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FY 2017 CoC Program Grant Inventory Worksheets are Available for Review on the HUD Exchange

HUD has posted the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Continuum of Care Program (CoC) Competition Grant Inventory Worksheets (GIWs) to the HUD Exchange for review by CoCs, project recipients, and interested stakeholders. HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) changed the GIW process to make the process both easier and transparent. SNAPS completed a thorough review to ensure all known eligible projects are included on each CoC’s FY 2017 GIW. The GIW calculates the Annual Renewal Amount (ARA) for each project, which is the total renewal amount a project may request under the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition, and the sum of all renewable budget line items (BLI) (e.g., rental assistance, leasing, supportive services). The sum of all individual project ARAs within the CoC is then used to calculate each CoC’s Estimated Annual Renewal Demand (ARD). Important Notes: SNAPS pre-populated the FY 2017 GIWs with all grants that are eligible for renewal funding within the CoC’s jur

Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center Resources Available

Resources Available From the Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center The Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center (BHWRC) aims to strengthen the workforce responsible for prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders by conducting studies to inform workforce development and planning. A joint initiative between SAMHSA and the Health Resources and Services Administration, the BHWRC works with a national consortium of experts in mental health, substance use disorders, and health workforce research. Current BHWRC research projects include: Integration of Primary Care and Behavioral Health: A recent study by the BHWRC found that care integration tends to be implemented most effectively in organizations that create and cultivate a strong culture of collaboration; engage employees through orientation and training programs, including periodic "refresher" training; and utilize

NHSDC Spring Conference – Two More Weeks!

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System Performance Measures: HDX Submission Now Open - Guidance Materials and Resources Available

On Monday, April 3, 2017, the Sys PM Module opened in the Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX). FY 2016 System Performance Measures data must be submitted via HUD’s HDX web portal by Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 7:59:59 PM EDT The following resources are available to Continuums of Care as they prepare to submit their data: A detailed Data Submission Manual on entering FY 2016 System Performance Measures data via the HDX is available for download from the System Performance Measures page at the HUD Exchange website.   A recording of the March 30, 2017 Data Submission Guidance Webinar is now posted to the System Performance Measures page at the HUD Exchange website, including a list of questions and answers asked during the webinar. Questions If you have any questions about the System Performance Measures data submissions process, please visit the Ask a Question page on the HUD Exchange . If you have technical issues with your HDX submission, under “My question

Get Recognized for Your Great Work!

Nominations are now being accepted for two recognition programs! Two recent recognition opportunities for community partners, one by SAMHSA and the other by the National Alliance to End Homelessness have announced a call for nominations. We encourage the SOAR community to submit nominations for these recognition opportunities to highlight the incredible work that you do each day! SAMHSA's Voice Awards: Call for Nominations The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Voice Awards program honors people in recovery and their family members who are community champions to improve the lives of people with mental illnesses and addictions. The Voice Awards also recognizes television and film productions that educate the public about beh