Grantee Orientation

Item Type:  Appointment
Start Date:  Thursday, 10 Jul 2014, 09:30am (Eastern Daylight Time)
Duration:  3 Hours
Place:  Towson Room, Towson Branch BCPL

Hi, Everyone,

It is time once again for the Annual Grantee Orientation.

Karen R. Edsell

Grants Management Specialist
Baltimore County Department of Planning
Division of Neighborhood Improvement
Ph:  410-887-5606

Michelle Obama Announces Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness

June 10, 2014    

ISSUES  |  POLICY  |  SOLUTIONS  |  NEWS & EVENTS Forward Editor: Emanuel Cavallaro

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Michelle Obama Announces Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness

Last week, first lady Michelle Obama kicked off the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness initiative, enlisting the support of more than 80 state and local officials in the Administration's effort to end homelessness among veterans by the end of 2015. Among the mayors lauded by the First Lady in her remarks were Mayor Greg Stanton of Phoenix and Mayor Ben McAdams of Salt Lake City, cities that have eliminated chronic veteran homelessness.
"Now we have to finish the job once and for all, because when a veteran comes home kissing the ground, it is unacceptable that he should ever have to sleep on it," Mrs. Obama said.

Senate Appropriations Committee Marks Up HUD Spending Bill
Last Thursday, June 5, the full Senate Appropriations Committee marked up its fiscal year (FY) 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) spending bill for programs under its jurisdiction, including the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants program and various other low-income housing programs. The bill, which passed through the Committee with a bipartisan vote of 29-1, largely includes the same funding levels for homeless assistance and affordable housing programs that were included in the Subcommittee's draft bill, including $2.15 billion for the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants program. The full House began consideration of its version of the T-HUD bill yesterday, and is expected to pass the bill soon. The full Senate is expected to begin consideration of this bill in the upcoming weeks.
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee to Mark Up Spending Bill
Today at 2:30 p.m. ET, the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS) subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee will meet to mark up the fiscal year (FY) 2015 appropriations bill for programs under its jurisdiction, including Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) programs and SAMHSA Homeless Services programs. The markup audio will stream live today, Tuesday, June 15, at 2:15 p.m. ET on the Senate Appropriations Committee website.
House Returns from Recess
The House returned from recess to resume session on Monday, June 9.

We're Going to Have a Lot of Youth Homelessness Workshops at our DC Conference
By Mindy Mitchell

Each year our national conference includes many workshops exploring ways to end youth homelessness. In this post, we provide an overview of the workshops will appear in the Youth Track of our upcoming 2014 National Conference.
Here's What We Know About Homeless Youth - The State of Homelessness 2014
By Sam Batko This month we are highlighting content from our recently released annual report "The State of Homelessness in America." In this post, we take a look at what the report has to say about one homeless subpopulation that has previously gone uncounted: unaccompanied children and youth.

Register Today: CHDO Workshops - July 2014

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Register Today:
CHDO Workshops - July 2014

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is pleased to announce a series of 2.5-day Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) training workshops that will be held during the spring and summer of 2014.

Registration is now open for the following July Trainings:

Kansas City, KS
July 22-24, 2014
New York, NY
July 22-24, 2014
Detroit, MI
July 29-31, 2014
Memphis, TN
July 29-31, 2014

Registration is still open for the following June and July Trainings

Los Angeles, CA
June 24-26, 2014
Houston, TX
July 8-10, 2014
Louisville, KY
July 8-10, 2014
Salt Lake City, UT
July 8-10, 2014
Fort Worth, TX
July 15-17, 2014

Important Information

For more information and to view other training locations, visit the CHDO Workshop News page.
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.
Note: Do not make nonrefundable or non-cancellable travel arrangements-including but not limited to airfare, train fare, rental car, and hotel reservations-prior to receiving official confirmation that your registration has been approved.

Who should attend?

The workshop is primarily for CHDOs. CHDO registration must be approved by the PJ. The training is limited to CHDOs that meet one or more of these criteria:
  • The organization has previously been designated as a CHDO by the PJ and been funded from the CHDO set-aside at least once since January 1, 2011
  • The organization is one that the PJ is actively working toward an award of HOME funds
A limited number of spaces will be available for PJ staff to attend the workshops with their CHDOs. To accommodate as many organizations as possible attendance may be limited to one individual per organization.
Please keep in mind the following items when planning your organization’s attendance at this event:
  • PJ staff may attend only if a CHDO from its jurisdiction also attends
  • Training organizers will be asking PJs to verify that CHDOs that have registered meet the criteria

Travel Scholarship Program

To learn more about this program and participate, visit the Travel Scholarship Program Statement page .