Council of State Community Development Agencies

COSCDA is the premier national association advocating and enhancing the leadership role of states in community development through innovative policy development and implementation, customer-driven technical assistance, education, and collaborative efforts.

Office Closure

A Message from the President:

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has ordered the closure of all non-essential offices in the District to contain the spread of COVID-19.  To comply with her directive, all COSCDA employees will be teleworking and accessible via email and phone during this time.

We appreciate your understanding and flexibility.  Most importantly, all of us at COSCDA wish you and yours good health as we work through this unprecedented national crisis. 

Dianne Taylor

Dianne Taylor
Executive Director

Training Conferences and Events

Virtual COSCDA Annual Training Conference

(HOSted by Governor's office of economic development)
Reno, Nevada
September 27-30, 2021

Virtual Crosscutting Compliance Training Registration

Monday, October 25 thru Thursday, October 28, 2021
Due to the overwhelming response to the initial training, COSCDA is hosting an additional Crosscutting Compliance Training
For Additional Information and to Register Click here
October 25 thru October 28, 2021 compliance training (All series)
October 25, 2021 Environmental review
October 26, 2021 acquisition and relocation
October 27, 2021 Labor standards
October 28, 2021 fair housing and equal opportunity (including 24 cfr part 75)

Training & Resources

COSCDA Training Academy

State Profiles



Additional Resources

CDBG Boot Camp Manual for Purchase

Federal Appropriations Chart

State Homelessness Program Toolkit