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Register Today: 2017 Basically CDBG for Entitlement & State Grantees - New Orleans, LA - March 13-15

This training provides answers to common Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) questions and highlights the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) interpretation of key policy issues.
Participants will learn:
  • CDBG National Objectives & Eligible Activities
  • Program Administration & Financial Management
  • Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) Performance Measurement & Reporting/Recordkeeping
  • CDBG-Disaster Recovery (DR) eligible activities and requirements
  • State CDBG basic requirements - offered in Denver (with Video Teleconferencing (VTC) in Fort Worth) and Atlanta only
This is a 3-day training, with an additional half day covering State CDBG requirements in Denver (with VTC in Fort Worth) and Atlanta. The training includes a combination of lecture and hands-on exercises.

Who Should Attend?

This training is intended for all State & Entitlement grantees. Please note that each grantee is limited initially to one (1) staff member.

Schedule of Training Deliveries

Location: Dates Registration Link:
New Orleans, LA March 13-15th, 2017 Register Now
*Denver, CO TBD Registration Not Open
Atlanta, GA TBD Registration Not Open
*With VTC in Fort Worth
State grantees may register for the New Orleans training, but are encouraged to attend the Denver and Atlanta trainings, which will include modules specifically for States.

Additional Information

Please note, your enrollment in the class does not guarantee confirmation. You will receive a confirmation email entitled “Confirmation: Basically CDBG” once your enrollment has been approved. Please do not make any non-refundable travel arrangements until you receive an email confirmation notice. HUD cannot be responsible for penalties incurred due to cancelled arrangements.
After each grantee’s first registrant, additional CDBG staff will be waitlisted and will only be permitted to register if the training does not reach capacity. Due to the limited availability of training seats, for-profit corporations, consultants, and consulting firms are not permitted to register for Basically CDBG classes. CDBG grant administrators may be permitted to attend on a case by case basis.
The first round of registration for the New Orleans training closes on February 6, 2017. HUD will review the registration list at this time and send out the first round of confirmations. Registrations will be accepted after that date, but we cannot guarantee that there will still be space available.
Registration announcements for the subsequent trainings in Denver (with VTC connection to Ft. Worth) and Atlanta will be forthcoming.

Training Point of Contact

Anne Jordan | 202-649-3917 |

Registering for 2017 Basically CDBG for Entitlement & State Grantees - New Orleans, LA

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:
Create an Account on the HUD Exchange

  1. Go to the HUD Exchange (
  2. Click Log In (at the upper right).
  3. Click Create an Account.
  4. Fill out the form, and click the Create Account button.
Your account has been created. You will receive a confirmation email.

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 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.

Additional Instructions

To find out more information about upcoming trainings and access materials from previously held trainings, go to HUD Exchange Trainings.
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Correction: HUD Publishes Coordinated Entry Requirements and Checklist of Essential Elements

Correction: HUD Publishes Coordinated Entry Requirements and Checklist of Essential Elements
This message is being sent to correct the requirement date of the Notice. Each CoC is expected to establish or update its coordinated entry process in accordance with the interim rule and this Notice by January 23, 2018; not July 4, 2017.
On January 23, 2017, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a Notice Establishing Additional Requirements for a Continuum of Care (CoC) Centralized or Coordinated Assessment System (the Notice) regarding the development and implementation of Coordinated Entry. HUD has also published a Checklist of Essential Elements (the Checklist) to provide communities with a comprehensive list of coordinated entry requirements outlined in the Notice as well as additional recommended and optional policy considerations.

The Notice

The Notice establishes new requirements that CoCs and recipients of CoC Program and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program funding must meet related to the development and use of a centralized or coordinated assessment system. It also provides guidance on additional policies that communities should consider incorporating into written policies and procedures to achieve improved outcomes for people experiencing homelessness. Each CoC is expected to establish or update its coordinated entry process in accordance with the interim rule and this Notice by January 23, 2018.

Critical components of the Notice include:

  • Core components remain unchanged – The Notice adds additional requirements but does not change the core components of the coordinated entry requirements from the CoC Program interim rule. Coordinated entry processes must still cover the entire CoC, be easily accessible, well-advertised, and include standardized tools and processes. They must still cover access, assessment, and referral.
  • Definitions and additional requirements – The Notice clarifies the definitions of a variety of terms, including assessment, scoring, prioritization, and determining eligibility, and adds additional requirements for the development and implementation of coordinated entry processes. The additional requirements are each written with specific elements that must be included by the CoC into coordinated entry policies and procedures. They cover every aspect of coordinated entry, from prevention, outreach, and emergency services, to prioritization, participant autonomy, staff training, data security, and ongoing planning.
  • Additional Policy Considerations – The Notice includes several additional policy considerations that communities are encouraged but not required to consider. Topics include, implementing a person-centered approach, the importance of cultural and linguistic competencies, progressive and phased approaches to assessment tools and process, the incorporation of mainstream partners, data and using HMIS, and the role of waiting lists.

The Checklist of Essential Elements

The Checklist identifies aspects of coordinated entry that are required, recommended as good practice but not required, and those that may be appropriate for some CoCs but are not universally applicable. It is designed to help your community:
  • Identify key aspects of design, implementation, and management
  • Compare the list against existing plans or practices
  • Develop a set of policies and procedures to support processes and functions
HUD will be publishing additional guidance in the coming months to complement the Checklist. All Coordinated Entry Resources can be accessed from the Coordinated Entry Landing Page. If you have a question, please submit it to the HUD Exchange Ask A Question (AAQ) portal.
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