The Consolidated Plan is designed to help states and local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the CPD formula block grant programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, Housing Trust Fund (HTF), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program, and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program. The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan. Grantees report on accomplishments and progress toward Consolidated Plan goals in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).
The eCon Planning Suite: Consolidated Plan Template in IDIS OnLine and CPD Maps
In May 2012, HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) introduced the eCon Planning Suite, including the Consolidated Plan template in IDIS OnLine and the CPD Maps website. The eCon Planning Suite is designed to support grantees and the public to assess their needs and make strategic investment decisions by providing better data and tools and by creating a seamless planning and grants management framework.
Consolidated Plan Guides, Tools, and Trainings
Training manuals, guides, tools, trainings, and other resources related to the eCon Planning Suite and Consolidated Plan data sources are provided to assist grantees in developing their Consolidated Plans, Annual Action Plans, and CAPERs. Archived resources related to the Consolidated Plan are also available here.
eCon Planning Suite News & Announcements
Register Today: Consolidated Plan and Action Plan Best Practices Webinar - May 1, 2019 - 1:00 PM EDT
Date Posted: April 08, 2019
Materials Posted: Best Practices for Setting Up and Completing the CAPER in the eCon Planning Suite - July 26, 2018 - 1:00 PM EDT
Date Posted: June 22, 2018
Materials Posted: Best Practices for the Consolidated Plan and Action Plan in the eCon Planning Suite - March 7, 2018 - 1:00 PM EST
Date Posted: March 29, 2018
Materials Posted: Overview of New HTF eCon Planning Suite Screens Webinar - March 20, 2018 - 1:00 PM EDT
Date Posted: March 29, 2018
Materials Posted: Setting Up and Completing a CAPER in the eCon Planning Suite - August 2, 2017
Date Posted: August 09, 2017
Materials Posted: Best Practices for Project Set-Up in the eCon Planning Suite Webinar - May 23, 2017 - 1 PM EDT
Date Posted: July 05, 2017