On August 16, HUD released a sample version of the FSS Action Plan, which is a required document to be completed for each Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program (funded or not) to be approved by HUD. The FSS Program, which has recently seen changes due to the announcement of the final rule effective June 17, 2022, implements the requirement for all grantees to submit new Action Plans. The Plan should describe how a program will be administered, services that will be offered, and the size/characteristics of anticipated participants of the program.
In the sample, HUD includes instructions for grantees/programs in creating their Action Plan, an Action Plan template, and a checklist for specific items to be addressed in the Plan. The sample also includes resources that can help in the submission process, which must be completed by September 30, 2022. The reviewal process of an Action Plan takes up to 45 days. New participants of an FSS program will not be able to be enrolled until the Action Plan is approved by HUD.
The Sample Action Plan can be found here.
More information and details on how to create your Action Plan for the FSS Program will be in the August 31 addition of the NAHRO Monitor.