February 24 – 25
Dupont Circle Hotel
Washington, DC

COSCDA will jointly host our Community Development, Housing, and Homelessness Program Mangers Training Conference.

ALSO – Two Post Conference Trainings Added & Executive Roundtable

Note: COSCDA members. There will not be an additional fee for the post conference training if you are registered to attend the program managers training.

NOTE: Non-members must register for the full conference in order to attend either post-conference training.  Members may register for post- conference training only.”

February 26-27 “CDBG Disaster Recovery Training”
This session on CDBG- Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) will provide introductory and basic training targeted for states that:

  • Never had a disaster declaration
  • Not had a disaster in more than 6 years, due to recent major CDBG-DR changes
  • Have new staff for Disaster Recovery

COSCDA is encouraging states to prepare for CDBG-DR funding even though no disaster has occurred because of the increasing number and frequency of disasters.  States with disasters have significant requirements to fulfill before they can receive a contract and there are important differences between the Disaster and regular CDBG programs.  Further, with the many changes to CDBG-DR, even experienced administrators need to learn about the updated requirements.  Prompt ramp up for Disaster Recovery is critical to address disaster needs and demonstrate effectiveness of both CDBG-DR and the regular program.  Also, this training also will assist states that anticipate receiving funding for recent disasters, as well as current CDBG-DR grantees with new Disaster Recovery staff.

February 26 “Homelessness Primer Training (8:30-noon)”
The Homelessness Primer Training will provide basic instruction on the HUD Homelessness Programs, including Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Continuum of Care (CoC) programs, and Homelessness Management Information Systems (HMIS).  The training will be led by former state agency staff using the HUD Homelessness Programs Toolkit.  This session will be an expanded discussion of how to implement these programs, with real life examples of the options to administer these programs.

February 25-26 “Executive Roundtable”
Also available for this year’s conference is an executive roundtable for state agency leaders.  The executive roundtable provides a unique opportunity for agency executives (commissioner, director, etc.) to engage with COSCDA and state colleagues administrating HUD programs.  Following the closing sessions of the conference on Tuesday afternoon, roundtable attendees will reconvene on Wednesday to hear updates from federal agency officials as well as congressional committee staff.  Agency leaders will also participate in a meaningful discussion on common administrative challenges with a focus on successful strategies to improve management outcomes.  The executive roundtable will begin at lunch during the Program Managers Training Conference on Tuesday, February 25 and concludes following Capitol Hill meetings on Wednesday afternoon, February 26.  An agenda will be available soon.

Final conference agenda is available here

Click here to register!

The room block at The Dupont Hotel is now full.  Rooms are still available here at the non-conference rate of $385/night.  COSCDA has reserved additional rooms at The Fairfax Hotel at Embassy Row.  Rooms are available at $184/night (the same rate offered at Dupont Circle Hotel for conference attendees), and the hotel is located two blocks from the conference hotel.  Room reservations are limited.  Please make your reservations by calling The Fairfax Hotel at (202) 293-2100.  The block deadline is January 31.


Tentative Sessions:

  • Welcome and Washington Update
  • Federal Advocacy Briefing
  • Grant Management Systems for States
  • Complying with Uniform Administrative Regulation (2 CFR 200)
  • Housing Counseling – Effective Implementation beyond New Rule
  • Environmental Review:  Coordinating Reviews and HEROS Update
  • Using CDBG for Broadband
  • Opportunity Zone Update
  • NSP and CDBG Grant Closeouts
  • HOME Monitoring Guide
  • Green and Sustainable Building
  • Addressing Youth Homelessness
  • Unsheltered Homelessness and Difficult to Serve Subpopulations
  • Coordinated Entry:  Best Practice and Reassessing What Works
  • Outlook on our Federal Programs
  • Public Opinion on Housing Needs
  • Updates from HUD Community Development, Homelessness, and Housing Officials
  • And more!!