Save the Date: NDRC Phase 2 NOFA-Specific and Topical Webinar Series


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Save the Date:
NDRC Phase 2 NOFA-Specific and Topical Webinar Series


On Monday June 22, 2015, successful National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC) Phase 1 applicants were invited to submit a Phase 2 proposal for a project(s) to implement based on their Phase 1 framing and idea. The deadline for Phase 2 applications is October 27, 2015. To assist in this effort, HUD is again offering a series of technical and topical webinars to discuss NDRC Phase 2 NOFA requirements, address NDRC NOFA questions, and continue the climate resilience dialogue. The webinar schedules for NOFA-specific and Topical webinars, respectively, are provided below. NOFA-specific webinars will address Phase 2 NOFA requirements. Topical webinars are intended for a broad audience of communities as well as Phase 2 applicants and describe best practices and innovative tools that further investments in resilience.

NDRC NOFA-Specific Webinars

The following group of webinars will have a specific focus on the NDRC NOFA requirements, such as Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) and linking Need and Soundness of Approach. These webinars are meant for NDRC Eligible Phase 2 Applicants. As the application deadline approaches, webinars will focus on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) received in the ResilientRecovery.gov mailbox, requirements for application completeness, and application assembly. Webinars will also address any outstanding questions on BCA and other NOFA requirements.

Schedule of NDRC NOFA-Specific Webinar Series

Registration for these webinars is not necessary. Instructions to access each webinar will be made available closer to the date of the webinar. You can access this schedule on the NDRC Webinar Series News Page.

Who Should Attend?

The intended main audiences for the NDRC NOFA-specific webinars are the eligible applicants who have been invited by HUD to submit a proposal in Phase 2.
Webinar Title
Webinar Type
Date
Viewing Instructions
NOFA-specific: Lessons Learned: Phase 1 (emphasis on Long-Term Commitment)
Live
June 25, 2015
3:00 PM EDT
NOFA-specific: Stakeholder Consultation
Live
July 2, 2015
3:00 PM EDT
Save the Date
NOFA-specific: Q & A - Benefit Cost Analysis
Live
July 9, 2015
3:00 PM EDT
Save the Date
NOFA-specific: Link between Need and Soundness of Approach (Factor 2)
Live
July 23, 2015
3:00 PM EDT
Save the Date
NOFA-specific: Approach to Scheduling: Phase 2 Projects
Live
August 20, 2015
3:00 PM EDT
Save the Date
NOFA-specific: Q&A -Presentation describing available resources on HUDExchange, webinar recordings, etc.
Live
August 27, 2015
3:00 PM EDT
Save the Date
NOFA-specific: Q& A -Benefit Cost Analysis
Live
September 17, 2015
3:00 PM EDT
Save the Date
NOFA-specific: Q&A - Walk through FAQs
Live
September 24, 2015
3:00 PM EDT
Save the Date
NOFA-specific: Q&A - Review completeness requirements
Live
October 8, 2015
3:00 PM EDT
Save the Date
NOFA-specific: NDRC NOFA Phase 2 Overview
Pre-recorded
TBD
Recording Coming Soon
NOFA-specific: Benefit Cost Analysis Overview
Pre-recorded
TBD
Recording Coming Soon
NOFA-specific: Gathering Data for your Benefit Cost Analysis
Pre-recorded
TBD
Recording Coming Soon

Topical Resilience Webinars

As part of the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NRDC) Phase 2 effort, HUD will provide broad topical information about resilient infrastructure financing, energy systems, performance metrics, integrated resilience planning, approaches to water and green infrastructure, design innovations for resilience, and how HUD is building resilience beyond the NDRC competition.
The NDRC encourages states, regions, and jurisdictions to adopt a diverse, stakeholder-driven, multi-disciplinary approach to ensure that their communities are more resilient to hazards, shocks and the effects of climate change. Through the two-phased process, NDRC seeks not only affect change in how $1 billion in CDBG-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) money is utilized, but help build the capacity of states and local governments to better utilize the billions of dollars in CDBG and other funds that are used to shape communities every day.
We invite you to participate in one or more of these webinars to learn more about resilience, and how to adopt and implement approaches that help your community to work to achieve a more resilient future.
For more information, visit the National Disaster Resilience Competition page. If you missed the Phase 1 webinar series on resilience, you can still access those via the NDRC Webinar Series page.

Schedule of Topical Resilience Webinar Series

Registration for these webinars is not necessary. Instructions to access each webinar will be made available closer to the date of the webinar. You can access this schedule on the NDRC Webinar Series News Page.

Who Should Attend?

