Recipients with HUD funding received through the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program are required to submit a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) to HUD annually. Data collection for the ESG portion of the CAPER is aligned with the most recent version of the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Data Standards.
Beginning in October 2017, ESG recipients may submit their accomplishment data in the Sage HMIS Reporting Repository (Sage). This means that recipients will no longer need to use ESG-CAPER Annual Reporting Tool (eCart). Instead, project reports (Comma Separated Value (CSV) downloads) generated by HMIS or comparable databases that were previously uploaded into eCart can be uploaded directly into Sage.
The deadline for HMIS system administrators to update the ESG-CAPER 2017 Report programmed in HMIS and comparable databases was October 1, 2017 to coincide with the HMIS 2017 Data Standards. The updated ESG-CAPER 2017 Report no longer works with eCart. ESG recipients or subrecipients should contact their HMIS administrator to confirm that the required HMIS 2017 Data Standards updates have been made.
ESG recipients may submit their HMIS data in the Sage HMIS Reporting Repository October 2017 or as soon as HMIS administrators have completed the required updates for the HMIS 2017 Data Standards. Recipients will no longer need to use eCart; subrecipients will be able to upload their CAPER-CSV directly into Sage.
ESG recipients should submit their ESG CAPER data as follows, whether submitting a FY 2016 or future year CAPER:
For general ESG tools and guidance, please visit the ESG Program Resources page.