If your agency is required to submit an APR, this message is for you!
HUD has announced that the current method used to submit APR’s will be replaced by a new tool (SAGE) beginning on April 1st, 2017. If your APR is due on or before April 1st, or you can be ready to submit, (you can submit early), we strongly encourage you to do so before the April 1st deadline.
Beginning in April 2017, HUD will begin requiring CoC Program grant recipients to submit their APR data through a new online database – the Sage HMIS Reporting Repository (Sage). Communities will no longer submit APRs in e-snaps. This change in systems will apply to all CoC homeless assistance grants (e.g., Supportive Housing Program, Shelter Plus Care, Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program, CoC Program) administered by the Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) – regardless of when they were initially funded. The APR has been updated to do the following:
- Allow CSV imports of aggregate data about persons served;
- Integrate project-level performance data into the body of the report;
- Update the data quality components to be consistent with the new HUD-approved Data Quality framework; and
- Provide programming specifications for population-specific questions, among other updates.
Mediware (Bowman) sent the following:
CoC APR – The CoC APR otherwise known as the 0625/0631 ART Gallery reports will be replaced with the Provider or “canned” CoC APR report in time for the HUD deadline of 04/01/2017. On 04/01/2017 going forward HUD will no longer accept submissions of the 0625 CoC APR format so these reports will be removed from the ART Gallery on 3/31/17.
HUD has announced a training on how to use SAGE which will take place March 16, 2017 at 3:30 EDT. You can register using the following link:
As soon as we have more detailed instructions from Mediware on when the report will be available and how to run it, we will send an update.
Please forward this email to all interested parties.
The HMIS Team