On June 15, 2020, HUD hosted a webinar to assist new grantees transition from developing the action plan to implementing projects and activities. This webinar discussed topics such as staffing, systems, project management, quality assurance and recordkeeping.
HUD encourages CDBG-DR grantees to view this webinar on the HUD Exchange.
There are a few different models a State CDBG-DR grantee may choose to use when implementing CDBG-DR funds.
Direct implementation model where the State CDBG-DR grantee administers the programs directly,
Partner model where the State CDBG-DR grantee funds other agencies, nonprofits, subrecipients, and contractors to administer the programs,
Method of distribution model where the State CDBG-DR grantee provides funding to Units of General Local Government to administer the programs, or
A combination of these implementation models.
When considering which model to select, grantees should assess the capacity of each entity to determine if the entity can administer the funds compliantly and timely. As a reminder, if a State CDBG-DR grantee is using a method of distribution, they must describe in their action plan how they will allocate its CDBG funds to the UGLG.
Additionally, HUD has developed a series of CDBG-DR toolkits that guide grantees through specific grant implementation activities.