The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announces its December 2016 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Application Preparation Training for representatives of non-entitlement local governments that are eligible to apply for Federal Fiscal Year 2016 funding.

Topics Covered

The one-day classes will include hands-on exercises and will cover the following topics:

  • Eligibility and Eligible Activities
  • CDBG Definitions
  • Citizen Participation Requirements
  • Defining Service Areas
  • Surveying Beneficiaries
  • Requirements for Readiness-to-Proceed Point
  • Economic Development
  • Fair Housing Requirements
  • Procuring Professional Services
  • Rejection Issues
  • Completing the Application Form


  • Chipley:
    • December 15, 2016, 9:00 a.m. − 4:00 p.m., Central Time
  • Lake City:
    • December 16, 2016, 9:00 a.m. − 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time


  • Chipley:
    • Design Building Conference Room
    • Florida Department of Transportation District 3 Office
    • 1074 Highway 90
  • Lake City:
    • Madison Room
    • Florida Department of Transportation District 2 Office
    • 1109 South Marion Avenue

Training Reservations

Training reservations must be made online prior to December 15, 2016:

Special Accommodations

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this class is asked to advise the agency at least seven days before the class by contacting Patrick Howard at (850) 717-8418. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (voice).

Additional Information

An equal opportunity employer/program.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
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