DRGR Guides, Tools, and Webinars

Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting System (DRGR) guides, tools, webinars, and other resources are provided to assist Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) and Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grantees, technical assistance providers, and field office representatives in designing, implementing, and maintaining DRGR.

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DRGR Log-In

DRGR Help Desk: Since DRGR is one of HUD's single sign-on systems, DRGR users having difficulty accessing DRGR because of login ID or password problems, experiencing problems working with any modules or screens in DRGR, or requiring a session reset due to multiple failed login attempts must submit their issue to Ask A Question. Users can also search the NSP FAQs and DRGR FAQs to see if their DRGR related questions have already been answered.

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Guides

  

Draft User Guide for DRGR Action Plan Module - Release 7.2

This guide provides information on setting up and editing Action Plans.

Date Published: May 2011

Draft User Guide for DRGR QPR Module - Release 7.2

This guide provides information on adding, editing, searching, viewing, and printing QPRs.

Date Published: May 2011

Draft User Guide for DRGR Reports Module - Release 7.0

This guide provides information on navigating and accessing the Reports Module including how to save, access, and modify reports

Date Published: September 2010

Draft User Guide for DRGR Admin Module - Release 6.5

This guide provides information on authorizing access for users, navigating and viewing events, and adding or editing data in the module.

Date Published: July 2010

Draft User Guide for DRGR Drawdown Module - Release  7.3

This guide provides information on submitting and approving drawing down funds

Date Published: June 2012

Factsheets, Tips, and Tools

  

Factsheets

DRGR Fact Sheet: Review Checklists - Release 7. 8

In DRGR Release 7.8 HUD Reviewers are able to submit HUD review checklists as part of document reviews. The document reviews support basic checklists and upload of documents as attachments. The system supports following checklists: Grant Closeout; Action Plan; and QPR.

Date Published: November 2013

DRGR Fact Sheet: DRGR Data Uploads - Release 7.8

Starting in DRGR Release 7.8, grantee users will be able to populate action plan data (PI/RL estimated funds, narratives and funding sources), create and edit activities, create and edit projects, create and edit responsible organizations(including contact information), obligate funds for activities, set up vouchers and populate Quarterly Progress Report (QPR) activity profiles using uploads. This document provides an overview of the data upload functionality.

Date Published: November 2013

DRGR Fact Sheet: Post Closeout Reporting for NSP - Release 7.7

This fact sheet provides information on post closeout reporting of program income and affordability periods.

Date Published: October 2013

DRGR Fact Sheet: Data Uploads - Release 7.7

This fact sheet explains the data upload process starting in Release 7.7, where grantee users can set up vouchers and populate QPR activity profiles.

Date Published: October 2013

DRGR Fact Sheet: Tracking Expenditure Deadlines - Release 7.7

This fact sheet provides information on tracking expenditure deadlines in DRGR. The fact sheet provides information on translating published Action Plans to DRGR Action Plans.

Date Published: October 2013

DRGR Fact Sheet: Subordinate Grantees - Release 7.7

This fact sheet provides information on subordinate grantee organization in DRGR.

Date Published: October 2013

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: Overview of Major New Functions - Release 7.3

This fact sheet provides information on the overview of major functions being added under Release 7.3 for DRGR. Major changes affect the management of Program Income and include a variety of other improvements, including changes to: Receipts, Revolving Loan Funds, and Program Income Accounts, Voucher Improvements, Audit Trail, User Account Management, and User Certifications,  Miscellaneous Grantee Functions.

Date Published: December 2011

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: Overview of Major New Functions - Release 7.0

This fact sheet describes how users can edit and add information to the following new functions: Prior Period Performance Data Adjustments, Public Reports Showing Grant Financial Updates and Expenditure analysis, Security controls such as “Rules of Behavior” and User Certification/Recertification controls for both HUD and grantee users; and DRGR Beneficiary Data Enhancements - Census Data Lookup for Area Benefit Activities in DRGR Action Plans & Demographic Breakouts in QPRs for Direct Benefit Activities.

Date Published: September 2010

Tips

DRGR Math Rules

This document provides guidance on DRGR math rules for NSP showing how amounts within different modules cannot be greater than others.

