Certification

All CDBG grantees must have a Certified Administrator either on staff or under contract.

Every June, in Augusta, the Office of Community Development conducts a two-day implementation and certification training course. Individuals seeking certification must attend both days of the course. The first day is dedicated to instruct grantees about grant responsibilities and implementation. The municipal employee responsible for the financial aspects of the grant, typically the Treasurer or Finance Director, who will be requesting grant funds and processing drawdowns, is required to attend this portion of the training. The second day covers additional CDBG requirements including federal labor standards, payroll recordkeeping and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The cost of the training is an eligible CDBG expense.

“Save the Date” as well as detailed information on the CDBG training program will be posted, in the Spring, on OCD’s website at http://www.maine.gov/decd/meocd/