What do I put in the Overall Narrative in my DRGR Action Plan as an NSP grantee?

Date Published: February 2015

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In most cases, the Overall Narrative will summarize the information from the Substantial Amendment that was submitted to HUD. 

The narrative information requested by DRGR will be different for each of the three NSP allocations (NSP1, NSP2, and NSP3) based on the regulatory and statutory provisions associated with each. 

  • NSP1 grantees will be asked for the following narrative sections: Areas of Greatest Need, Distribution and Use of Funds, Definitions and Descriptions, Low Income Targeting, Acquisition and Relocation and Public Comment
  • NSP2 grantees will be asked for the following narrative sections: Executive Summary, Target Geography, Program Approach, Consortium Members, and Where to Get Additional Information.
  • NSP3 grantees will be asked for the following information: Summary of Distribution and Uses of NSP Funds, How Funds will Addresses Market Conditions, Ensuring Continued Affordability, Definition of Blighted Structure, Definition of Affordable Rents, Housing Rehabilitation/New Construction Standards, Vicinity Hiring, Procedures for Preferences for Affordable Rental Development, and Grantee Contact Information.

If you want to copy and paste the narrative from another document (such as the Substantial Amendment), it is recommended that information be entered in an MS Word document, with the document saved as a “text” file (“.txt”). If you paste the information directly from a Word (.doc or .docx) or a PDF document, it is possible that DRGR will include hidden formatting, which will cause errors when displaying the data in the system.  

Note: with DRGR Release 7.8, users may now add and edit the Action Plans via Data Uploads. Please see additional FAQs or “DRGR Fact Sheet: Data Uploads, Release 7.8”.

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