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CDBG 101 Training

Registration is now closed - 3/25/15

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. 

2015 dates: April 6, 13, 20 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm), April 27 (9:00am - 12:00 pm)

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

Attendance: is mandatory for all three sessions.  Only those attending all three sessions will be permitted to take the certification test on April 27th.

Lodging - There are a limited number of rooms available at The Garrison Inn on April 12, 19, and 26 for the group rate of $81.07 plus tax per night.  They do not have availability on April 5th due to another event.  You may make reservations online at www.indianainns.com using the Group Code, CDBG for each date or you may call the Inn at 317-638-6000.

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 19

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

Registration by credit card will be available soon.

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

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.