Showing posts from September 29, 2017

ESG CAPER Submission Updates

Beginning in October 2017, Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program Recipients are required to submit their Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data in the Sage HMIS Reporting Repository (Sage). This means that recipients will no longer need to use ESG-CAPER Annual Reporting Tool (eCart). Instead, project reports (Comma Separated Value (CSV) downloads) generated by HMIS or comparable databases that were previously uploaded into eCart will be uploaded directly into Sage. The deadline for HMIS system administrators to update the ESG-CAPER 2017 Report programmed in HMIS and comparable databases is October 1, 2017 to coincide with the HMIS 2017 Data Standards. The updated ESG-CAPER 2017 Report will no longer work with eCart. Submission Guidance for ESG CAPERs Submissions before October 1, 2017: Prior to October 1, 2017, ESG CAPER data must be submitted via eCart and screens CR-60, CR-70, CR-75 of the eCon Planning Suite. If you submit your CAPER by September 30,

HMIS WEBINAR: Happy Case Managers, Happy System Admins

Human Services Webinar: Happy Case Managers, Happy System Admins Register Now Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 | 11:30am CT Between double data entry and high caseloads, it's widely understood that a case manager's time and resources are limited. So, it comes as no surprise that time constraint is the most common response when the topic of HMIS system usage hits their desk. That leaves the big question- how can case managers be helped? Our presenter will share her experience working closely with agencies that resulted in the creation of personalized assessments to help case managers streamline their workflows within the office using ServicePoint. We'll also take a look at a sample case management assessment that helps users capture data points that are easily read and easily reported on. Join us to hear from HMIS Program Coordinator,

News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

Worst Case Housing Needs Have Gotten ... Worse United States Interagency  Council on Homelessness           September 28, 2017 We need your input to revise and strengthen the federal strategic plan.  Tell us your thoughts!     Worst Case Housing Needs Have Gotten ... Worse    We all need to stay attentive to new and updated information and data as it emerges.   HUD's new Worst Case Housing Needs Report is a key source of information about worsening housing needs in our communities, which could be creating increasing challenges for our shared progress toward ending home

Headlines: $89 Million Awarded to Community Coalitions To Prevent Youth Substance Use

September 28, 2017 Subscribe SAMHSA Headlines—Your one-stop source for the latest from SAMHSA. Funding    |    Data    |    Resources    |    Events Funding $89 Million Awarded to Largest-Ever Number of Community Coalitions To Prevent Youth Substance Use The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced $89 million in Drug-Free Communities Support Program grants to 719 local drug prevention coalitions—the largest number of single-year grantees since the program's founding. Directed by ONDCP, in partnership with SAMHSA, these grants will provide local community coalitions with funding to prevent youth substance use, including prescription drugs, marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol.