IDIS Guides, Tools, and Webinars for the HOPWA Program

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:

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  • HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME)
  • Housing Trust Fund (HTF)
  • Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG); and
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

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.

Learn about Grant Based Accounting requirements.


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Guides and Training Manuals

IDIS Online Reports User Guide

This manual provides instructions for generating MicroStrategy reports using IDIS.

Date Published: August 2021

Using IDIS Online for the HOPWA Program

This document is intended to help formula grantees provide accurate, consistent, and complete data in IDIS.

Date Published: March 2016

Tools and Templates

IDIS Navigation Tips 

This document summarizes navigation tips for using IDIS.

Date Published: September 2011

IDIS Data Dictionary – Draft 

This is the data dictionary for IDIS.

Date Published: March 2012

IDIS Local Administrative Rights

 This document provides a description of Local Administrator rights in IDIS. 

Date Published: June 2012

Webinars and Virtual Trainings

HOPWA Webinar Series: Using IDIS for the HOPWA Competitive Grant Program

The training materials on this page are recommended for grantee staff responsible for financial and programmatic oversight of the HOPWA grant including setting up projects and activities, reporting on outcomes, submitting reimbursement requests, and approving reimbursement requests.

Date Published: August 2012

HOPWA Webinar Series: Using IDIS for the HOPWA Formula Grant Program

This webpage contains training materials, including a webinar, exercises, handouts, a project tracking sheet, and a transition checklist to help experienced HOPWA formula grantees learn to implement changes made to the IDIS system

Date Published: August 2012