CDBG Entitlement Program Guides, Tools, and Webinars

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Guides and Training Manuals

NewAugust 2020 Deadline: How to Meet Housing Counselor Certification Final Rule Requirements for the CDBG Program

This page describes how to meet the August 2020 deadline to implement housing counseling requirements for CDBG activities.

CDBG Economic Development Toolkit

This Toolkit provides guidance on the effective use of CDBG funds for financing eligible economic development projects, including microenterprise and small business development, large-scale commercial and industrial development, and job creation, job retention, and job training activities. The Toolkit discusses the basics of financial underwriting and application of HUD’s public benefit standards as well as a variety of economic development financing methods.

Date Published: April 2020

Basically CDBG for Entitlements

This training was developed to guide and assist CDBG Entitlement grantees in the implementation of their programs. From national objectives and eligible activities to the details of administration, financial management, and other federal requirements, these resources are valuable for every CDBG program practitioner.

Date Published: September 2017

IDIS for CDBG Entitlement Communities - Training Manual and Slides

This training explains how to set up, fund, draw funds, and report accomplishments and performance measures for CDBG Entitlement activities in IDIS. Topics related to these CDBG-specific processes are also covered.

Date Published: January 2016

Guide to National Objectives and Eligible Activities for CDBG Entitlement Communities

This guide provides an in-depth look at the CDBG Entitlement Program and its regulatory framework. It uses helpful examples to provide grantees with a fuller understanding of national objectives and eligible activities.

Date Published: February 2001

HOME and CDBG: Working Together to Create Affordable Housing - Training Manual and Slides

This guide outlines the differences between HOME and CDBG and provides a detailed consideration of how to use HOME and CDBG funds to support rental housing, homeownership, rehabilitation, and comprehensive neighborhood revitalization projects.

Date Published: February 2012

CDBG Crosscutting Issues Toolkit

These toolkits provide information for Entitlement and State CDBG grantees on financial management, environmental, labor standards, acquisition, relocation and fair housing rights. The Toolkit is a complete guide for CDBG grantees searching for applicable statutory requirements, regulations, notices, HUD Handbooks and other useful material.

Date Published: April 2010

Managing CDBG: Guidebook for CDBG Grantees on Subrecipient Oversight

This guidebook provides helpful advice on how local CDBG managers can improve oversight and management of subrecipient activities, maintain compliance with federal regulations, improve management quality, and solve monitoring problems.

Date Published: March 2005

Playing by the Rules: A Handbook for CDBG Subrecipients on Administrative Systems

This handbook provides subrecipients of CDBG Entitlement funds with an explanation of the basic administrative requirements of the CDBG program.

Date Published: March 2005

Training CDBG Subrecipients in Administrative Systems

This manual is designed to help CDBG Entitlement subrecipients understand the Federal administrative requirements for using CDBG funds, and through this understanding, to help them improve their performance with respect to program objectives, permitted activities, and implementation procedures.

Date Published: March 2005

Ensuring CDBG Subrecipient Timelines

This guidebook identifies management techniques that CDBG grantees can incorporate into their day-to-day operations to inject a timeliness perspective into the selection and oversight of activities undertaken by subrecipients. This publication also offers some possible short-term and long-term solutions for situations where subrecipients are not conducting their activities in a timely manner.

Date Published: July 2003

Tools and Templates

CPD Income Eligibility Calculator

The CPD Income Eligibility Calculator is a tool to help CPD grantees determine income eligibility and assistance amounts for beneficiaries of most CPD programs.

CPD Monitoring

This page provides information and resources to CPD grantees and CPD Field Office staff to assist in preparing for a HUD monitoring review, conducting a self-review, or monitoring subrecipients and other partners.

HUD Community Planning and Development Monitoring Handbook - 6509.2 REV-7

This Handbook establishes standards and provides guidance for CPD Field Staff to monitor CPD programs and technical functions.

Date Published: October 2019

Webinars and Virtual Trainings

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Explore CDBG Technical Assistance Products

This collection of online products demonstrate the values, goals and successes of the CDBG Program, whom it serves, and why this program benefits communities around the country. The products include project profiles, videos, Prezis, and a multimedia scrapbook.

Date Published: August 2018

IDIS Training for CDBG Grantees

These modules provide instruction on using IDIS Online for the CDBG Program.

Date Published: April 2020

Financial Management 201: CDBG Online Module

This module provides an overview of CDBG financial management.

Date Published: April 2017

Grant Based Accounting for CDBG Grantees Webinar

This webinar provides an introduction to Grant Based Accounting principles and practices for CDBG grantees.

Date Published: July 2015

CDBG Code Enforcement Webinar

This webinar offers guidance on code enforcement activities for the CDBG Program.

Date Published: April 2015

Allocating Staff Costs Between Administrative and Activity Delivery Costs for CDBG Grantees Webinar

This webinar provides information on the allocation of staff costs for the CDBG Program between two cost categories:

Date Published: March 2014

CDBG Training Modules

This training includes video training modules on eight components of the CDBG Program: Statute, Regulations, and National Objectives; State CDBG Program; Administration, Planning, and Financial Management; Housing and Real Property; Public Facilities, Public Services, and Other Activities; Economic Development; Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program; and IDIS, Performance Measurement, and Reporting.

Date Published: January 2008

CDBG Economic Development for Entitlement Communities Webinar

This webinar provides an overview of using CDBG Entitlement funds for economic development.

Date Published: March 2011

Using Section 108 Loan Guarantee Financing To Promote Economic Development Webinar

This webinar provides an overview of using Section 108 Loan Guarantee Financing to promote economic development.

Date Published: March 2011

CDBG Economic Development Forum Webinar

This webinar provides scenarios, questions, and answers regarding Eligibility, National Objectives, and Public Benefit Standards (and applicable documentation); Microenterprises and Commercial Rehabilitation; and Section 108 loan Guarantee, Mixed-Use Development, Community Economic Development Project, and Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Areas. 

Date Published: March 2011

FFATA Subaward Reporting System Webinar for CDBG Grantees

This webinar held on November 2, 2010 provides an overview of the Federal Funding and Transparency Act of 2006 Subaward Reporting System. FAQs are also provided.

Date Published: November 2010