Project Description

Community Development Block Grant Assistance and Training in California

Period of Performance: August 2013 – May 2017

Following a broad reorganization within the Housing and Community Development department, Cloudburst provided technical assistance and training to support the State of California in strengthening its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The training series helped communities achieve greater compliance, reduce monitoring findings, and learn new ways to use CDBG funds to meet local needs.

Under this contract, Cloudburst:

  • Increased understanding of the CDBG program for existing and newly-assigned staff within California‚Äôs Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Assisted state officials in improving management and oversight of CDBG expenditures through new tools and updated policies and procedures
  • Provided broad based and detailed training for State staff and staff from units of local government. Webinar training topics included:
    • Overview and National Objectives
      • Eligible Activities
        • Part 1: Housing and Public Services
        • Part 2: Economic Development
        • Part 3: Public Services and Other
    • Procurement
    • Financial Management / Record Keeping
    • Environmental Review