|HUD No. 11-073
(202) 402- 7527
May 2, 2011
HUD AWARDS $23 MILLION TO HELP IMPROVE STATE AND LOCAL HOUSING, HOMELESS AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
Next generation technical and capacity building assistance signals new way of doing business
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded more than $23 million in grants to organizations which will help state and local communities, as well as non-profit organizations, improve their use of federal funds to revitalize neighborhoods, help the homeless and produce more affordable housing.
"These difficult times for our cities, suburbs and rural areas require all of us to work smarter and more efficiently to address the critical needs of our citizens," said HUD Assistant Secretary Mercedes Márquez. "HUD is breaking down silos to offer a more place-based approach to our training and technical assistance. In the end, we're working harder to help communities work better."
The OneCPD Integrated Practitioner Assistance System represents a fundamental change in the way HUD's traditional "program-specific" technical assistance has been structured and delivered over the years. This new "cross-program" approach is intended to build the kind of grantee management systems and capacity necessary to successfully carry out comprehensive and sustainable "place-based" development and revitalization strategies. Just as importantly, OneCPD will allow grantees to "tell their story" of accomplishment by measuring not only the outputs of this technical and capacity building assistance but the outcomes and the impact on their communities as well. The technical and capacity building assistance grants announced today are provided through the Department's Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD).
Included among today's awards are funds to develop and deliver training courses and seminars to improve the core skills commonly needed for the proper administration of many HUD programs. Under HUD Core Curricula for Skills-Based Training, funds will be used to develop "core curricula" training for grantees in several areas, including: Development Finance; Environmental Review and Compliance; Asset Management and Preservation of HUD-Assisted Projects; and Construction and Rehabilitation Management.
The following technical assistance and training providers are receiving grants through HUD's OneCPD and Core Curricula programs:
|Colorado||First Nations Development Institute||Longmont||OneCPD||
|District of Columbia||Dennison Associates, Inc.||Washington||OneCPD||
|Housing Assistance Council||Washington||OneCPD||
|Massachusetts||National Center on Family Homelessness, Inc.||Needham||OneCPD||
|Maryland||Cloudburst Consulting Group Inc.||Landover||Core Curricula||
|Cloudburst Consulting Group Inc.||Landover||OneCPD||
|Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.||Columbia||OneCPD||
|Minnesota||Minnesota Housing Partnership||Saint Paul||OneCPD||
|New York||Corporation for Supportive Housing||New York||OneCPD||
|North Carolina||Training & Development Associates, Inc.||Laurinburg||Core Curricula||
|Training & Development Assoc., Inc.||Laurinburg||OneCPD||
|Virginia||ICF Incorporated, L.L.C.||Fairfax||Core Curricula||
|ICF Incorporated, L.L.C.||Fairfax||Core Curricula||
|ICF Incorporated, L.L.C.||Fairfax||OneCPD||
|Texas||National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders||San Antonio||OneCPD||
|University of Texas-Pan American||Edinburg||OneCPD||
HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and espanol.hud.gov.