Community Development Academy
March 11-13, 2014; April 15-17, 2014
This intensive 6-day course is designed for community development practitioners and covers the concepts, methods, and strategies of community economic development. The course provides community development practitioners with significant perspective and practical skills surrounding community development in North Carolina.
Community development practitioners
The training enables each participant to receive a Certificate of completion, awarded by the School of Government. In order to receive a certificate, participants must attend the entire training course and successfully complete an open-book exam.
Community Development Block Grant funds (specifically, administration funds) can be used to pay for attendance at the Academy. Check with your CDBG program administrator on the availability of funding in your jurisdiction. Non-entitlement communities can contact the Division of Community of the NC Department of Commerce to determine whether they have open CDBG projects with available funds.
Members of the Local Government Federal Credit Union may apply for a scholarship through the following link: www.lgfcu.org/pages/applications.php.
- community development finance
- affordable housing strategies and tools
- role of economic development
- CDBG and related grant programs
- environmental finance
- visioning and citizen participation
- tools for group decision-making
- purchasing and contracting
- measuring success
- grants management
6 days total: 2 three day sessions March 11-13 and April 16-18 2014
This course is held at the School of Government.
A group of rooms at Courtyard by Marriott near the school have been reserved for you at state per diam rate. Please mention that you are with the Community Development Academy course at UNC School of Government to receive the special rate.
Course participants who cancel their registration on or before February 24, 2014 will receive a full refund. Those who cancel on or before March 3, 2014 will receive a full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee. No refund will be made for cancellations made after March 3, 2014. All cancellations must be submitted in writing, as outlined in the School's cancellation policy.