CDBG-DR Regional Training - July 13-15 and August 18-20, 2015

HUD's Office of Block Grant Assistance, Disaster Recovery and Special Issues (DRSI) Division sponsored the CDBG Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) regional training in New Orleans, LA, on July 13-15, 2015, and Chicago, IL, August 18-20, 2015. Each training included sessions on management of disaster recovery grants, monitoring, program requirements, and regulations (i.e., Davis-Bacon Act, Fair Housing Act, Environmental Compliance, and Uniform Relocation Act).

More than 140 employees from new and existing Disaster Recovery grantees as well as HUD CPD Field Offices attended the training.

The presentation slides and other reference materials are provided below for reference.

CDBG-DR Training Agenda


Presentation and Training Materials
(Presenter Affiliation in parentheses)

Action Plan: Needs Assessment, Action Plan Development, Resassessing Needs & Amendments 

Activity Eligibility and National Objectives

Allocating Costs: Program Administration vs Planning vs Activity Delivery

Davis Bacon

Duplication of Benefits: A Review of the Federal Register Notice 

Economic Development

Environmental Compliance

Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity - Section 3

Financial Management 

Grant Waivers & Request to Extend Expenditure Deadline 

Housing-Single Family & Multifamily 

Infrastructure and Planning

Keys to Effective Grant Administration: Assessing Capacity, Monitoring, and Policies and Procedures

Limited English Proficiency

Managing Citizen Participation and Performance Expectations

Monitoring 101: Effective Monitoring Practices, Exhibits and Compliance 

Office of Inspector General: Audit Management

Overview of CDBG-DR

Planning for FEMA Match

Procurement Requirements/Certifications

Recordkeeping Requirements & Website Maintenance 

Subrecipient Management

The Big Tradeoff: More Speed vs Perfect Compliance & Creating Viable Projects

The Uniform Relocation Act

Additional Resources