Showing posts from July 14, 2017

The FY 2017 CoC Program Competition is Now Open

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition has been posted to the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition: Funding Availability page on the HUD Exchange. Submission Deadline: Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:00 PM EDT The electronic application in e-snaps will be available on or after next Tuesday, July 18, 2017. HUD strongly encourages CoCs, Collaborative Applicants, project applicants, and stakeholders to: Carefully and thoroughly read the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA to understand the information; and   Begin to plan local competitions based on information, new and changed from the previous Competition, provided in the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition NOFA. Additionally, so that CoCs know their maximum award amounts, including amounts for planning and Permanent Housing Bonus, HUD has posted the Estimated Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) Report that includes each CoC’s Prelimina

CSBG Annual Report Training "Save the Date"

Good Afternoon, Please save the date Thursday, September 7, 2017 . The training will focus on Modules 2-4 of the CSBG Annual Report. The training will provide guidance on the collection of agency level data and are based on the State CSBG Reporting Period. Data collection for the full CSBG Annual Report starts in  FY18.  This means agency data collection for Modules 2-4 will start based on the State CSBG Reporting Period, (October 2017-September 2018). The first complete submission of the CSBG Annual Report is due  March 31, 2019 . We strongly encourage your staff to participate who are responsible for completing CSBG Information Survey. More details will be provided soon.

Disabled and Low-Income Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot Program; Solicitation of Comments on Program Design

Agency: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. Action: Advance notice and request for comments. Summary: This notice announces HUD's intention to develop a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Disabled and Low-Income Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot Program, which was authorized by the Carl Levin and Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 and funded by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016. The NOFA will announce the availability of up to $5.7 million to be competitively awarded through grants of up to $1 million each. The NOFA will also establish the applicable program requirements and selection criteria. HUD is seeking input from interested parties and stakeholders to inform its development of the Program so that the funds are used efficiently and fulfill the statutory purpose of addressing the housing needs of veterans who have disabilities an

Register Today: Setting Up and Completing a CAPER in the eCon Planning Suite - August 2, 2017

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is holding a Question and Answer Webinar for all State and Entitlement grantees that develop a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)/PER in the eCon Planning Suite. The webinar will review key tips and participants will be able to ask questions regarding the using the eCon Planning Suite to develop a CAPER. This webinar will focus on the process and requirements for setting up and completing a CAPER/PER in the eCon Planning Suite template in Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS), using the Con Plan Goals and Accomplishments Report and troubleshooting common issues in the eCon Planning Suite. Following the presentation, participants will be able to submit questions to HUD and technical assistance providers regarding the eCon Planning Suite and Consolidated Plan process. Who Should Attend? This webinar is relevant for anyone who prepares the CAPER/PER in the eCon Planning Suit

Reserved your room? Hotel Block Closes July 17 & Early Bird Rate to Save $100 Ends Tomorrow!

Mediware Events Get Registered! One last reminder...don't miss out!  We're now just weeks away from seeing you in New Orleans for the 2017 Mediware Customer Conference! We have two very important deadlines approaching...the early bird rate which saves you $100 for registration ends at Midnight on July 15, and the hotel room block will close THIS Monday, July 17. After that date, we cannot guarantee the special Mediware rate, nor a hotel room. Follow this link to reserve your room today!  We hope you've had a chance to review the agenda and see the product and customer-led sessions we've designed just for you! In addition to sessions on ServicePoint, QlikSense and Spero, we have 8 sessions being presented by your peers! Plus, we're continuing our face-to-face customer support lab, giving you the chance to meet one-on-one with our support t

Headlines: SAMHSA Report Shows Usage of Non-Medical Pain Relievers Across the Nation

July 13, 2017 Subscribe SAMHSA Headlines—Your one-stop source for the latest from SAMHSA. Data    |    Events Data SAMHSA Report Shows the Usage of Non-Medical Pain Relievers Across the Nation A new SAMHSA report indicates that 4.31 percent of people aged 12 or older in the United States used prescription pain relievers nonmedically in the past year. Research has found that the vast majority of people who take prescription pain relievers do not misuse them; however, their misuse is second only to marijuana use as the nation's most prevalent illicit drug problem. New Reports Released on the State of Quality Assurance Practices in the Behavioral Health Workforce Two new SAMHSA data reports were unveiled on the state of quality assuran

Reminder: 2017 Basically CDBG for Entitlement Grantees - Milwaukee, WI - July 25-27, 2017

Registration Extended through July 14, 2017 for Milwaukee, WI - Register Today! This training provides answers to common Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) questions and highlights HUD's interpretation of key policy issues. Participants will learn: CDBG National Objectives & Eligible Activities Program Administration & Financial Management Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) Performance Measurement & Reporting/Recordkeeping CDBG-Disaster Recovery (DR) eligible activities and requirements This is a 3-day training, and includes a combination of lecture and hands-on exercises. Who Should Attend? This training is intended for all Entitlement grantees. Please note that each grantee is limited initially to one (1) staff member. Schedule of Training Deliveries Title Date and Time Registration Link Basically CDBG for Entitlement Grantees - Seattle, WA July 11-13, 2017 8:00 AM-5:30 PM

SNAPS In Focus: The New Joint Transitional Housing and Rapid Re-Housing Component

In the Registration Notice for the FY 2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition, we announced that communities could apply for a new type of project that combines the activities of a transitional housing project with those of a rapid re-housing project. We will provide more details about this joint component project when the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is published, but in the meantime I want to explain the purpose of the joint component project and how we will expect these projects to operate. Joint component projects are not intended to replace transitional housing projects that have been reallocated or lost funding in recent years. Instead, they provide a new way to meet some of the pressing challenges that communities are facing. They provide a safe place for people to stay – crisis housing – with financial assistance and wrap around supportive services determined by program participants to help them move to permanent housing as quickly as possible. Stays