Date Published: March 2012

DRGR Roles and Responsibilities

This matrix describes NSP DRGR HUD User and Grantee User roles and specific responsibilities. 

Date Published: March 2012

DRGR Field Office User Reports

This documents provides a list of NSP reports accessible to the Field Office users from the DRGR Reports Module

Date Published: March 2012

DRGR Grantee User Reports

This documents provides a list of NSP reports accessible to grantees from the DRGR Reports Module

Date Published: March 2012

Tools

DRGR Data Upload Templates

These templates are intended for grantees to use to upload data in DRGR.

Date Published: January 2014

DRGR Quarterly Performance Report Checklist - NSP1

This document is intended for NSP1 grantees or CPD Representatives seeking a checklist to use when reviewing NSP1 QPRs.

Date Published: November 2009

DRGR Quarterly Performance Report Checklist - NSP2

This document is intended for NSP2 grantees and CPD representatives seeking a checklist to use when reviewing NSP2 QPRs.

Date Published: June 2010

Action Plan Review Checklist - NSP3

This checklist is intended for NSP3 grantees and HUD staff. HUD Headquarters utilizes this tool to assist Field Office staff in reviewing Action Plan submissions.

Date Published: October 2011

Webinars, Demonstration Videos, and Training Material

  

Webinars and Demonstration Videos

DRGR Q&A NSP Webinar

This webinar describes enhanced features and common DRGR issues encountered by NSP grantees. An open forum Q&A follows the overview, giving grantees and their partners the opportunity to ask questions related to DRGR.

Date Published: March 2012

DRGR Reports Module (MicroStrategy) NSP Webinar

This webinar provides an overview for NSP grantee on how to navigate and access MicroStrategy reports, why reports are useful for grantees, and how to use this data to troubleshoot problems such as correcting performance measures and demonstrating compliance with NSP regulations.

Date Published: March 2012

DRGR Reports Module Demonstration Video Links

These videos provide an instructional demonstration for NSP grantee on how to properly take actions in DRGR such as page by, sort descending for program income, view grid and graph, and move to columns.

Date Published: March 2012

DRGR Updates NSP Webinar

This webinar describes major new features in Release 7.3 deployed in early December 2011 that are relevant for NSP grantees.

Date Published: December 2011

Greatest Hits of DRGR NSP Webinar

This webinar describes common problems encountered by NSP grantees when using DRGR and devotes a substantial amount of time for question and answer.

Date Published: July 2011

DRGR: Troubleshooting Problems Using the Reports Module NSP Webinar

The webinar focuses on the usability and functionality of the Reports Modules in DRGR, the effective use of the Reports module to troubleshooting key challenges in DRGR for grantees, and the solutions to overcome these challenges.

Date Published: March 2011

Intermediate DRGR NSP Webinar

This webinar describes reporting in DRGR, DRGR usability and functions including voucher revisions and performance measures, and solutions to overcoming DRGR challenges and common errors.

Date Published: March 2011

Beginner DRGR NSP Webinar

This webinar describes how NSP grantee should enter information into DRGR, what information to report, and DRGR functions and usability.

Date Published: March 2011

NSP2 Reporting Webinar

This webinar provides information on Federalreporting.gov, RAMPS, and DRGR reporting requirements for NSP2 grantees.

Date Published: April 2010

Training Material

DRGR Classroom Training for NSP Users - Slides

These slides are from the "DRGR Training for NSP Users" which has been delivered nationwide. Day 1 of the training provides an overview of the system and a detailed review of DRGR modules (Action Plans & Drawdown) and processes. Day 2 of the training provides a detailed review of DRGR modules (Admin, QPR, Reports) and processes, how to tell your NSP story in DRGR, and common issues/troubleshooting.

Date Published: July 2012

DRGR Training for NSP Users Supporting Material - Case Studies

These case studies test a DRGR user's knowledge of how to accomplish common DRGR tasks.

Date Published: July 2012

DRGR Training for NSP Users Supporting Material - Mock 2011 Substantial Amendment

This document should be used with the DRGR Case Studies.

Date Published: October 2011