Consolidated Plan Regulations and Federal Register Notices


In 1995, HUD created the Consolidated Plan to serve as the planning document (comprehensive housing affordability strategy and community development plan) of state or local grantee governments and to support their applications for funding under any of the Community Planning and Development formula grant programs: the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) ProgramHOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) ProgramEmergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program, and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program. 24 CFR Part 91 contains the regulations that set forth the Consolidated Plan submission requirements. 24 CFR Part 91 is being revised as a result of changes in the Emergency Solutions Grants Program. The ESG Interim Rule includes both changes to the Emergency Shelter Grant Program regulations at 24 CFR Part 576 and conforming changes to the Consolidated Plan regulations at 24 CFR Part 91.

24 CFR Part 91

Date Published: February 2006

24 CFR Part 91 as amended by the ESG Interim Rule and Homeless Definition Final Rule

Date Published: December 2011

ESG Interim Rule

Date Published: December 2011

Certifications and SF 424

The Consolidated Plan regulations require grantees to complete and submit the SF-424 (the standard cover sheet for federal applications and pre-applications), as well as the appropriate certifications (state or non-state).

Non-State Certifications

State Certifications



The notices listed below advise grantees on modifications in programs and regulations.

Consolidated Plan Notice

This Notice describes changes to the Consolidated Plan, within current statutory and regulatory provisions, for a new process for electronic submission. It includes a required template and other improvements, as well as HUD’s transition plan for implementation.

Date Published: April 2012

ESG Substantial Amendment Process

This Notice advises ESG grantees on the Consolidated Plan amendment process resulting from the HEARTH Act.

Date Published: January 2012

2006 Performance Measurement Notice

This Notice advises grantees on the implementation of outcome measurement for activities conducted under CPD’s block grant programs.

Date Published: March 2006