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DRGR Corrections to Geographic Dataset Labels

This is a DRGR update regarding geographic datasets used for compliance purposes with Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) and Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) grant requirements.

In preparing to update Low-Mod data in DRGR, HUD recently discovered the existing Low- and Moderate-Income Summary Datasets displayed in DRGR have been mislabeled. Presently, DRGR is displaying the 2000 Decennial Census as 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) and the ACS 2006-2010 as 2015 ACS.

A data correction will be implemented to go live on March 8, 2021 to correct this labeling. After the correction, labeling will be displayed as follows:

DRGR Label Dataset
2015 ACS ACS 2011-2015
2010 ACS ACS 2006-2010
2000 Census 2000 Decennial Census

Following this update, HUD recommends that grantees with Area Benefit (Census) activities under active grants with a status of “planned” or “underway” should check these activities to see if the appropriate dataset was used. If not, then grantees may need to reselect the correct dataset and re-calculate the low mod percentage.

General guidance on navigating the Measures functions can be found in the DRGR User Manual, Chapter 14 Section G2 on the HUD Exchange.


Grantees are encouraged to work with their CPD Specialists (HUD Grant Managers) to resolve any issues. You may also submit questions through the Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. In Step 2 of the question submission process, select “DRGR” from the “My question is related to” dropdown list. Include screenshots of the issue.

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