Date Published: June 2015
In May 2012, HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) introduced the eCon Planning Suite, including the Consolidated Plan template in IDIS On-Line and the CPD Maps website. HUD grantees are now required to submit their consolidated plan and annual action plan using the Consolidated Plan template in IDIS On-Line. Therefore, HTF grantees and subgrantees must use the eCon Planning Suite to submit their HTF allocation plans to HUD. However, for the first year of the program, the Suite may not include fields for the HTF allocation plan. If this is the case, grantees and subgrantees will be required to upload a Word or similar file containing their plans to the eCon Planning Suite. HUD will provide a sample format for HTF grantees and subgrantees to use when uploading the HTF allocation plan to the eCon Planning Suite. Grantees and subgrantees may still use the eCon Planning Suite data and tools to identify priority housing needs and make strategic investment decisions for their HTF programs.