The DRGR system is regularly updated to add new features and correct existing defects. A summary of the latest DRGR releases and accompanying Fact Sheets are shown below.
DRGR Release 7.13 was deployed on May 22, 2017. Multiple enhancements to aid with compliance and data integrity were added. Key changes include: a new flagging system (similar to IDIS) capable of flagging activities at-risk of non-compliance and alerting users of data deficiencies; a new to-do list to alert users of pending tasks at log-in; a new Action Plan compare changes feature to show changes made from previously approved Action Plans; new enhanced review checklists capable of generating auto-answers based on DRGR data; and a new method of tracking Most Impacted and Distressed (MID) area thresholds for CDBG-disaster recovery grantees. Fact sheets for new functions include the following:
DRGR Release 7.12 was deployed on October 31, 2016. Multiple defects were corrected. Key changes include: vouchers now fully support program funds and program income on the same voucher; the system now supports positive collection vouchers and partial collection revisions; voucher email subscriptions (opt-in/opt-out) were added and multiple email defects were corrected; Monitoring/TA event defects were corrected; user profile request and user recertification defects were corrected; minor report defects were corrected; the system now supports primary and back-up CPD Representatives (grant level); and Action Plan/QPR defects corrected. The following Fact Sheet contains a complete overview of the changes:
DRGR Release 7.11.1 was deployed on October 10, 2015. Multiple defects were corrected. Key changes include: grantees can edit an Action Plan if a QPR is in “Submitted Awaiting Review” status, emails notifications were restored, login and password pages were updated, a variety of issues related to user requests were corrected, TA Work Plan activity status(s) were automated, and the search FAQ result screen was simplified. The following Fact Sheet contains a complete overview of the changes:
DRGR Release 7.10 was deployed on May 20, 2014. Changes include the method by which new users are requested; improvements to how Action Plans and QPRs are displayed, including the ability to upload shape files and draw shapes in a map viewer; and the Public Reports have been updated to reflect all active grants. Other features were included and related fact sheets will be made available as they are ready for release. Fact sheets for new functions include the following:
DRGR Release 7.9 was deployed March 7, 2014. Highlights include a change to who has the ability to submit QPRs and Action Plans. These are now roles to be requested in addition to your other roles. Microstrategy was upgraded. Uploading functions were also enhanced. Drawdown users are now able to classify returned funds to be either applicant to the Line of Credit or not (returned to the Treasury). Additional functionalities have been added. Fact sheets for new functions include the following:
DRGR Release 7.8 was deployed Dec. 13, 2013. This release expands the data upload capabilities of DRGR and also adds checklists into the system for Grant Closeout, Action Plans and QPRs. Please note that although the Grant Closeout checklist is now in DRGR, it is subject to change upon final release of the Closeout Notice (forthcoming). The use of the checklists is optional at this time, but does provide grantees insight regarding what is being evaluated by HUD. Fact sheets for new functions include the following:
DRGR Release 7.7 was deployed October 4, 2013. This release includes new functions for reporting Program Income and Affordability Periods for addresses under closed grants in the NSP Programs. It also includes new data upload functions for setting up vouchers and creating QPR activity profiles. Facts sheets for new functions include the following: