NHSDC Announces Data Warehousing Institute, April 30, 2014

NHSDC Announces the Data Warehousing Institute on April 30, 2014
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Data Warehousing Institute!

NHSDC is excited to announce a full day Data Warehousing Institute on April 30, 2014, the day before the official kick-off of the Spring 2014 NHSDC Conference.  The institute has been designed to address all knowledge levels of data warehouse from beginner to expert.

The Data Warehouse Training Academy (DWTA) is a HUD TA effort to increase the knowledge and prevalence of functional data warehouse environments throughout the country.  The DWTA has been holding regular meetings with selected states (MD, MO, NY, OH, and TX) since late 2012.  There were 7 trainings held by the DWTA Facilitators during 2013 on a variety of topics.

Advanced registration is required and seating is limited. Registration is $65.00 and you can register here: Institute Registration. Onsite check-in starts at 9:00am and the Institute will begin at 9:30am. Lunch will be on your own.  Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

The Data Warehouse Institute is broken into two parts: the morning and afternoon.  In the morning we will present an Introduction to Data Warehousing to ensure that all participants (no matter what knowledge level) will have a basis for understanding data warehouse planning and implementation.  We will then delve into the DWTA participant states (MD, MO, NY, OH, and TX) projects including the challenges, successes and failures of each project.

Morning Institute Session - 9:30AM
Introduction to Data Warehouse Components

Data Warehouse Training Academy State Presentations
  • Texas (Data Warehouse Governance Challenges)
  • Ohio (Data Warehouse Planning Process Successes and Challenges)
  • Missouri (Data Warehouse Planning Process Successes and Challenges)
  • Maryland (Data Warehouse Implementation and Expansion Challenges)
  • New York (Data Warehouse Implementation)
Optional due to time restraints: Advanced Data Warehouse Implementation Presentation Allegheny County, PA and State of Michigan

Morning Institute Wrap Up

In the afternoon session we will be leading the group through a data warehouse visioning process.  We will have a hands-on peer-to-peer and DTWA Facilitators lead the session on data warehouse model design and implementation.

Afternoon Institute Session – 12:30PM
Introduction to Data Warehouse Visioning

Series of Visioning Exercises that will engage participants in planning and implementation discussions (in large or small group)
  • We will vision the basic steps of data warehouse planning (with visual aids and hands-on activities)
  • The participants will have a document detailing the steps, challenges and barriers for developing and implementing a data warehouse
Afternoon Institute Wrap Up

Chris Pitcher, ICF International
Mike Lindsay, ICF International
Kat Freeman, Cloudburst Group
Barb Ritter, Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness
Ray Allen, Ray Allen Consulting
Tony Gardner, Tony Gardner Consulting

CPD Closeout Notice Released

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CPD Closeout Notice Released

Note: HUD is re-sending this message as some subscribers did not receive it when it was originally sent 2/12/14.
HUD has released a draft version of the NSP Closeout Notice. The Notice contains closeout instructions for all CDBG related programs; the relevant NSP sections are found from pages 60-83.
This is only a draft version of the closeout notice; the notice will not be final until the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) process runs its course at the Office of Management and Budget. No grants can be closed until the PRA is done. HUD expects this process to take a month or more. Even though it is a draft version, the Notice is not expected to change during the PRA.
In the meantime, grantees that are ready to close out should review the closeout materials and begin to prepare a final Quarterly Progress Report. Technical Assistance will soon be made available to grantees as they prepare to close their NSP grants. HUD is also developing a Guidebook to help grantees with the NSP closeout process. The Guidebook should be released in March.
Please note that NSP grants cannot close until the grantee demonstrates that each activity has met a national objective and the 25% low-income set-aside has been met for 25% of the original grant amount. In addition, substantially all funds must be drawn from the Line of Credit.
HUD will conduct a number of closeout webinars over the next few months; they are tentatively scheduled for the following dates:
  • February 25th (General Overview of the Notice)
  • April 3rd and 8th (More Detailed review of forms etc.)
Stay tuned for more details and confirmation of dates and times.
Grantees should direct any questions to the OneCPD Ask A Question.

Disability Determination Process (DDP) Small Grant Program

We are passing along this research grant opportunity as we thought it may be of interest to the SOAR community.



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The Disability Determination Process (DDP) Small Grant Program
awards $10,000 stipends for graduate-level research on improving disability determination processes.

The DDP Small Grant Program is a one-year stipend program that allows graduate students to conduct supervised independent research on improving the efficiency and reducing the complexity of disability determination processes.  Policy Research, Inc (PRI) is pleased to announce the fourth round of this federally-funded stipend program. This program is directed by PRI of Delmar, NY, and is funded through a grant (#IDD11000001) from the Social Security Administration.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://ddp.policyresearchinc.org.  Contact us at ddp@policyresearchinc.org with any questions.