CDBG Basics: Training for PractitionersMay 16-18, 2017Murfreesboro, TNLocationPatterson Park Community Center521 Mercury BoulevardMurfreesboro, TN 37130Course OverviewThe National Community Development Association (NCDA) is pleased to announce the delivery of athree-day basic course on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The course willprovide a basic, but comprehensive overview of the CDBG program. This course will provide a hands-onapproach to learning the program through lecture and in-class exercises. Course participants will learnhow to read the regulations, how to determine timeliness in spending CDBG funds, what activities areeligible under the program, how to document national objectives, and how to calculate Low-ModIncome (LMI) benefit. Participants will also learn important program definitions, the components of theConsolidated Plan and the Annual Action Plan, what’s covered under the administration and planningactivities, and grantee responsibility for monitoring sub-recipients. Class participants will also learn thedifference between a sub-recipient, contractor, and a Community-Based Development Organization(CBDO) and their roles, as outlined in the regulations. Class participants will learn important financialadministration information related to program management and other federal cross-cutting regulationsrelated to the program.Course participants will receive a comprehensive training manual that includes the CDBG programregulations and other important notices and requirements. A course agenda and registration form isattached. In order to ensure a spot in the class being held in Murfreesboro, TN , please registerdirectly online at will be a course exam (which must be taken on site) on the final day of the course. The exam isnot mandatory, however, it is an excellent barometer of one’s understanding of the program as a whole.A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those who pass the test with a score of 70 or better.Class schedule is from 9am - 4:30pm on the first and second days of class. Class will end on the 3rd dayat approximately noon, and the exam (4 hour maximum) may be started immediately after class or aftera brief lunch break. You may bring a lunch to the exam room.

CDBG BASICS: TRAINING FOR PRACTITIONERSMurfreesboro, TNMay 16-18, 2017REGISTRATION INFORMATIONREGISTRATION/PAYMENTRegister online at During the registration process, youwill have the option to pay by credit card or to receive an invoice.Confirmation: You should receive a confirmation message from "NCDA Web Site" immediatelyafter the registration process. You should also receive a confirmation message from SteveGartrell, within a day or two. If you do not receive either or both of these confirmations itmeans your registration did not complete and you are not registered. In this case, pleasecontact Steve at [email protected] Registration (register by April 1, 2017)NCDA Member Cities/Counties: 350/personNon-Member Cities/Counties: 450/personPayment Deadline: May 1, 2017; Payment received after this date will incur a 50late feeGeneral Registration (April 2– May 16, 2017)Members: 450Non-Members: 550Payment Deadline: May 16, 2017; Payment received after this date will incur a 50late fee To register go to During the registration process, you will have the option to pay by credit card orreceive an invoice.Cancellation: Cancellation within two weeks of the 1st day of class will result in a penalty of50% of the registration fee.

TRAINING SITE: The training will be held at Patterson Park Community Center, 521 MercuryBoulevard, Murfreesboro, TN 37130Please arrive 15 minutes early on the first day of the training for registration purposes.HOTELTraining participants will be responsible for obtaining their own hotel accommodations andtransportation to and from the training site. Nearby hotels include:Hilton Garden Inn - Murfreesboro1335 Conference Center Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37129-43581 855-618- 4697Hampton Inn & Suites – Murfreesboro325 North Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro, TN 371291 855-605- 0317Doubletree by Hilton Hotel – Murfreesboro1850 Old Fort Pkwy, Murfreesboro, TN 37129-33631 855-605- 0318Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville SE – Murfreesboro1200 Conference Center Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37129-43201 855-605- 0319Holiday Inn Express – Murfreesboro Central165 Chaffin Pl, Murfreesboro, TN 37129-69021 877-859- 5095Sleep Inn – Murfreesboro193 Chaffin Pl, Murfreesboro, TN 37129-69021 855-849- 1513Quality Inn Murfreesboro2135 S Church St, Murfreesboro, TN 37130-55221 855-849- 1513DRESS - Business casualQUESTIONS?Contact Steve Gartrell at [email protected].

NATIONAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATIONCDBG Basics: Training for PractitionersCourse AgendaBreaks will be taken mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Lunch will be on your own from 12:00 - 1:00 onDays One and Two.DAY ONE:9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.IntroductionsCourse ObjectivesAGENDA: DAY 1 Overview Of CDBGHistorical PerspectiveRegulations– How To Read ThemNational Objectives– What Congress Requires– How To DocumentEligible Activities– What are they?– How They Meet A National Objective– Who Can And Can’t Do ThemLimitations On Expenditures– Public Services– AdministrationDAY TWO:9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.AGENDA – DAY 2 Program Administration– The Consolidated Plan & Citizen Participant Plan– Subrecipients, Contractors, and CBDOs– Monitoring– Reporting And Record KeepingFinancial Management– Pre-award Costs– Admin Vs. Project Costs– Audits– Program Income– “Timeliness”– Record Keeping

OTHER FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS– Lead Based Paint– Labor StandardsDAY THREE:9:00 - NoonishAGENDA - DAY 3 Other Federal Requirements Environmental FHEO URA And Section 104(d) Procurement Legal StatusAchieving Quality Conflict Of InterestTestNoonish - 4 p.m.Open Book Test (The test is optional)Don’t forget to complete the course evaluation! Thanks!

will have the option to pay by credit card or to receive an invoice. Confirmation: . Hilton Garden Inn - Murfreesboro . 1 855-618- 4697 Hampton Inn & Suites - Murfreesboro 325 North Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 1 855-605- 0317 Doubletree by Hilton Hotel - Murfreesboro 1850 Old Fort Pkwy, Murfreesboro, TN 37129-3363