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HUD No. 11-073
Brian Sullivan
(202) 402- 7527
FOR RELEASE
Monday
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: 

 

State

Recipient

City

Award Type

Amount

Colorado

First Nations Development Institute

Longmont

OneCPD

$100,000

District of Columbia

Dennison Associates, Inc.

Washington

OneCPD

$200,000

 

Housing Assistance Council

Washington

OneCPD

$650,000

Massachusetts

National Center on Family Homelessness, Inc.

Needham

OneCPD

$700,000

Maryland

Cloudburst Consulting Group Inc.

Landover

Core Curricula

$93,573

 

Cloudburst Consulting Group Inc.

Landover

OneCPD

$4,515,500

 

Econometrica, Inc.

Bethesda

OneCPD

$500,000

 

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Columbia

OneCPD

$4,599,000

Minnesota

Minnesota Housing Partnership

Saint Paul

OneCPD

$750,000

New York

Corporation for Supportive Housing

New York

OneCPD

$125,000

North Carolina

Training & Development Associates, Inc.

Laurinburg

Core Curricula

$203,927

 

Training & Development Assoc., Inc.

Laurinburg

OneCPD

$5,094,500

Virginia

ICF Incorporated, L.L.C.

Fairfax

Core Curricula

$148,750

 

ICF Incorporated, L.L.C.

Fairfax

Core Curricula

$148,750

 

ICF Incorporated, L.L.C.

Fairfax

OneCPD

$4,224,000

Texas

National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders

San Antonio

OneCPD

$900,000

 

University of Texas-Pan American

Edinburg

OneCPD

$350,000

 

 

 

TOTAL

$23,303,000

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