Save the Date: Upcoming Basically CDBG for Entitlements and Disaster Recovery Module Training

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Save the Date: Upcoming Basically CDBG for Entitlements and Disaster Recovery Module Training

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is pleased to announce a series of 3-day Basically CDBG for Entitlement Grantees and Disaster Recovery Module Training, in San Antonio, TX and Philadelphia, PA. This training will guide and assist Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grantees in the implementation of their programs. Participants will learn:
  • CDBG National Objectives & Eligible Activities
  • Program Administration & Financial Management
  • IDIS Performance Measurement & Recording/Recordkeeping
  • CDBG Disaster Recovery
Each training will include a combination of lecture and hands-on in-class exercises. The training includes a half (½) day module on CDBG Disaster Recovery.

Who Should Attend?

This training is intended for all Entitlement grantees – even those who do not currently have a Disaster Recovery allocation.
Please note that only one staff member per grantee will be allowed to register and attend a training session. Staff members from CDBG-DR grantees and CDBG-DR subrecipients will be given priority.
Due to limited space, registrations will be reviewed. Do not make non-refundable travel arrangements until you receive a confirmation email from the Class-specific Training Point of Contact.
Information on specific training sessions is located in the table below.
San Antonio, TX
June 17-19, 2014
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Philadelphia, PA
July 15-17, 2014
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Instructions on how to register are available in the OneCPD Learn User Guide.
Please note that submitting a registration request does not guarantee you a seat at the training.
You will receive a confirmation email if you are accepted into the training.

Coming Soon

Basically CDBG for Entitlement Grantees – without the DR module – will be offered in Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Phoenix, Richmond, VA, and San Francisco. Basically CDBG for States will be offered in Boston. Registration details for these trainings will be posted soon.

IDIS 11.8 Release Notification

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IDIS 11.8 Release Notification

The 11.8 system release for IDIS Online will deploy May 9 starting at 9:00 PM EDT.
View the IDIS Online 11.8 Release Notes that will go live in the system on May 12 as a result of the release. The release notes will also be posted in the News section in IDIS Online after deployment.

HUD Funding at Risk; Call Your Representatives TODAY!

National Alliance to End Homelessness - Advocacy Update
May 7, 2014

House HUD Funding Subcommittee Releases FY 2015 Spending Bill
This morning, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its fiscal year (FY) 2015 funding bill for programs under its jurisdiction, including all programs within HUD. The legislation includes $2.105 billion for HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants, the same amount as last year and $300 below the level proposed by the Administration.

Simply put, this funding level is unacceptable. Due to expiring multi-year grants and increased renewal demand, a $2.105 billion funding level would result in funding cuts to Continuums of Care. Communities would be required to once again make the difficult tiering/prioritization decisions they made for the FY 2013 NOFA. Flat funding for McKinney would mean a step back in our efforts to prevent and end homelessness in America.

Now, we need our Representatives to hear that HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants NEED MORE MONEY!

Here's What You Can Do:

  1. Call your Represntatives' offices TODAY! Ask to speak to the person who handles housing issues. You can find their number by calling the congressional switchboard at (202) 224-3121. 
  2. Ask them to urge their boss to provide increases for homeless assistance and affordable housing programs in the final FY 2015 funding legislation. Tell them the negative impact flat funding would have on your community's programs.  
    1. You can use these talking points to help you make your case.  
  3. Encourage others to call, too! Please forward this alert to your partners and anyone else interested in ensuring Congress robustly funds homeless assistance and low-income housing programs.
  4. Let us know who you contacted and what they said!   

Further Information on FY 2015 HUD Funding 
The House Appropriations Subcommittee's HUD funding bill not only flat funded HUD's McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants, the overall proposed funding level for HUD programs is $769 million lower than last year, and $2 billion less than the funding level requested by the Administration. In the bill, the Public Housing Capital Fund and HOME both receive large cuts and Section 8 Vouchers lost from sequestration are not restored.

All told, the House bill would be a disaster for HUD. This legislation, if enacted, would result in a huge step backward for housing and homelessness programs. When Congress enacted the Bipartisan Budget Agreement last December (the legislation that set the overall cap for federal spending in FY 2015), there was widespread agreement that effective programs serving our lowest-income people would continue to be able to do good work. This bill will not move us forward and will prove a great impediment to our work preventing and ending homelessness in America.

Congress needs to know that failing to increase funding for programs that serve the most vulnerable people in our society will have devastating effects. We MUST make sure that Congress understands the importance of programs that prevent and end homelessness and the need to provide funding increases in FY 2015. Let Congress know NOW that it is imperative to increase FY 2015 funding for programs targeted toward those at risk of or experiencing homelessness.

McKinney Congressional Talking Points

Five Things Wrong with the House Bill to Fund Housing Assistance

McKinney One Pager

The Alliance works collaboratively with its local, state, and national partners to advance policies and programs that prevent and end homelessness.

Kate Seif 
Policy Outreach Coordinator