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Grant Administration Continuing Education

Under the new Grant Administrator Certification and Continuing Education (CE) policy that was effective as of March 15, 2018, a certified Grant Administrator must complete six (6) CE credits each year to be able to renew their certification. Two (2) of the six (6) credits must be an OCRA GA Update. The remaining credits can be earned by participation at OCRA approved events.  Please see the Additional Approved Events section, for information regarding the other Continuing Education available this year.

2019 OCRA Update Trainings

Beginning with the 2019 CDBG Round 2, all proposals and applications will be submitted in the new Indiana Electronic Grants Management System. In anticipation of the new system, we are scheduling training sessions to ensure everyone is properly equipped to navigate it.   

All training dates listed below will have two half-day sessions in the morning and afternoon; both sessions will contain the same material so plan to attend only one. To register, please click the respective link  

  • Click here for a copy of the 2019 March presentation.

Only certified Grant Administrators in Good Standing may attend the training. Attendance for each session is capped at 20 participants due to limited space. Therefore, only two individuals per organization may attend each session. Those with more individuals looking to be trained must request to be added to the waiting list. Computers and materials for all participants will be provided by OCRA. Login credentials will also be issued for each Grant Administrator registered for a training session. More information will be provided during the week of the training sessions.

Additional Approved Events

The following are all the approved events that Grant Administrators can count for CE credit. For each, OCRA has identified the number of credits. Grant Administrators are encouraged to submit additional events for approval consideration to the CDBG Program Manager, Matt Wakefield. 


Date 2019 Event Credit
Jan. 14-18 Indiana Economic Development Course (Ball State) 2
Jan. 22-24 PCRD Facilitative Skills Training 1
March 14 FHL Bank - Community Investment Workshop  1
March 14 Grant Administrator Update  – Scottsburg 2
April 3  FHCCI 6th Annual Fair Housing Conference -  learn more 1
April 4 Considerations for Community Change Workshop 1
April 12 Indiana Main Street Exchange - Corydon 1
May 9 OCRA Regional Conference – Madison 1
May 13 OCRA Income Survey Workshop 1
May 15-17 Indiana Community Development Course  (Ball State) 2
May 16 OCRA Regional Conference – Huntingburg 1
May 16 Hamburg Regional Conference 1
May 21 OCRA Regional Conference – Fair Oaks 1
May 23 OCRA Regional Conference – Knightstown 1
May 29 OCRA Regional Conference – Angola 1
May 30 OCRA Regional Conference – Greencastle 1
June 7 Indiana Main Street Exchange - Brookville 1
June 17 BZA Basic Training 1
July 9-11 CDBG 201 Grant Administrator Training - learn more 3
July 9-10 EDA University Center Showcase (one per day) 1
July 10 Livable Communities Workshop 1
July 23 IHCDA Opportunity Zones Summit 2
July 31 OCRA CDBG Planning Grant Training 1
Aug. 6-8 3-day HUD Environmental Review Training (one per day) 1
Aug. 19-20 Great Lakes Main Street Conference 2
Aug, 22-23 Grant Administrator Update  – GMS Training (Lafayette & Bloomington) 2
Aug. 27-29 DOL Prevailing Wage Seminar (one per day) 1
Aug. 29 Grant Administrator Update  – GMS Training (Columbus) 2
Sept. 4-6 CDBG 301 Grant Administrator Training - learn more 3
Sept. 24 IMPA/OCRA Downtown Workshop  2
Oct. 11 Indiana Main Street Exchange - Crawfordsville 1
Dec. 6 Indiana Main Street Exchange - Pendleton 1
ALL Fair Housing Rental Basics Training - learn more 1
ALL IHCDA Real Estate Production- Regional Outreach Meetings (One for each meeting) 1


2018 events include: 

Date Event Credit
April 4  FHCCI 6th Annual Fair Housing Conference -  learn more
June IHCDA Regional Presentation 1
July 10 Fair Housing Rental Basics Training, Indianapolis - learn more  1 
July 10-12 CDBG 201 Grant Administrator Training - learn more 3
July 12 Fair Housing Rental Basics Training, Greencastle - learn more 1
July 13 Indiana Main Street Exchange - Hope 1
July 18 Fair Housing Rental Basics Training, Evansville - learn more 1
July 19 Fair Housing Rental Basics Training, Jeffersonville - learn more 1
July 31 Fair Housing Rental Basics Training, Ft. Wayne - learn more 1
Aug. 2 Fair Housing Rental Basics Training, Noblesville - learn more 1
Aug. 8 Fair Housing Rental Basics Training, Richmond - learn more 1
Aug. 14 Fair Housing Rental Basics Training, Gary - learn more 1
Aug. 16 Fair Housing Rental Basics Training, Peru - learn more 1
August PCRD Facilitative Skills Training 1
Aug. 22 Brownfields Financing Workshop 1
Aug. 23 Brownfields Legal Considerations Workshop 1
Aug. 29 IMPA/OCRA Downtown Workshop 2
Sept. 5-7 CDBG 301 Grant Administrator Training - learn more 3
Sept. 20 USDA Rural Development 101 Workshop, Gibson County 1
Sept. 28 Indiana Main Street Exchange - New Albany 1
Oct. 11-12 ADA/Title VI Summit 2
Oct. 24 DOL Davis Bacon Prevailing Wage Seminar 1
Oct. 26 Lead Renovator Training - Jeffersonville 1
Nov. 16 Indiana Main Street Exchange - Frankfort - learn more 1
ALL Musicant Placemaking Workshops  - learn more 1
ALL Civil Rights Commission CLE seminars - learn more 1
ALL Aim 2018 Fall Roundtable Series - learn more 1
TBD DNR Section 106 & 18  Training - learn more 1


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