Training Offered Next Week on the Big Island for Federal Grant Applicants

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Non-profits and other organizations interested in pursuing federal funding for projects that benefit low- and moderate-income households are invited to special training sessions on September 22 and 23.

The Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) along with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD Honolulu Office) are coordinating the workshops on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships programs.

HOME Investment Partnerships provide federal funding to assist in developing housing including rental units for very low-income households and individuals, and also to provide rental subsidies. CDBG funding can be used to build projects that benefit low- and moderate-income households and individuals.

Eligible applicants may include public agencies, private non-profit organizations, community-based development organizations, developers, community housing development organizations or other private organizations.

The workshops will provide an overview of the programs including their objectives; the kinds of projects that may be eligible; some of the steps applicants must follow; the reporting requirements; and availability of funding for the programs for 2012.

Mark Chandler, Director of CPD Honolulu will conduct the workshops in Hilo on September 22 at the OHCD Existing Housing Division Conference Room at 1990 Kinoole Street, Room #104 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

A second workshop will be offered in Kona on September 23 at the West Hawai`i Civic Center (Community Meeting Hale, 1st Floor) located at 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy. from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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