The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) are pleased to announce the opening of registration for the first in a series of outreach webinars as part of the Moving CDBG Forward: TA and Program Outreach
In the past 25 years, there have been only two significant revisions to the CDBG program’s regulations. HUD’s recent experience with the Neighborhood Stabilization Program and CDBG Disaster Recovery grants have provided insight on ways to improve the core CDBG program to make it easier to administer and to improve grantee performance and accountability.
The purpose of these webinars is to solicit feedback from grantees and other stakeholders on obstacles they encounter in the CDBG program and whether solutions are best provided by technical assistance (TA) and training (through HUD’s OneCPD initiative) or by changes to the program itself.
These webinars will include a plenary session and four breakout sessions on different topics including Technical Assistance & Planning and Simplifying Activities & Participation. Participants will be required to register for one & only one
breakout session, so please carefully consider which topics are most important to you and your organization. Registration is required
to participate in these outreach sessions, so please register as quickly as possible.
Webinars for other HUD Regions are scheduled for later dates and registration information for those sessions will be sent out via this listserv as they become available. View the Moving CDBG Forward announcement link below to see when future regional webinars are scheduled.
For Grantees in Regions 7, 8, and 10:
Grantees from Regions 7, 8, & 10 can register for the first regional webinar on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
by going to https://secure.confertel.net/tsregister.asp?program=HUDBreakoutAugust6
For Grantees in Region 1 and 2:
Grantees from Regions 1 & 2 can register for the second regional webinar on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from 10:30AM – 12:00PM EDT
by going to https://secure.confertel.net/tsregister.asp?program=HUDBreakoutAugust7
For more information on the Moving CDBG Forward project and a full schedule of events you can attend, please refer to the Moving CDBG Forward announcement
on the OneCPD Resource Exchange.
Thank you for your interest in strengthening the CDBG Program. HUD looks forward to your participation in these listening sessions.