Upcoming events

    • October 29, 2019
    • October 31, 2019
    • Durham County Human Services Building

    Training Venue Location:

    Durham County Human Services Building

    414 E. Main Street Durham, NC 27701 Course

    Overview: The course will provide a basic, but comprehensive overview of the CDBG program. This course will provide a hands-on approach to learning the program through lecture and in-class exercises. Course participants will learn how to read the regulations, how to determine timeliness in spending CDBG funds, what activities are eligible under the program, how to document national objectives, and how to calculate Low-Mod Income (LMI) benefit. Participants will also learn important program definitions, the components of the Consolidated Plan and the Annual Action Plan, what’s covered under the administration and planning activities, and grantee responsibility for monitoring sub-recipients. Class participants will also learn the difference 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 financial administration information related to program management and other federal cross-cutting regulations related to the program.
    Course participants will receive a comprehensive training manual that includes the CDBG program regulations and other important notices and requirements. A course agenda and registration form is attached. In order to ensure a spot for you in this class, please register directly online at https://ncdaonline.regfox.com/durham-cdbg-basics
    There will be a course exam (which must be taken on site) on the final day of the course. The exam is not 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. In order to get the Certificate, you must take and pass the test. You may take the test in hard copy or online. If you take it online (laptop, tablet or smartphone) you will immediately receive your score and certificate by email.
    Class schedule is from 9am - 4:30pm on the first and second days of class. Please arrive 15 minutes early on the first day of the training for registration purposes. Class will end on the 3rd day at approximately noon, and the exam (4 hour maximum) may be started immediately after class or after a brief lunch break. You may bring a lunch to the exam room. 

    For more information, click here.

    • December 10, 2019
    • December 11, 2019
    • School of Government UNC-Chapel Hill

    Development Finance Toolbox


    December 10-11, 2019

    School of Government, UNC-Chapel Hill

    How do local governments use public-private partnerships and finance tools to stimulate private investment and revitalize Main Street?

    How do local governments use public-private partnerships for development? What finance tools are available to local governments to revitalize Main Street? North Carolina communities can select from a wide array of financing tools in their efforts to attract and grow businesses, improve real estate, and build community assets. In order to select the right approach for your development project, it helps to understand the options. Participants in this course will learn the basics of development finance tools used by North Carolina local governments to achieve their community and economic development goals.

    Program Topics:

    ·     Opportunity Zones and the Local Government Role

    ·     Federal financing programs and tax credit financing

    ·     Local government capital financing

    ·     Tax increment financing (TIF) and synthetic TIF

    ·     Business improvement districts

    ·     Attracting private investment to Main Street

    ·     Public-Private Partnerships for Redevelopment

    ·     Pre-course workshop: Fundamentals of Developer Real Estate Financing
    The pre-course workshop (held on the first morning of the course) is included in the registration fee. The workshop content is
    designed specifically to help you learn basics of calculating an estimated return on investment and different ways of thinking about debt and equity, so you can heighten your intuition about worthwhile projects. The workshop lays the foundation for the rest of the course, so attendance is strongly encouraged.

    Who Should Attend:

    Elected officials; city and county managers, assistant managers, and clerks; and community and economic development professionals seeking a greater understanding of the development finance options available to North Carolina local governments.


    Thanks to the generous support of Duke Energy, a limited number of partial scholarships will be awarded to managers who attend the entirety of the Development Finance Toolbox program together with an elected official from the same jurisdiction. 

    Scholarships are also available through the Local Government Federal Credit Union. Application deadline is September 1 and December 1.

    See the course registration page for details.


    For the course agenda, scholarship information and to register online, visit www.sog.unc.edu/node/1184.

    For more information:

    Contact Alycia Inserra, Program Management Team Lead, at aginserra@sog.unc.edu / 919.843.7736

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