific Point of Contact.
For more information and to view other training locations, visit the DRGR Workshop News page.
Please note that submitting a registration request does not guarantee you a seat at the training. You will receive a confirmation email if you are accepted into the training.

Schedule of Deliveries

Location Date Registration
Chicago, IL June 14-15, 2016
8:30-4:30 PM CDT
Register Today
New York, NY Date: TBD
8:30-4:30 PM EDT
TBA
Denver, CO Date: TBD
8:30-4:30 PM MDT
TBA
Fort Worth, TX Date: TBD
8:30-4:30 PM CDT
TBA

Training Series Point of Contact

Louise Rothschild | 301-634-1811 | DRGRWorkshop@abtassoc.com
To find out more information about upcoming trainings and access materials from previously held trainings, go to HUD Exchange Training and Events.