Upcoming CPD Web Seminars

Passing along information regarding a few upcoming CPD web seminars aimed at CDBG grantees:

The Office of Block Grant Assistance (OBGA) announces a series of four economic development webinars during the month of March.  These webinars, primarilydesigned for CDBG grantee staff, will provide training on how the CDBG and Section 108 Loan Guarantee programs can be used to support economic development and job creation.  Grantees are invited to participate.  Each webinar is unique and you can sign up for one or all four of thesewebinars.   We suggest that grantees pre-register as HUD expects a high volume of participants and space is limited.  Participants should follow the link to pre-register.   After you register, you will receive an e-mail that has a link to connect to the webinar. OBGA has established an e-mail address for participants to submit their questions for the March 30 webinar:  CDBGEDquestions@hud.gov.  Should you be unable to participate in the webinars, the sessions will be recorded and materials posted on web.

LEARN ABOUT:

Eligible activities, including special economic development activities, technical assistance to businesses, microenterprise activities, commercial rehabilitation, community based development organizations, infrastructure to assist businesses, and job training

  • National Objectives
  • Underwriting Guidelines
  • Public Benefit Standards  
  • Other Requirements, including eminent domain and job relocation restrictions

WEBINAR DATES/TIMES:

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 2:00 – 3:30PM EST: CDBG Economic Development for States

Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 2:00 – 3:30PM EST: Section 108 Program, Economic Development (for states and entitlements)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 2:00 – 3:30PM EST: Open Forum/Question and Answer Discussion on CDBG and Section 108 Economic Development (for states and entitlements)