Department of Economic Opportunity, Division of Community Development  


    Division of Community Development

    Small Cities CDBG FFY 2012 Implementation Workshop

    The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announces its annual Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Implementation Workshop in April for representatives of communities that are receiving Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2012 funding.

    The three-day workshop will cover the following grant-related topics: subgrant provisions; fair housing, equal employment, Section 504/Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 3 requirements; procuring professional services and construction contracts; requesting wage decisions and enforcing labor standards; performing the environmental review; handling conflicts of interest and citizen complaints; regulations related to acquisition; financial management requirements; requesting modifications; maintaining records; filling out reimbursement requests; filing audits and other reports; on-site monitoring; and requesting administrative closeout. Representatives from the Florida Commission on Human Relations will provide training on the State and Federal Fair Housing Laws. A laptop will be needed to participate in some of the hands-on exercises. A copy of the workshop agenda will be available on the Small Cities CDBG web page at by March 1, 2013.

    The workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. on April 2, 2013, at the Hilton Ocala, 3600 SW 36th Avenue in Ocala, Florida. The workshop will end at approximately 4:00 p.m. on April 4, 2013.

    Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop is asked to advise the agency at least seven days before the workshop by contacting Roger Doherty at (850) 717-8417. 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).

    If you have any questions, contact Roger Doherty, Small Cities CDBG Planning Manager, at (850) 717-8417 or by e-mail at

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