CDBG Basic Primer Course Info

Community Development Director

Becky Wade
bwade@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-2865

400 Main St., Room 532
Knoxville, TN 37902

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CDBG BASICS: TRAINING FOR PRACTITIONERS

October 2, 2019


TRAINING VENUE LOCATION


Hyatt Place Knoxville / Downtown
530 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902


COURSE OVERVIEW


As part of the NCDA regional conference, this one day course will provide a quick and basic overview of the CDBG program. As a primer class, the intent is to provide practitioners with enough information and resources to know where they need to look to find more information on managing the CDBG grant.

This course will provide a basic understanding of CDBG National Objectives and eligible activities. The course will also provide an introduction to the CDBG regulations, including spending caps, financial management, and program administration. Finally, the class will touch briefly on cross cutting requirements that impact CDBG activities, such as lead based paint, labor standards, environmental reviews, and others.

Participants will also learn important program definitions, the components of the Consolidated Plan and the Annual Action Plan, what’s covered under the administration and planning activities, and grantee responsibility for monitoring sub‐recipients. Class participants will also learn the difference between a sub‐recipient, contractor, and a Community‐Based Development Organization (CBDO) and their roles, as outlined in the regulations.

A course agenda is located at the bottom of this page - click here. In order to ensure a spot for you in this class, please register directly online at https://ncdaonline.regfox.com/knoxville-cdbg-b---1-day.

Participants are encouraged to go on to the full three day CDBG Basics Course for deeper knowledge of the CDBG program.


REGISTRATION INFORMATION


REGISTRATION / PAYMENT

Register: You can register online at https://ncdaonline.regfox.com/knoxville-cdbg-b---1-day. During the registration process, you will have the option to pay by credit card or to receive an invoice. If someone else is registering for you, please have them include your email address, in the email box on the registration form. They may include their address in the Billing Section of the form.

Confirmation: You should receive a confirmation message from "NCDA Web Site" immediately after the registration process. If you do not receive this confirmation it means your registration did not complete and you are not registered. Make sure that you go to the bottom of the form, enter the code listed, and hit “Submit.” If it still doesn’t work, please contact Steve at sgartrell@ncdaonline.org.

Early Registration: Register by September 3, 2019
NCDA Member Cities / Counties: $200/person
Non‐Member Cities / Counties: $300/person

General Registration: September 4 – September 27, 2019
Registrations not accepted after September 27, 2019
Members: $300 / person Non‐Members: $400/person

Payment Deadline: October 2, 2019; Payment must be received by October 2, 2019 for admittance to class. As a last resort, attendees may bring a physical check to the class if necessary. During the registration process, you will have the option to pay by credit card or to receive an invoice.

Cancellation: Cancellation made after September 11, 2019 will result in a penalty of $100. No shows will be charged 100% of the registration fee. You may substitute another person by
contacting Steve Gartrell at sgartrell@ncdaonline.org.


TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS


Please do not make non‐refundable travel arrangements until you receive email confirmation that registration numbers have reached the minimum required number to hold class.

Hotel and air transportation information provided by the host community


TRAINING SITE


The training will be held at Hyatt Place Knoxville / Downtown at 530 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Please arrive 15 minutes early on the first day of the training for registration purposes.


HOTEL


The training is being held as part of the NCDA Region IV Conference at the Hyatt Place Knoxville / Downtown located at 530 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. A block of rooms has been reserved for the conference at $125 per night. Reservations for the room block can be made by contacting Sales Coordinator Delyn Filer at the hotel at 865-770-4069 or 865-544-9977. Mention that you are attending the Conference for special pricing. Click here to learn more about the Hyatt Place Knoxville / Downtown.


AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION


McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) is 14 miles from the training venue. The airport is served by numerous airlines. More information is available at https://flyknoxville.com .


GROUND TRANSPORTATION


Ground transportation options include hotel shuttles (check with hotel to determine service), paid shuttles, public transportation, taxis, ride shares, and rental cars. Additional information can be found on the airport website at https://flyknoxville.com.


DRESS


Dress for the conference is business casual.


QUESTIONS?


Contact Heather Johnson at hjohnson@ncdaonline.org


COURSE AGENDA


CDBG BASICS: TRAINING FOR PRACTITIONERS

Breaks will be taken mid‐morning and mid‐afternoon. Lunch will be on your own from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

INTRODUCTIONS & COURSE OBJECTIVES

OVERVIEW OF CDBG

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE 

REGULATIONS 
• How To Read Them

NATIONAL OBJECTIVES 
• What Congress Requires
• How To Document

ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES 
• What are they?
• How They Meet A National Objective
• Who Can And Can’t Do Them

LIMITATIONS ON EXPENDITURES
• Public Services
• Administration

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION
• The Consolidated Plan & Citizen Participation Plan
• Subrecipients, Contractors, and CBDOs
• Monitoring
• Reporting and Record Keeping

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
• Pre‐award Costs
• Admin Vs. Project Costs
• Audits
• Program Income
• “Timeliness”
• Record Keeping

OTHER FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
• Lead Based Paint
• Labor Standards
• Environmental
• Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)
• Uniform Relocation Act & Section 104(d)
• Procurement
• Conflict Of Interest