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CDBG 101 Training

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 at this course. 

2015 dates: April 6, 13, 20 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm), April 27 (9:00am - 12:00 pm)

Location: The Garrison at Fort Benjamin Harrison , 5830 North Post Road, Indianapolis, 46216

Registration Fee: $100

Attendance is mandatory for all three sessions.  Only those attending all three sessions will be permitted to take the certification test on April 27th.

Register Now:
To pay by Check, download the Registration Form and mail with your payment to the address listed on the form.  Registrations must be received by April 1, 2015 or before all spaces are filled. 

To pay with a Credit Card, please click HERE.

Lodging - There are a limited number of rooms available at The Garrison Inn on April 12, 19, and 26 for the group rate of $81.07 plus tax per night.  They do not have availability on April 5th due to another event.  You may make reservations online at using the Group Code, CDBG for each date or you may call the Inn at 317-638-6000.

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.  All trainings will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Watch this page for the dates, locations, and registration information!

Please be advised that this training workshop is 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.  

Accredited Grant Administrator Continuing Education Courses

The Office of Community and Rural Affairs will host the following continuing education courses for accredited grant administrators in 2015. All training will be held at the Indiana Government Center Conference Center in Indianapolis unless otherwise noted on the registration form. Successful completion of CDBG 101 is a prerequisite for all Continuing Education courses.

  • Financial Management/Contract Development/Modifications Training
  • Civil Rights Training
  • Recordkeeping/Reporting Training
  • Environmental Review Training
  • Labor Standards Training
  • Uniform Relocation Assistance (URA) Training

Dates and registration information is coming soon!