As a nationwide database, the Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) provides HUD with current information regarding the program activities underway across the Nation, including funding data. HUD uses this information to report to Congress and to monitor grantees. IDIS is the draw down and reporting system for the five CPD formula grant programs:
The system allows grantees to request their grant funding from HUD and report on what is accomplished with these funds. Grantees also use IDIS for the Recovery Act programs - Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing (HPRP), CDBG Recovery (CDBG-R), and Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) - and for Consolidated Planning purposes.
*New* Grant Based Accounting Requirements
HUD has updated IDIS to phase out the first-in-first-out (FIFO) accounting methodology. These changes specifically tie activity funding/commitment and draws to the specific grants in IDIS. The initial changes implement grant-specific accounting beginning with FY 2015 HOPWA allocations. Funds from pre-2015 grants will continue to be committed and disbursed using the FIFO method.