CSAC Bulletin Article

Housing and Community Development to Host Webinars on the Community Development Block Grant​s Management System

February 27, 2020

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) will be hosting two webinars for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applicants and grantees on completing a budget and developing and describing project tasks and deliverables in its new CDBG Grants Management System.

The new system, eCivis, allows CDBG and CDBG-DR applicants and grantees to submit applications and financial reports and to manage awards all in one place.

The 2020 CDBG Notice of Funding Availability was issued on January 21, 2020. All applications are required to include a budget, tasks, and deliverables. 

The webinars are open to everyone, but will be tailored to project and program managers, program administrators, support staff, and consultants. Other stakeholders interested in learning about the CDBG program are encouraged to attend.

Before the webinar:

  • Please create a profile in the eCivis portal.
  • Visit the CDBG webpage. Under the “Training and Technical Assistance” section, view the following presentations and/or webinar videos:
    • NEPA Review & Readiness
    • CDBG Program Procurement and Readiness
    • eCivis Grant Management System External User
    • CDBG 101
    • CDBG Redesign

Webinar times and topics are listed below:

March 10, 2020

  • Creating a budget in eCivis, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Register
  • Developing tasks and deliverables in eCivis, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Register

Additional information on the CDBG program is available here.

If you have questions, please email CDBGNOFA@hcd.ca.gov.

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