DOL Releases New Webinar in "Promoting Employment for Homeless Veterans" Series

DOL Releases New Webinar in "Promoting Employment for Homeless Veterans" Series 
New webinar recording available from DOL, NVTI series 
The Department of Labor (DOL) and National Veterans Training Institute (NVTI) have developed a series of webinars supporting employment for homeless veterans. This webinar series is supported by the NCHV TA Center.
Designed as an education tool for American Job Center Staff, the webinars are a great free resource for service providers. In addition to providing training on employment tools and interventions for new staff members and partner agencies, the webinars can provide a foundation to strengthen your relationship with local AJC staff.
There are now five webinars available through this series – Promoting Employment for Homeless Veterans, Overcoming Barriers to Employment, Building Partnerships with Service Providers, Assisting Ex-Offenders, and the newest addition -Employer Engagement. The webinars are prerecorded and are available at http://www.nvti.ucdenver.edu/HomelessVeteransWebinars.htm. Find your local AJC here: http://jobcenter.usa.gov/.

Half of low-income Americans don't have this:




The White House


Half of low-income Americans don't have this:
Right now, even though more than 98 percent of Americans have access to internet service, one in four doesn't have it at home.
For low-income Americans, that number jumps to one in two.
(Scroll down to take a look at an infographic laying out exactly what that "digital divide" looks like.)
This is a problem. A high-speed connection is no longer a nice-to-have for the privileged few. Increasingly, you need an internet connection to find a job, to do your homework, and to stay in touch with the people you know. It's an economic necessity when it comes to communicating, collaborating, and doing business on a global scale.
We're doing something big to fix this. Today, the President is traveling to Durant, Oklahoma to announce ConnectHome -- a new pilot program launching in 27 cities and one tribal nation, and initially helping to connect more than 275,000 low-income households with the support they need to access the internet at home.
And, ahead of his remarks, make sure you take a look at what the "digital divide" in America looks like:
See the full infographic here.



Reminder to Register Today: Hear from Your Peers Webinar – Successful Housing and Healthcare Integration Strategies - July 21, 1-2 pm 


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Reminder to Register Today:
Hear from Your Peers Webinar - Successful Housing and Healthcare Integration Strategies - July 21, 1-2 PM EDT


Listen live to this webinar featuring two CoC grantees discussing how they have forged community-wide linkages that help assure access and continuity of housing, needed healthcare and support services, and employment opportunities for people experiencing housing instability, homelessness and chronic homelessness.
Panelists include: Roula K. Sweis, M.A., Psy.D., Supervisory Program Advisor, HUD’s Office of the Assistant Secretary, Community Planning and Development; Leslie Tallyn, M.A., Chief Clinical Operations Officer, Central City Concern, Portland, OR; and Christopher Molinelli, CEO, HONOR, Middletown, NY.

Who Should Attend?

This webinar primarily targets agencies administering HUD-funded CoC and HOPWA housing and supportive services. It will be particularly relevant to administrators and program planners responsible for developing agency-specific protocols and those who participate in community-level systems planning and development.
  • This webinar is also open to the following U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grantees due to their key role in collaborating with HUD’s grantees to address the healthcare needs of people experiencing homelessness:
  • Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Ryan White and Health Center grantees;
  • Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) Runaway and Homeless Youth Program grantees;
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Targeted Homeless and HIV Programs grantees.

Participants will learn:

  • How a one-stop center in an urban setting and a multi-faceted agency serving both small city and rural communities integrate their offerings with mainstream and targeted resources to assure seamless service delivery for a wide range of eligible participants.
  • Successful strategies for creating and sustaining Housing First permanent supportive housing in both single-site and scattered-site locations.
  • Effective methods for forging long-term linkages between federally qualified health centers, healthcare for the homeless providers, managed care organizations and the multiple case management and housing organizations that are associated with their respective homeless continuums of care.
  • The demonstrated positive impact that having staff dedicated to forging and maintaining these linkages at the client, provider and system levels is having in two very contrasting communities.

Registration Instructions:

The webinar is limited to 1,000 participants and registration is required to join the webinar.
To register, please complete and submit the Webinar Registration Form. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with the webinar meeting link and call-in number.
If you are unable to participate in the webinar you can still view it at a later time. The webinar will be recorded and available for future viewing on the HUD Exchange Training and Events page. Materials referenced by the presenters will also be available through the HUD Exchange.
If you have any registration questions, please contact Donald Chamberlain at (206) 409-8588 or donald@sound-thinking.org
This webinar is part of a series of webinars being developed through HUD's Healthcare and Housing (H²) TA initiative. Sign up for the HUD Exchange Mailing List to learn about future webinars.


