Register Today: IDIS for CDBG Entitlement Grantees Training - Newark, NJ

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Register Today: IDIS for CDBG Entitlement Grantees Training - Newark, NJ

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Block Grant Assistance is pleased to announce a series of five Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grantees training classes in Fall 2016.
This training will provide CDBG grantees with hands-on training on the IDIS system, including recent updates. The session will specifically focus on CDBG requirements, screens, reporting, the new Section 108 component, and Grant-Based Accounting (GBA).

Who Should Attend?

This training is open to CDBG grantees. For the Newark, Fort Worth, Seattle, and San Diego sessions, entitlement grantees will receive priority enrollment. For the Jacksonville session, which will focus on the State CDBG program, States will receive priority enrollment. Only one representative per grantee will be accepted into the training.
Please note that submitting a registration request does not guarantee you a seat at the training. Due to limited space, registrations will be reviewed and approved prior to confirmation. You will receive a confirmation email if you are accepted into the training. Please do not make non-refundable travel arrangements until you receive a confirmation email from the Training Point of Contact.
For more information, visit the IDIS for CDBG Entitlement Grantees News page.

Schedule of Deliveries

Location Date Registration
Newark, NJ September 28-29, 2016 Register Now
Fort Worth, TX TBD Registration TBA
Seattle, WA TBD Registration TBA
Jacksonville, FL (State CDBG Session) TBD Registration TBA
San Diego, CA TBD Registration TBA

Registering for the IDIS for CDBG Entitlement Grantees Training

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

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To find out more information about upcoming trainings and access materials from previously held trainings, go to HUD Exchange Training and Events.

News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness


 United States Interagency 
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August 18, 2016

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Voices of Youth Count Offers Model for Youth-Informed and Youth-Led Homelessness Counts
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Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
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The more than 20 federal agencies, including USICH, that make up the Federal Interagency Reentry Council
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U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, 1275 First Street, NE, Suite 227, Washington, DC 20552