CDBG Procurement Guidelines and Procedures
This video presentation along with the Procurement 101 Handout expounds and clarifies CDBG Procurement Guidelines and Procedures as defined in the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations, Title 2, Subtitle A, Chapter II, Part 200 – Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (commonly referred to as the Super-Circular) and the Code of Alabama 1975, Title 39, Public Works.
CDBG Engineering Compliance Training
Presentation of the CDBG Engineering Compliance training focusing on the responsibilities of the Engineer and the required submittals.
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
This presentation provides guidance for local governments to comply with the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s administrative requirements issued pursuant to the Housing and Community Development Act and related laws concerning the periodic conduct of “assessments of fair housing” (AFH) by units of local government which receive CDBG grant funds for projects in their communities (counties, cities, and towns). Units of local government awarded a federally-funded Community Development Block Grant are responsible for adhering to these AFH guidelines in pursuance of identifying and eliminating existing obstacles to fair housing choice.
Acquisition and Right-of-Way Overview
This presentation offers an explanation of the Acquisitions of real property and the understanding of Rights-of-Way, along with temporary and permanent easements, in accordance with the requirements of the Uniform Relocation Act (URA) and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970. The video and accompanying PDF documents also provide an overview regarding the planning cycle to include acquisitions and easements, as well as the legal responsibilities to affected property owners and displaced persons. The PDF document contains many links to HUD, Federal Highway Administration (FWHA), Section 104(d), Code of Alabama Title 18: Eminent Domain, and more.
CDBG Environmental Compliance Training
Presentation of the CDBG Environmental Compliance training focusing on the responsibilities of the Certifying Officer and environmental review basics.
This presentation provides guidance for local governments to comply with the U. S. Department of Labor’s administrative requirements issued pursuant to the Davis-Bacon Act and related laws concerning labor standards applicable to CDBG construction projects in local communities (counties, cities, and towns). Units of local government, construction contractors and their employees working on such federally-funded construction projects are responsible for adhering to these labor standards pertaining to regular and overtime hours worked, straight-time and over-time compensation paid to employees, payroll requirements, record-keeping requirements, and related matters. Guidance is also provided for determining the proper Wage Decisions to accompany Notices of Start of Construction on such CDBG projects.
Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity
An overview of the Civil Rights laws that affect CDBG programs. Initiatives and compliance measures discussed include Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, Citizen Participation, and Section 3.
Proper Closeout Procedures – CDBG Staff
PDF presentation reviewing requirements for a timely and complete Close-out of CDBG projects. Close-out verifies that CDBG funds have been properly spent and that the city/county complied with requirements in completing its program. The timeliness of close-out and the content of the information presented may be a factor for the evaluation of future CDBG applications.
NOTE: where eligibility for any grant is subject to close-out of earlier grants, acceptable closeout documents, which require no changes, must have be received in ADECA’s office by March 31 of that same year (not postmarked) for the grant to be considered closed-out.