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Grant Administration Continuing Education

Under the new Grant Administrator Certification and Continuing Education (CE) policy that was effective as of March 15, 2018, a certified Grant Administrator must complete six (6) CE credits each year to be able to renew their certification. Two (2) of the six (6) credits must be an OCRA GA Update. The remaining credits can be earned by participation at OCRA approved events.  Please see the list below for information regarding the other Continuing Education available this year.

2019 OCRA Update Trainings

The final grant administrator Update training of the year will be offered from 1 p.m to 4 p.m on December 2, 2019, at The Garrison located just outside of Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park. Light refreshments will be provided, along with free parking. Some of the topics that will be discussed include:  

  • 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan;
  • Indiana eGMS; and 
  • GA Continuing Education Opportunities in 2020.

To register, please click here


Additional Approved Events

The following are all the approved events that Grant Administrators can count for CE credit. For each, OCRA has identified the number of credits. Grant Administrators are encouraged to submit additional events for approval consideration to the CDBG Program Manager, Matt Wakefield. 

Date 2019 Event Credit
Jan. 14-18 Indiana Economic Development Course (Ball State) 2
Jan. 22-24 PCRD Facilitative Skills Training 1
March 14 FHL Bank - Community Investment Workshop  1
March 14 Grant Administrator Update  – Scottsburg 2
March 18-21 National Child Advocacy Center Symposium - Huntsville AL 1
April 3  FHCCI 6th Annual Fair Housing Conference 1
April 4 Considerations for Community Change Workshop 1
April 12 Indiana Main Street Exchange - Corydon 1
May 9 OCRA Regional Conference – Madison 1
May 13 OCRA Income Survey Workshop 1
May 15-17 Indiana Community Development Course  (Ball State) 2
May 16 OCRA Regional Conference – Huntingburg 1
May 16 Hamburg Regional Conference 1
May 21 OCRA Regional Conference – Fair Oaks 1
May 22-23 Office of the Chief Financial Officer Advanced Financial Management Training - Washington DC 1
May 23 OCRA Regional Conference – Knightstown 1
May 29 OCRA Regional Conference – Angola 1
May 30 OCRA Regional Conference – Greencastle 1
June 7 Indiana Main Street Exchange - Brookville 1
June 11-12 ILMCT Two Day training school  1
June 17 BZA Basic Training 1
July 9-11 CDBG 201 Grant Administrator Training  3
July 9-10 EDA University Center Showcase (one per day) 1
July 10 Livable Communities Workshop 1
July 23 IHCDA Opportunity Zones Summit 2
July 31 OCRA CDBG Planning Grant Training 1
Aug. 6-8 3-day HUD Environmental Review Training (one per day) 1
Aug. 19-20 Great Lakes Main Street Conference 2
Aug, 22-23 Grant Administrator Update  – GMS Training (Lafayette & Bloomington) 2
Aug. 27-29 DOL Prevailing Wage Seminar (one credit per day attended)) 1
Aug. 27-29 Aim Ideas Summit (one credit per day attended) 1
Aug. 29 Grant Administrator Update  – GMS Training (Columbus) 2
Sept. 4-6 CDBG 301 Grant Administrator Training - learn more 3
Sept. 12-13 DOJ, COPS, BJA, OVW, OCFO Grantwriting Workshop - Madison WI  1
Sept. 24 IMPA/OCRA Downtown Workshop  2
Oct. 1-9 AIM 2019 Fall Roundtable Series- Learn more 1
Oct. 8 Municipal Utilities & What Community Leaders Need to Know- Learn more 1
Oct. 11 Indiana Main Street Exchange - Crawfordsville 1
Oct. 16-17 ILMCT District Meeting & Education Day – Middlebury  1
Oct. 22-23 ILMCT District Meeting & Education Day – Bloomington 1
Oct. 24-26 Indiana MPO 2019 Conference (one credit per day attended) 1
Oct. 26-27 IARC 2019 Annual Meeting (one credit per day attended) 1
Oct. 27-30 Colorado Office Victim Assistance Conference - Keystone CO 1
Dec. 6 Indiana Main Street Exchange - Pendleton 1
ALL INDOT Community Crossings Trainings 1
ALL Fair Housing Rental Basics Training - learn more 1
ALL IHCDA Real Estate Production- Regional Outreach Meetings (one for each meeting) 1

 


2018 events include: 

Date Event Credit
April 4  FHCCI 6th Annual Fair Housing Conference -  learn more
June IHCDA Regional Presentation 1
July 10 Fair Housing Rental Basics Training, Indianapolis - learn more  1 
July 10-12 CDBG 201 Grant Administrator Training - learn more 3
July 12 Fair Housing Rental Basics Training, Greencastle - learn more 1
July 13 Indiana Main Street Exchange - Hope 1
July 18 Fair Housing Rental Basics Training, Evansville - learn more 1
July 19 Fair Housing Rental Basics Training, Jeffersonville - learn more 1
July 31 Fair Housing Rental Basics Training, Ft. Wayne - learn more 1
Aug. 2 Fair Housing Rental Basics Training, Noblesville - learn more 1
Aug. 8 Fair Housing Rental Basics Training, Richmond - learn more 1
Aug. 14 Fair Housing Rental Basics Training, Gary - learn more 1
Aug. 16 Fair Housing Rental Basics Training, Peru - learn more 1
August PCRD Facilitative Skills Training 1
Aug. 22 Brownfields Financing Workshop 1
Aug. 23 Brownfields Legal Considerations Workshop 1
Aug. 29 IMPA/OCRA Downtown Workshop 2
Sept. 5-7 CDBG 301 Grant Administrator Training - learn more 3
Sept. 20 USDA Rural Development 101 Workshop, Gibson County 1
Sept. 28 Indiana Main Street Exchange - New Albany 1
Oct. 11-12 ADA/Title VI Summit 2
Oct. 24 DOL Davis Bacon Prevailing Wage Seminar 1
Oct. 26 Lead Renovator Training - Jeffersonville 1
Nov. 16 Indiana Main Street Exchange - Frankfort - learn more 1
ALL Musicant Placemaking Workshops  - learn more 1
ALL Civil Rights Commission CLE seminars - learn more 1
ALL Aim 2018 Fall Roundtable Series - learn more 1
TBD DNR Section 106 & 18  Training - learn more 1

 

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