HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 11-073
Brian Sullivan
(202) 402- 7527
For Release
May 2, 2011

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:

State Recipient City Award Type
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
  Econometrica, Inc. Bethesda 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


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