IDIS Training for CDBG Grantees

This curriculum provides instruction on using Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) Online for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. It is intended for Entitlement and State CDBG grant administrators.

Training Objectives

  • Understand the role of IDIS Online in the overall management of your CDBG grant
  • Learn how to use IDIS Online to accurately report on each type of national objective
  • Learn how to use IDIS Online to make draw requests against your CDBG grant

Related Resources

IDIS Training Manuals and Guidance for the CDBG Program

IDIS Home Page

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Modules addressing other CDBG national objectives – Limited Clientele, Job Creation or Retention, Prevention or Elimination of Slums or Blight and Urgent Need. An additional module will provide instruction on the financial functions of IDIS.

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Introduction to IDIS for CDBG Grantees

Introduction to IDIS Training for CDBG Grantees

This module provides an overview of the IDIS Online system and why it is an essential tool for CDBG grant administration. It will also provide instruction on accessing the system.

If you are new to IDIS start here.

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Introduction to Housing Activities

Introduction to Housing Activities

This module (1 of 3) provides information on the eligible uses of CDBG for housing activities, the Low Mod Housing national objective, and common mistakes to avoid when reporting on housing activities.

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Adding Housing Activities

Adding Housing Activities

This module (2 of 3) provides step by step instruction on adding a new housing activity. Once you add an activity, you will be able to commit program funds to it, and use IDIS to draw funds from your grant allocation.

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Reporting Accomplishments for Housing Activities

Reporting Housing Accomplishments

This module (3 of 3) provides instruction on the data entry process of reporting accomplishment data for a housing activity. The reporting of accomplishments must be done at least on an annual basis. However, more frequent reporting is encouraged.

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Introduction to Area Benefit

NewIntroduction to Low Mod Area Activities

This overview module provides information on the eligible uses of CDBG for Low Mod Area (LMA) activities, the Low Mod Area national objective, and common mistakes to avoid when reporting on those activities.

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Adding Area Benefit Activities

NewAdding Low Mod Area Activities

This module provides step by step instruction on adding a new LMA activity, so that you can commit program funds to it and use IDIS to draw funds from your grant allocation.

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Reporting on Area Benefit Accomplishments

NewReporting on Low Mod Area Accomplishments

This module provides instruction on the data entry process of reporting accomplishment data for an LMA activity, which must be done annually although more frequent reporting is encouraged.

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Coming Soon

Modules addressing other CDBG national objectives – Limited Clientele, Job Creation or Retention, Prevention or Elimination of Slums or Blight and Urgent Need. An additional module will provide instruction on the financial functions of IDIS.