In the second half of 2021, HUD sponsored a series of virtual Community Development Block Grant-CARES Act (CDBG-CV) problem solving clinics to educate CDBG-CV recipients on how to successfully and compliantly implement their programs to help their communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
On July 22, 2021, HUD sponsored a virtual CDBG-CV Problem Solving Clinic targeted to grantees who had not submitted any or all of their Action Plan amendments to apply for their CDBG-CV allocations. HUD and CDBG-CV subject matter experts provided guidance to grantees on program design and Action Plan completion. The clinic included a webinar and one-on-one meetings with HUD and CDBG-CV expert staff.
On August 26, 2021, HUD sponsored a virtual CDBG-CV Problem Solving Clinic for state grantees focused on the requirement to set aside a portion of CDBG-CV funds for nonentitlement Units of General Local Government (UGLGs) and the flexibility to fund activities directly. The clinic included a webinar and one-on-one problem-solving appointments with HUD and CDBG-CV experts to address grantee questions.
On September 21, 2021, HUD sponsored a virtual CDBG-CV Problem Solving Clinic targeted to state grantees to support their program implementation. The clinic included topic-based problem solving sessions between grantees, subject matter experts, and HUD staff.