WISP News 4.1.16

ETH Grant Application - Important Report Information

The 2016 ETH application requires the use of data as part of the funding allocation process.  To facilitate this process, a folder has been created in ART where agencies can run project specific reports:

In this folder there are three reports:

The purpose of each report is unique.  For project performance, the 0625 APR report should be run.  For basic client counts and demographics, that report should be run.  If you are an emergency shelter and need to report on shelter nights, the Shelter Night Report can be used.

It is very important that the reports be run by the agency staff associated with the respective project.  That is, the reports should not be run by the ETH lead or another agency.  This ensures the reports will be accurate.

If your community has decided to factor returns to homelessness into your funding decisions, please note that an HMIS system administrator will need to run the 0555 report to ensure accuracy.  Submit your request to wisphelp@icalliances.org with the following information:

  1. Provide a list of projects to be included in the report, including their WISP provider IDs.
  2. Provide report start and end date: (NOTE: We suggest an end date at least 6 months prior to the date of your request.)
  3. Answer the question - how will this data factor into your funding decision?
  4. Please state that the request is for your Wisconsin ETH application in the email header or in the body of the email.

Report requests will be completed in the order in which they are received and within 5 business days.   We will not accept requests for these reports after 5pm on April 21st.

ESG CAPER Report Training


If your organization received state ESG funding any time from April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016 you will need to attend the ESG CAPER webinar training.  The training will be held on Wednesday, April 6th at 9 am (https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7916575352991075074).

Important RHY Updates

The RHY report training has been rescheduled until Wednesday, April 6th.  If you haven’t already registered and are a FYSB funded RHY project it is strongly encouraged.  Registration is available on the ICA training webpage (http://www.icalliances.org/wisconsin/). 

In addition, if your project is directly funded by FYSB we will need the grant number assigned to your project or projects, for both the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 grant years.  This information will need to be added to each provider’s setup in WISP.

As a reminder, the RHYPoint repository opens on April 11th and closes on April 29th.

Call for Photos!

We are looking for high resolution photos to include in our forthcoming annual report. If you have a photo you would like to share, please e-mail Kinnic Eagan

Tips and Tricks

ServicePoint Helpful Hint

Non-Cash Benefits  Non-cash benefits are used to determine whether clients are accessing all of the mainstream program benefits for which they may be eligible and to develop a more complete picture of their economic circumstances. It is collected at project entry, annual assessment, and project exit for all heads of household and adults.  When entering the information into HMIS, it should reflect the information as of the date of project entry and exit. Any benefits received by a minor child should be assigned to the head of household. In the event the minor child leaves the household, the non-cash benefits should be updated for the head of household.