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CDBG Disaster Recovery Training - Newark, NJ

Date:

March 18-20, 2013

Location:

Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel
1000 Spring Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
908-436-4600

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Block Grant Assistance is pleased to announce that CDBG Disaster Recovery Training will be offered in Newark, NJ.

CDBG Disaster Recovery Training will include sessions on determining disaster recovery awards, an overview of CDBG disaster recovery, an introduction to the Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting (DRGR) system, assessing disaster recovery needs, action plan development, keys to effective grant administration, and environmental compliance. The training will also include roundtable discussions so that grantees may learn from each other and panel presentations from grantees and HUD staff.

Who Should Attend

The training is for Hurricane Sandy CDBG disaster recovery grantees, 2011 CDBG Disaster Recovery grantees, and HUD/Community Planning and Development staff who oversee disaster recovery grantees.

Dates/Schedule

March 18-20, 2013

  • Monday, March 18, 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday, March 19, 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, March 20, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Training Material

Presentation slides, audio recordings, transcripts, and other reference materials are provided below for reference.

Monday - March 18, 2013

Session

Training Materials

Welcome and Introduction
Stan Gimont, Director, HUD Office of Block Grant Assistance

Determining the CDBG-DR Awards: An Analysis of the Data
Todd Richardson, HUD Office of Policy Development and Research
Ben Winter, HUD Office of Policy Development and Research

Overview of CDBG-DR
Steve Higginbotham, Senior CPD Specialist, HUD Office of Disaster Recovery and Special Issues (DRSI)
Amanda Plunkett, CPD Specialist, DRSI

Introduction to the Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting (DRGR) System
Jim Yerdon, CPD Specialist, DRSI
Ryan Flanery, CPD Specialist, DRSI

Assessing Disaster Recovery Needs
Tennille Parker, Acting Director, DRSI
Jorge Ramirez, Texas General Land Office
Cindy Hemphill, City of Minot, North Dakota
Paul Nelson, Town of Union, New York

Tuesday - March 19, 2013

Session

Training Materials

Welcome Back Question and Answer
Tennille Parker, Acting Director, DRSI

Action Plan Development
Donna Roachford, CPD Specialist, DRSI
Grace Saenz, CPD Specialist, DRSI

Roundtable Discussions: Keys to Developing an Effective Action Plan

CDBG-DR Eligible Activities
Earl Randall, Senior CPD Specialist, DRSI
Badar Tareen, CPD Specialist, DRSI

Roundtable Discussions: Sample Programs (Housing, Economic Development / Revitalization, Infrastructure, and Planning)

Environmental Compliance
Therese Fretwell, HUD Regional Environmental Officer, Region II

Wednesday - March 20, 2013

Session

Training Materials

Welcome Back Question and Answer
Tennille Parker, Acting Director, DRSI

Introduction to Duplication of Benefits
Carey Whitehead, HUD Office of General Counsel
Amanda Plunkett, CPD Specialist, DRSI

Keys to Effective Grant Administration: Assessing Capacity, Procurement, Monitoring, and Financial Controls and Procedures
Steve Higginbotham, Senior CPD Specialist, DRSI
Denise White, Financial Analyst, DRSI

Office of Inspector General: Procurement and Contracting
Ruth Ritzema, HUD Assistant Inspector General for Investigations
Frank Rokosz, HUD Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audit

Addressing Public Housing Needs Post-Disaster

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Tags: CDBG Disaster Recovery Program DRGR Environmental Review Program Administration