The topical webinars are for those interested in learning more about resilience and how to adopt and implement approaches that help communities to work to achieve a more resilient future.
Webinar Title
Webinar Type
Date
Viewing Instructions
Topical: Approaches to Infrastructure Financing
Live
July 16, 2015
3:00 PM EDT
Save the Date
Topical: Building Resilient Energy Systems
Live
July 30, 2015
3:00 PM EDT
Save the Date
Topical: Measuring Success in Resilience: Baselines, Metrics, and Data-driven Decision-Making
Live
August 6, 2015
3:00 PM EDT
Save the Date
Topical: How HUD is Building Resilience Beyond the NDRC
Live
August 13, 2015
3:00 PM EDT
Save the Date
Topical: Integrated Resilience Planning
Live
September 3, 2015
3:00 PM EDT
Save the Date
Topical: Resilient Approaches to Water and Green Infrastructure
Live
September 10, 2015
3:00 PM EDT
Save the Date
Topical: Design Innovation in Resilience
Pre-recorded
TBD
Recording Coming Soon
Topical: Top Ten Lessons Learned from the Sustainable Communities Initiative
Pre-recorded
TBD
Recording Coming Soon

Training Point of Contact

Sandy Patel | 210-710-7821 | Spatel@tdainc.org
To find out more information about upcoming trainings and access materials from previously held trainings, go to HUD Exchange Training and Events.


Reminder: NOFA-Specific: Lessons Learned: Phase 1 - June 25, 2015 - 3:00 PM EDT


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Reminder:
NOFA-Specific: Lessons Learned: Phase 1 (emphasis on Long-Term Commitment) - June 25, 2015 - 3:00 PM EDT


This webinar is one of the many upcoming webinars in the NDRC Webinar Series. This NDRC NOFA-specific webinar will be held on June 25, 2015 at 3:00 PM EDT. HUD will use this webinar to share the general lessons learned from the Phase 1 framing process.
Presenters: Jessie Handforth Kome (HUD)
Please note you DO NOT need to register to join this webinar. Instructions to access the webinar directly are provided below. However, if you would like to get credit for this webinar, you may use the link to register.

Participation Instructions

To Join via Webex
  1. At least 10 minutes before the start time, log into the webinar
  2. Enter your first name, last name, and e-mail address
  3. Enter the meeting password: NDRC2015.
  4. Click Join Now
  5. WebEx Event Manager software will load; this can take several minutes.
  6. Once the meeting window has opened, to receive a call back, provide your phone number in the box provided
    OR
  7. Call the toll-free: (877) 223-6370
  8. When prompted, enter the meeting access code: 718 687 7411#

To Join via Teleconference (Audio-only)

  1. Call toll-free: (877) 223-6370
  2. When prompted, enter in the meeting access code: 718 687 7411#

Additional Instructions

The Phase 2 update for the NDRC NOFA has been posted on grants.gov. If you download the application instructions package, you will get the zip file with all the pieces.
For additional instructions, such as how to ask a question during the webinar session, please visit the Training Course detail page.

Training Point of Contact

Sandy Patel | 210-710-7821 | Spatel@tdainc.org


Income Calculator Updated with FY 2015 Income Limits


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Income Calculator Updated with FY 2015 Income Limits


HUD has updated the Income Eligibility Calculator to incorporate the FY 2015 Income Limits.

How Does This Affect the Income Calculator?

All calculations that are currently in a user's dashboard in the CPD Income Eligibility Calculator, as well as all calculations completed going forward, will use the FY 2015 income limits for the purposes of determining eligibility.

Please note that this tool is designed to allow you to more easily update a beneficiary’s income in the future – it is not a repository of income calculations completed in the past.

Only calculations that were downloaded from the Calculator and saved to a user's hard drive (or printed off) prior to today will retain the previous year's income limits data for calculating a beneficiary's income eligibility.

Please direct any comments or questions to info@hudexchange.info.


FY 2015 CoC Program Registration: CoC Review Step in e-snaps is Now Open


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FY 2015 CoC Program Registration: CoC Review Step in e-snaps is Now Open


This message only applies to Continuums of Care (CoCs) and their Collaborative Applicants who submitted a FY 2015 CoC Program Registration to HUD.
HUD is completing its review of each CoC’s registration for the FY 2015 CoC Program Competition in e-snaps. Over the next several days, Collaborative Applicants must go back into e-snaps to review HUD’s determination. The deadline for review is Wednesday, July 8, 2015 by 5:00 PM, your local time. Collaborative Applicants must log back into e-snaps and go to “CoC Review” step on the “Submission” page to access HUD’s assessment.

