Register Now: Q&A Session: Con Plan Amendments Webinar – Monday, June 20 at 1:00 – 2:30 PM EDT


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Register Now: Q&A Session: Con Plan Amendments Webinar – Monday, June 20 at 1:00 – 2:30 PM EDT


The US Department of Housing and Urban Development is holding a Question and Answer (Q&A) Webinar for all State and Entitlement grantees on the process for amending Consolidated and Annual Action Plans in the eCon Planning Suite. The webinar will include specific instructions on how State grantees should amend their Consolidated Plans to include the Housing Trust Fund. All grantees should plan to participate in this webinar.

Following the presentation, participants will be able to submit questions to HUD and technical assistance providers regarding the amendment process in the eCon Planning Suite.

Participants will learn:
  • How to create, edit and submit amendments in the eCon Planning Suite
  • How to integrate amendments into the overall Con Plan process
Registration is required. Go to the HUD Exchange Training and Events page and click Register Now next to the CAPER class. Login to register.

If you have not yet registered for an HUD Exchange Learn account:
  1. Go to the HUD Exchange (www.hudexchange.info).
  2. Click Login to My HUD Exchange.
  3. Click Create an Account.
  4. Fill out the form, and click the Create Account button.
    Your account has been created. You will receive a confirmation email.
Who Should Attend?

This webinar is relevant for anyone who is or will be amending a Consolidated Plan or Action Plan in IDIS. The Q&A will provide valuable opportunities to learn how to properly set up amendments and troubleshoot issues.

Training Point of Contact

TJ Winfield | 240-582-3607 | econplan.training@cloudburstgroup.com
To find out more information about upcoming trainings and access materials from previously held trainings, go to HUD Exchange Training and Events.


FY 2016 CoC Program Registration: CoC Review Step in e-snaps is Now Open


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FY 2016 CoC Program Registration: CoC Review Step in e-snaps is Now Open


This message only applies to Continuums of Care (CoCs) and their Collaborative Applicants who submitted a FY 2016 CoC Program Registration to HUD.

HUD is completing its review of each CoC’s registration for the FY 2016 CoC Program Competition in e-snaps. Over the next several days, Collaborative Applicants must go back into e-snaps to review HUD’s determination. The deadline for review is Monday, June 20, 2016 by 5:00 PM, your local time. Collaborative Applicants must log back into e-snaps and go to “CoC Review” step on the “Submission” page to access HUD’s assessment.

The e-snaps instructional guide, CoC Program Registration Instructional Guide: CoC Registration and CoC Review, includes step-by-step instructions for completing the CoC Review process in e-snaps beginning on page 63.

All Collaborative Applicants should review the following:
  1. CoC Claimed Geography – ensure that all of the geo codes located within the CoC’s geographic area have been claimed and if any changes were made by HUD after consultation with the CoC’s Collaborative Applicant, that the changes are accurate.
     
  2. Preliminary Pro Rata Need (PPRN) – the amount is based on the geographic area(s) selected.
     
  3. Merger Status – for those CoCs that merged, review and confirm the information approved by HUD is correct.
If the CoC disputes any part of the CoC Review, HUD will review one last time and consider the CoC's proposed changes. HUD will then notify the Collaborative Applicant via e-mail that a final determination has been made. The Collaborative Applicant will then go back into e-snaps to access the CoC Review step again and select “Submit”. All disputes must be resolved and approved by Monday, June 20, 2016 by 5:00 PM, your local time. A Collaborative Applicant has only one opportunity to dispute. If the Collaborative Applicant disagrees with HUD’s assessment the second time, they will receive a final rejection notice and will not have access to the FY 2016 CoC Consolidated Application.

Any Collaborative Applicant that fails to submit its final CoC Registration by 5:00 PM, your local time on Monday, June 20, 2016, will not be able to apply for funds in the FY 2016 CoC Program Competition. Only Collaborative Applicants that successfully submitted the final CoC review to HUD will be able to access the FY 2016 CoC Consolidated Application. Consequently, the CoC will be unable to apply for funds.

Questions?

If you have questions pertaining to e-snaps technical issues or CoC Review, please submit your questions to the e-snaps Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. To submit a question to the e-snaps AAQ portal, select “e-snaps” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.

If you have questions related to the CoC Program Interim Rule or a policy related question, please submit your questions to the CoC Program Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. To submit a question to the CoC Program AAQ portal, select “CoC Program” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.


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