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Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs

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CDBG 101 Training for 2015 took place in April

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 when this course is offered.

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 2015. All courses are held at Indiana Government Center South Conference Center, IGCS.  The 8 credit hour courses are from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm with registration beginning at 8:30 am.  The 4 credit hour courses on How to Conduct an Income Survey are from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm with registration beginning at 1:00 pm.  Successful completion of CDBG 101 is a prerequisite for ALL Continuing Education courses.

Financial Management/Contract Development/Modifications Training

  • June 9, 2015 – IGCS Conference Center, Room 22
  • September 10, 2015 – IGCS Conference Center, Room 22

Civil Rights Training

  • June 22, 2015 – IGCS Conference Center, Room 22
  • September 16, 2015 – IGCS Conference Center, Room 14

Recordkeeping/Reporting Training

  • August 24, 2015 – IGCS Conference Center, Room 22
  • November 18, 2015 – IGCS Conference Center, Room D

Environmental Review Training

  • July 14, 2015 – IGCS Conference Center, Room 22
  • October 22, 2015 – IGCS Conference Center, Room 19

Labor Standards Training

  • August 4, 2015 – IGCS Conference Center, Room 22
  • November 5, 2015 – IGCS Conference Center, Room 22

Uniform Relocation Assistance (URA) Training

  • July 28, 2015 – IGCS Conference Center, Room 22
  • October 15, 2015 – IGCS Conference Center, Room 22

How to Conduct an Income Survey (This class runs 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm.)

  • May 28, 2015 – IGCS Conference Center, Room 19
  • July 8, 2015 – IGCS Conference Center, Room 4
  • August 18, 2015 – IGCS Conference Center, Room 14

Please complete this Registration Form for payment by check. Make your check payable to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs for total of all courses.  Mail your check and form to:
Lt. Governor's Business Office
c/o Corrie Scott
One North Capitol, Suite 600
Indianapolis, IN  46204

Register by Credit Card here. 

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. 

Watch this page for dates, locations, and registration information!

Please be advised that these training workshops are 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.

CDBG Financial Mgmt. Training for Clerks and Auditors

This training will help new and experienced staff understand the requirements of CDBG Financial Mgmt. This training includes information on managing grants as well as information on CDBG procurement and reporting requirements.  Finally, financial management requirements that pertain to accounting systems, audits, and tips for reporting in Gateway will be discussed. This training is FREE to all Clerks and Auditors.

July 13, 2015
John Jay Center
101 S Meridian Street
Portland, IN 47371
9 am-12:30 pm

July 17, 2015
Washington County Government Building
806 Martinsburg Road
Salem, IN 47167
1 pm-4:30 pm

August 7, 2015
Main Street Presbyterian Church
910 E. Main St.
Petersburg, IN 47567
1 pm-4:30 pm

August 10, 2015
Putnam County Library
103 E Poplar Street
Greencastle, IN 46135
9 am-12:30 pm

August 12, 2015
North Vernon Education and Training Center
1200 W. O & M Avenue
North Vernon, IN 47265
1 pm-4:30 pm

August 14, 2015 CANCELLED
Trine State Recreation Area
Swenson Lodge
145 W Feather Valley Road
Freemont, IN 46737
9 am-12:30 pm

August 24, 2015
CHANGED TO A WEBINAR,
9 am-12:30 pm

August 31, 2015
Newton County Government Center
4117 S. 240 W.
Morocco, IN 47963
9 am - 12:30 pm
 

Please complete this Registration Form.  
Email to coscott@ocra.in.gov  or
Fax to: 317-233-3597  or
Mail to:
OCRA
c/o Corrie Scott
One North Capitol, Suite 600
Indianapolis, IN  46204