The e-snaps instructional guide, CoC Program Registration Instructional Guide: CoC Registration and CoC Review, includes step-by-step instructions for completing the CoC Review process in e-snaps beginning on page 61.
All Collaborative Applicants should review the following:

  1. CoC Claimed Geography – ensure that all of the geo codes located within the CoC’s geographic area have been claimed and if any changes were made by HUD after consultation with the CoC’s Collaborative Applicant, that the changes are accurate.
     
  2. Preliminary Pro Rata Need (PPRN) – the amount is based on the geographic area(s) selected.
     
  3. Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) – in some cases the ARD amount may have been changed by HUD. If this is the case, and you have NOT received a copy of your HUD-approved Grant Inventory Worksheet (GIW) to review, please contact your local HUD field office immediately.
     
  4. Merger Status – for those CoCs that merged, review and confirm the information approved by HUD is correct.
     
  5. CoC Planning – this amount may have changed if the CoC was in ARD status and the ARD amount changed. Remember, the CoC planning amount is determined by the CoC’s PPRN or ARD, whichever is higher and is calculated at 3 percent or $1,250,000, whichever is less.
If the CoC disputes any part of the CoC Review, HUD will review one last time and consider the CoC's proposed changes. HUD will then notify the Collaborative Applicant via e-mail that a final determination has been made. The Collaborative Applicant will then go back into e-snaps to access the CoC Review step again and select “Submit”. All disputes must be resolved and approved by Wednesday, July 8, 2015 by 5:00 pm, your local time. A Collaborative Applicant has only one opportunity to dispute. If the Collaborative Applicant disagrees with HUD’s assessment the second time, they will receive a final rejection notice and will not have access to the FY 2015 CoC Consolidated Application.

Confirm Information in Applicant Profile

Prior to the opening of the FY 2015 CoC Program Competition, Collaborative Applicants need to review their CoC Applicant Profile in e-snaps to confirm the following:
  1. Collaborative Applicant Name in the CoC Applicant Profile matches the Collaborative Applicant Name listed on the CoC Registration and the Grant Inventory Worksheet.
     
  2. The Primary Contact and/or Alternate Contact listed are associated with the Collaborative Applicant Name listed – at least one of the names must match and both persons must be authorized by the CoC and Collaborative Applicant to submit the CoC Consolidated Application (i.e., CoC Application, CoC Project Listing, and Project Applications) and are authorized to enter into a written agreement with HUD.
     
  3. The Collaborative Applicant is a legal entity; non-profit, State, instrumentality of local government, or Public Housing Agency. These are the only entities who are authorized to submit the CoC Consolidated Application. Additionally, the proper legal document must be attached; therefore, if the Collaborative Applicant is a non-profit, a copy of the non-profit documentation (e.g., copy of the 501(c)(3)) must be attached.
The Updating the Applicant Profile Resource includes step-by-step instructions for updating the Applicant Profile in e-snaps.
Any Collaborative Applicant that fails to submit its final CoC Registration by 5:00 PM, your local time on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, will not be able to apply for funds in the FY 2015 CoC Program Competition. Only CoCs that successfully submitted the final CoC review to HUD will be able to access the FY 2015 CoC Consolidated Application. Consequently, the CoC will be unable to apply for funds.

Questions?

If you have questions pertaining to e-snaps technical issues or CoC Review, please submit your questions to the e-snaps Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. To submit a question to the e-snaps AAQ portal, select “e-snaps” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.
If you have questions related to the CoC Program Interim Rule or a policy related question, please submit your questions to the CoC Program Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. To submit a question to the CoC Program AAQ portal, select “CoC Program” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.


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Announcing the 2015 IIMHL Exchange and Conference


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Announcing the 2015 IIMHL Exchange and Conference
The International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) is a unique collaborative that focuses on improving mental health and addictions services by connecting leaders globally to share innovations and build partnerships with colleagues.
IIMHL is a collaboration of eight countries: Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. SAMHSA is a founding member of the Initiative.
2015 Leadership Exchange
September 21–25, 2015
Jointly hosted with the International Initiative for Disability Leadership, this week-long learning event will take place in Canada, in collaboration with the United States, September 21–25, 2015. The Exchange consists of two events: Leadership Matches and the Combined Meeting.
Leadership Matches
September 21–22, 2015
Participants will be welcomed by peers at host sites both in Canada and the United States for focused exchanges and discussions on themes including children and youth, disaster response, and mental health and seniors.
IIMHL Combined Meeting—Accelerating Change Toward Mental Health, Well-Being, and Inclusion
September 24–25, 2015
A combined conference will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia. Participants will discuss how to move the behavioral health field forward by sharing the work being done in each country and by developing ongoing collaborations and action plans.
Because of high demand, registration for the conference is limited to 375 leaders; allocation of seats to each country will be in effect. Leadership exchanges are open to additional attendees, and it is permissible to attend either one or both the leadership exchange and the conference.