Registration Reminder: Emergency Solutions Grants Program: Using IDIS for Financial Management Webinar - July 23, 2015 - 2:00 PM EDT


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Registration Reminder:
Emergency Solutions Grants Program: Using IDIS for Financial Management Webinar - July 23, 2015 - 2:00 PM EDT


This presentation is the first of three webinars designed to provide an overview of how recipients can use IDIS for effective financial management of their Emergency Solutions Grants program. This introductory webinar reviews the implementation of Grant Based Accounting principles for ESG, highlights the key ESG financial management capabilities of IDIS data, identifies the components of ESG financial management reports in IDIS, and begins to explain how recipients can use these reports for financial management of the ESG program.

Who Should Attend?

The Emergency Solutions Grants Program: Using IDIS for Financial Management is relevant to all ESG recipients and financial management staff responsible for funding and drawing ESG funds in IDIS, and any relevant CoC partners.

Training Point of Contact

Chris Pitcher | 202-374-3380 | Chris.Pitcher@icfi.com
To find out more information about upcoming trainings and access materials from previously held trainings, go to HUD Exchange Training and Events.

Registering for the Emergency Solutions Grants Program: Using IDIS for Financial Management Webinar

Access the registration page below and then select Register Now on the right side of the page.

If you have not yet registered for an HUD Exchange Learn account:
  • Go to the HUD Exchange (www.hudexchange.info)
  • Click Login to My HUD Exchange
  • Click Create an Account
  • Fill out the Personal Information and Login Information sections
  • Click the Step 2 button
  • Click the Register button. (All fields in Step 2 are optional, and you may register without completing this section.)
  • Your account has been created. You will receive a confirmation email
If you have already registered for an HUD Exchange Learn account:
  • Enter your Username and Password; select Log in
  • After registering, you will be brought directly to the course detail page in HUD Exchange Learn
  • Select the checkbox next to the class name and location and then select Enroll in this Class
If you are unsure if you have an HUD Exchange Learn account:
  • Go to the HUD Exchange Login page, and enter your email address into the field: Forget Username or Password?
  • If a username for that email address already exists, you will receive an email with a temporary password that you can use to follow the steps above. If not, you’ll receive an error message.


Register Today: Grant-Based Accounting for CDBG Grantees Webinar - July 29, 2015 - 2:00 PM EDT 


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Register Today:
Grant-Based Accounting for CDBG Grantees Webinar - July 29, 2015 - 2:00 PM EDT 


This webinar to be held on July 29, 2015, is designed for CDBG grantees as an introduction to Grant-Based Accounting principles and practices.
Participants will learn:
  • The reason for the change to Grant-Based Accounting for FY 2015 and beyond
     
  • How the “Division of Funding Sources” will operate in IDIS
     
  • The mechanics of revising vouchers
     
  • The impact of expenditure deadlines
     
  • The impact on the Action Plan and CAPER
     
  • Where to find updated GBA information on the HUD Exchange
     
  • How to obtain answers to additional questions (via the IDIS AAQ desk)

Who Should Attend?

Registration will be limited to one staff member per grantee only in order to accommodate as many grantee organizations as possible.
The Grant-Based Accounting for CDBG Grantees Webinar is relevant to CDBG grantees (including Entitlement Communities, States, Insular Areas, Non-Entitlement Counties in Hawaii), and IDIS users. This webinar is limited to 1,500 participants and registration for this training will close either once maximum capacity has been reached or one hour prior to the webinar start time – whichever occurs first.

Training Point of Contact

Deirdre Tomlinson | 781.373.7073 | ATT@air.org
To find out more information about upcoming trainings and access materials from previously held trainings, go to HUD Exchange Training and Events.

Registering for the Grant-Based Accounting for CDBG Grantees Webinar

Access the registration page below and then select Register Now on the right side of the page.
If you have not yet registered for a HUD Exchange Learn account:
  1. Select Create an Account
  2. Enter your information on Steps 1 and 2 of the registration page
  3. Select Register
  4. You will be brought directly to the course detail page in HUD Exchange Learn and an email containing your username will be sent to you. Keep this for future use.
  5. Select the checkbox next to the class name and location and then select Enroll in this Class
If you have already registered for an HUD Exchange Learn account:
  1. Enter your Username and Password; select Log in
  2. If prompted to fill out additional information, please do so, and select Update
  3. You will be brought directly to the course detail page in HUD Exchange Learn
  4. Select the checkbox next to the class name and location and then select Enroll in this Class
If you are unsure if you have a HUD Exchange Learn account:
  • Go to the HUD Exchange Login page, and enter your email address into the field: Forget Username or Password?
  • If a username for that email address already exists, you will receive an email with a temporary password that you can use to follow the steps above. If not, you’ll receive an error message.

Additional Instructions

Additional instructions and screenshots are available in the HUD Exchange Learn User Guide. After you have successfully registered for HUD Exchange Learn, you can register for upcoming trainings/webinars.