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CDBG 101 Training

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. 

2014 dates: April 9, 16, 23 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm), April 30 (9:00am - 12:00 pm)

Location: The Garrison at Fort Benjamin Harrison , 5830 North Post Road, Indianapolis, 46216

Registration Fee: $100

Attendance is mandatory for all three sessions.  Only those attending all three sessions will be permitted to take the certification test on April 30th.

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Local Officials Training

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.

July 22, 2014
Warsaw City Hall, Council Chamber
102 S. Buffalo St.
Warsaw, IN 46580

August 7, 2014
Indiana Government Center South
402 W. Washington St., Room 14
Indianapolis, IN  46204

August 12, 2014
Bedford Chamber of Commerce
1116 16th St.
Bedford, IN  47421

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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.  

Accredited Grant Administrator Continuing Education Courses

The Office of Community and Rural Affairs will host the following continuing education courses for accredited grant administrators in 2014. All training will be held at the Indiana Government Center Conference Center in Indianapolis unless otherwise noted on the registration form. Successful completion of CDBG 101 is a prerequisite for all Continuing Education courses.

  • Financial Management/Contract Development/Modifications Training
  • Civil Rights Training
  • Recordkeeping/Reporting Training
  • Environmental Review Training
  • Labor Standards Training
  • Uniform Relocation Assistance (URA) Training

To pay by check, download the registration form and mail with your payment to the address listed. Registrations must be received one week prior to event date, or before all spaces are filled. Payment by credit card is available here.

2014 Grant Administrators Continuing Education Registration Form