WISP News 8.29.16

In this Issue


  • ETH Grant Reporting Training
  • Error 10901 for ART Users
  • 2017 State Shelter Subsidy Grant (SSSG) Update and Important Information
  • Science article examines the cost of preventing homelessness
  • New Phone Numbers
  • Labor Day Office Closure

ETH Grant Reporting Training

Please register for 322 - ETH Report Training on Sep 9, 2016 10:00 AM CDT at: 

This training will cover the reporting requirements for the 2016-2017 ETH grant year, focusing specifically on the reports to run from WISP to complete the monthly reporting form created by DEHCR. Guest presenter: Julianna Stohs, DEHCR.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

ART Users: Be on the Lookout for Error 10901

Late last week, ICA staff identified the WIS 10901 error in a number of custom reports.  The issue has been resolved in our most frequently used reports (prioritization lists, data completeness reports, etc.), but you may still encounter it in the next few weeks.  The error appears before you run the report, and it looks like this:


(The name of the function and position number may vary.) If you find this error, please email the WISP help desk with the name and location of the report, and we will fix the error as soon as possible.  

2017 State Shelter Subsidy Grant (SSSG) Update and Important Information

In preparation for the 2017 State Shelter Subsidy Grant (SSSG) application, 2016 SSSG applicants and agencies anticipating applying for 2017 SSSG funding should assure that all WISP entry is up to date and accurate.   The time period to be considered for shelter nights as tracked in WISP will be September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016, with the shelter nights report run immediately after September 15, 2016.

Science article "A bit of cash can keep someone off the streets for 2 years or more" estimates the cost of preventing an episode of homelessness at $10,300 with current methods.

New Phone Numbers

Jesse Dirkman and Iraida Vasquez have new phone numbers. Visit the staff bio page for contact information. 

Labor Day Office Closure

The ICA offices will be closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day.  All offices will re-open on Tuesday September 6th.  Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend! 

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