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HUD Releases Guidance on the Homeless and ESG Elements of the CAPER

HUD has released CPD Notice 13-06, which provides guidance for submitting the portions of the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) related to homelessness and the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program.

The ESG Program interim rule, including the conforming amendments to the Consolidated Plan, substantially changed the required reporting elements for the ESG program and strengthened the homelessness elements of the CAPER that apply to all Consolidated Plan jurisdictions. The changes to the Consolidated Plan sections on homelessness were guided by the larger purposes of the HEARTH Act and the principles and priorities put forth in Opening Doors: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. The notice addresses the changes specifically affecting the CAPER.

The notice is intended to provide clarity and details about the reporting requirements and to assist Consolidated Plan jurisdictions that receive ESG funds (ESG recipients) with completing the ESG-only portions of the CAPER using the Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS). ESG recipients are required to use the ESG-only portion of the CAPER template in IDIS beginning October 1, 2012, regardless of whether an approved Consolidated or Annual Action Plan has been submitted in IDIS.

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