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CDBG Accredited Grant Administrators administer grants funded by the federal Community Development Block Grant program, which is part of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on behalf of cities, towns, and counties. The Grant Administrator serves as the liaison between the funded community and the Office of Community and Rural Affairs and is an expert on the CDBG grant process and federal guidelines.
The CDBG 101 Basic Course is the first step to becoming a CDBG Accredited Grant Administrator. City, town, and county elected officials and others interested in learning more about CDBG are also welcome at this course.
2013 dates: April 3, 10, 17 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm), April 24 (9:00am - 12:00 pm)
Location: The Garrison at Fort Benjamin Harrison (Indianapolis)
OCRA is pleased to announce it will host a series of regional trainings across the state designed to equip local elected officials with information to effectively carry out the responsibilities of a CDBG award. The training will provide an overview of federal and state statutory and regulatory requirements that are required for successful implementation and completion of CDBG projects. All trainings will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Please be advised that this training workshop is for local elected officials only. Those eligible include: mayors, town or county council members, clerk-treasurers, commissioners, auditors, and township trustees. The workshop is specifically designed for elected officials and will not be relevant for others. Please do not register for this course if you are not a local elected official. Other local government employees will be approved at OCRA’s discretion. Local elected officials play a vital role in the administration of a CDBG grant.
Save the date! The Office of Community and Rural Affairs will host the following Continuing Education courses for Accredited Grant Administrators in 2012. All trainings will be held at the Indiana Government Center Conference Center in Indianapolis unless otherwise noted.
(All dates are subject to change)
Fair Housing Training:
April 18, 2013 (held at Indiana Government Center South)
To register for this training, visit:
(In the Comment section, please write: 'Proof of attendance required for OCRA')
Financial Management/Contract Development/Modifications Training:
June 4, 2013
September 11, 2013
Civil Rights Training:
June 20, 2013
October 1, 2013
July 2, 2013
October 10, 2013
Environmental Review Training:
July 23, 2013
October 23, 2013
Labor Standards Training:
August 6, 2013
December 5, 2013
Uniform Relocation Assistance (URA) Training:
August 22, 2013
December 10, 2013