LINCOLN, NEB. (March 27, 2008)—While all municipalities and counties awarded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding are required to employ certified administrators, and those administrators must periodically retrain and retest to update or renew their certification, the training offers benefits beyond securing that requisite piece of paper.
For Jacque Haupt and Candy Kuntz, grant administrators with Miller & Associates Consulting Engineers, P.C., in Kearney, the case studies have been invaluable, offering them solutions to challenging issues. They appreciate that they can take individual refresher courses for portions of the CDBG program they deal with less frequently, as opposed to retaking the entire training.
The program updates help them smoothly administer the program and correctly submit reports and draw downs the first time. And overall, the training has provided them with a good venue for sharing the struggles and insights of administering CDBG funding.
Training is being offered May 13-16 at Southeast Community College’s Continuing Education Center, 301 S. 68th St. Place in Lincoln. May 13 will cover CDBG program requirements for “Labor Standards” and how to “Prepare for a DED Monitor Visit”; May 14 will focus on “Environmental Reviews”; and May 15 will review “Grantee Financial Management”. On May 16, topics pertinent to Certified Administrators will be reviewed including “National Objectives” and “Activity Eligibility—information will highlight contractual requirements, the environmental review process, requesting funds and reporting requirements.
Registration check in will begin at 8 a.m. and the workshop at 8:30 a.m.
CDBG Certified Administrators training will be held July 23-25 for individuals who expressly want to become certified CDBG administrators. Attendees must complete the full two-day certification training and successfully pass a written exam. The exam is optional for individuals who want to receive the training, but do not want to become certified. Check in will begin at 8 a.m., and training, at 8:30 a.m.
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