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CDBG 101 Training for 2016 took place on the 4 Mondays in April

CDBG Accredited Grant Administrators administer grants funded by the federal Community Development Block Grant program, which is part of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on behalf of cities, towns, and counties.  The Grant Administrator serves as the liaison between the funded community and the Office of Community and Rural Affairs and is an expert on the CDBG grant process and federal guidelines.

The CDBG 101 Basic Course is the first step to becoming a CDBG Accredited Grant Administrator.  City, town, and county elected officials and others interested in learning more about CDBG are also welcome when this course is offered.

For questions, please contact Corrie Scott at 317.233.3762, 800.824.2476 or

Accredited Grant Administrator Continuing Education Courses

The Office of Community and Rural Affairs will host continuing education courses for accredited grant administrators in 2015. All courses are held at Indiana Government Center South Conference Center, IGCS.  The 8 credit hour courses are from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with registration beginning at 8:30 am.  The 4 credit hour courses on How to Conduct an Income Survey are from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm with registration beginning at 12:30 pm.  Successful completion of CDBG 101 is a prerequisite for ALL Continuing Education courses.

  • How to Conduct an Income Survey - 4 credit hours
  • Acquisition and Environmental Review - 8 credit hours
  • Procurement, Contract Development and Civil Rights - 8 credit hours
  • Labor Standards - 8 credit hours
  • Financial Management, Recordkeeping and Grant Closeout - 8 credit hours

Please check with Corrie or 1-800-824-2476 to see if there is room in the remaining 2016 Continuing Ed. courses.

To register by mail, send this form and payment by check to:

Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs
c/o Corrie Scott
One North Capitol, Suite 600
Indianapolis, IN 46204

        Register using a credit card, here.
Local Officials Training

OCRA is pleased to announce it will host a series of regional trainings across the state designed to equip local elected officials with information to effectively carry out the responsibilities of a CDBG award.  The training will provide an overview of federal and state statutory and regulatory requirements that are required for successful implementation and completion of CDBG projects.

Please be advised that these training workshops are for local elected officials only. Those eligible include: mayors, town or county council members, clerk-treasurers, commissioners, auditors, and township trustees. The workshop is specifically designed for elected officials and will not be relevant for others. Please do not register for this course if you are not a local elected official. Other local government employees will be approved at OCRA’s discretion. Local elected officials play a vital role in the administration of a CDBG grant.

CDBG Financial Mgmt. Training for Clerks and Auditors

In 2015 this training helped new and experienced staff understand the requirements of CDBG Financial Mgmt. It included information on managing grants as well as information on CDBG procurement and reporting requirements.  Finally, financial management requirements that pertain to accounting systems, audits, and tips for reporting in Gateway were discussed. The training was FREE to all Clerks and Auditors.