DRGR Fact Sheets

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 7.15

DRGR Release 7.15 was deployed on July 25, 2018. Key changes include: a new DRGR design and navigation enabling grantees to “lock” grants and navigate modules via dropdown menus; a new block on all drawdowns for newly created activities until Action Plan approval; new abilities to delete and restore activities in the DRGR action plan, including those with prior drawdowns; updates to the QPR screen to collect required data not collected in DRGR for the SF-425 Report; changes to grant close-out process, including new annual reporting cycles; and corrections to defects related to the action plan, QPR, financial, and compliance modules, login, and user requests and emails. Fact sheets for new functions include the following:

DRGR Release 7.14

DRGR Release 7.14 was deployed on November 20, 2017. Key changes include: MicroStrategy was upgraded to version 10.4 which includes a new look and features; grantees can now generate SF-425 reports in DRGR Microstrategy similar to IDIS; HUD HQ can now add key benchmark data on spending, caps/thresholds, overall benefit, etc. to the review screens without a release; grantees can now associate HEROS environmental reviews at the activity level; calculations on the QPR PDFs were corrected; emails recipients and content can now be configured by HUD HQ without a release; grantees can now edit Action Plans and QPRs that are in “READY TO CLOSE” status; and HUD HQ will now be able to enter monitoring events into DRGR (like grantees). Fact sheets for new functions include the following:

DRGR Release 7.13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:

General Fact Sheets

DRGR Fact Sheet: Transition to 2014 American Community Survey (ACS) Data

This fact sheet provides guidance that applies to activities in the DRGR System that meet the CDBG national objective of providing benefit to Low- and Moderate-Income (LMI) persons on an area basis for CDBG-DR grantees; and Low-, Moderate- and Middle-Income (LMMI) persons on an area basis for NSP grantees.

Date Published: April 2015

DRGR Fact Sheet: Understanding DRGR Project vs. Activity Setup

This fact sheet provides information on the different between setting up projects versus activities in DRGR.

Date Published: October 2013

DRGR Fact Sheet: Reporting Responsible Organizations and Contractors in DRGR

This fact sheet provides information on reporting responsible organizations and contractors in DRGR.

Date Published: October 2013

DRGR Fact Sheet: National Objectives for Disaster Recovery CDBG

This fact sheet provides information on reporting National Objectives for Disaster Recovery CDBG funds.

Date Published: October 2013

DRGR Fact Sheet: Setting Up Revolving Loan Funds and Program Income in DRGR

This fact sheet provides information on setting up revolving loan funds and program income accounts in DRGR.

Date Published: October 2013

DRGR Fact Sheet: Reviewing Draw Revisions

This fact sheet provides information on reviewing draw revisions in DRGR.

Date Published: October 2013

DRGR Fact Sheet: Prior Period Corrections for Beneficiary Data

This fact sheet explains that since Release 7.0, direct benefit activities like housing rehabilitation, new housing construction, and homeownership now provide breakout categories by single family/multifamily (SF/MF), rent/own, race, Hispanic/Latino status, and female head of households (FHH). Page 2 of Edit Activity in the Action Plan allows users to select which categories apply to an activity, based on how HUD DRGR administrators have designated activity type. Action Plans will provide fields for SF/MF and rent/own, race, Hispanic/Latino status, and FHH are only entered on the Quarterly Progress Report (QPR) side.

Date Published: October 2013

DRGR Beneficiaries Census Area vs Direct (Excel)

This spreadsheet can assist grantees in making corrections to incorrect beneficiary data entered in prior periods.

Date Published: August 2013

DRGR Fact Sheet: DRGR Direct Benefit Data–Selecting Beneficiary and Housing Measures

This fact sheet describes the process for selecting performance measures for inclusion in DRGR reporting and new direct benefit data activities.

Date Published: January 2011

DRGR Fact Sheet: Transition to 2014 American Community Survey (ACS) Data

This fact sheet provides guidance that applies to activities in the DRGR System that meet the CDBG national objective of providing benefit to Low- and Moderate-Income (LMI) persons on an area basis for CDBG-DR grantees; and Low-, Moderate- and Middle-Income (LMMI) persons on an area basis for NSP grantees.

Date Published: April 2015

DRGR Fact Sheet: Understanding DRGR Project vs. Activity Setup

This fact sheet provides information on the different between setting up projects versus activities in DRGR.

Date Published: October 2013

DRGR Fact Sheet: Reporting Responsible Organizations and Contractors in DRGR

This fact sheet provides information on reporting responsible organizations and contractors in DRGR.

Date Published: October 2013

DRGR Fact Sheet: National Objectives for Disaster Recovery CDBG

This fact sheet provides information on reporting National Objectives for Disaster Recovery CDBG funds.

Date Published: October 2013

DRGR Fact Sheet: Setting Up Revolving Loan Funds and Program Income in DRGR

This fact sheet provides information on setting up revolving loan funds and program income accounts in DRGR.

Date Published: October 2013

DRGR Fact Sheet: Reviewing Draw Revisions

This fact sheet provides information on reviewing draw revisions in DRGR.

Date Published: October 2013

DRGR Fact Sheet: Prior Period Corrections for Beneficiary Data

This fact sheet explains that since Release 7.0, direct benefit activities like housing rehabilitation, new housing construction, and homeownership now provide breakout categories by single family/multifamily (SF/MF), rent/own, race, Hispanic/Latino status, and female head of households (FHH). Page 2 of Edit Activity in the Action Plan allows users to select which categories apply to an activity, based on how HUD DRGR administrators have designated activity type. Action Plans will provide fields for SF/MF and rent/own, race, Hispanic/Latino status, and FHH are only entered on the Quarterly Progress Report (QPR) side.

Date Published: October 2013

DRGR Beneficiaries Census Area vs Direct (Excel)

This spreadsheet can assist grantees in making corrections to incorrect beneficiary data entered in prior periods.

Date Published: August 2013

DRGR Fact Sheet: DRGR Direct Benefit Data–Selecting Beneficiary and Housing Measures

This fact sheet describes the process for selecting performance measures for inclusion in DRGR reporting and new direct benefit data activities.

Date Published: January 2011