2019 CDA Workshops and Training Sessions

To assist applicants in the RFP and NOFA processes, CDA periodically holds training sessions to assist in the development of proposals. Please check back regularly for details on upcoming sessions.

2019 Training Sessions for Developers and Contractors

CDA Developer and Contractor Training Sessions 2018

CDA Hosts Housing Development Training Sessions

Starting on July 11, 2019, CDA will host five capacity-building workshops designed to assist small-scale developers, general contractors and community development corporations (CDCs) interested in applying for CDBG and/or HOME funds to complete residential development activities.

The sessions are free and open to all developers, general contractors and community organizations. Sessions are detailed below. 

1. Project Selection and Environmental Review: Please join CDA on Thursday, July 11 at 3:00 p.m. for an important workshop designed to introduce CDA development to potential developers. CDA staff will present ways to look at potential projects, the importance of the CDA conducted Environmental Review, and provide a high level discussion on the design process and other requirements for CDA funded projects. The characteristics of a successful project and compliance topics, such as MBE/WBE certification, Section 3 requirements, Davis-Bacon and other federal guidelines will be discussed. 

View our 2019 Capacity Building Presentation

2. Housing Proposals: NOFA Best Practices: Please join CDA on Thursday, July 18 at 3:00 p.m. for an important workshop designed to assist developers as they prepare to apply for CDBG and/or HOME funds through CDA’s Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The session will be divided in half – the first part will cover the For-Sale application and its completion. The second part will cover the Rental application and its completion. Special attention will be paid to construction and development budgets.

3. Introduction to Architecture, Design, and Section 106 Standards: Please join CDA on Thursday, July 25 at 3:00 p.m. for a workshop that focuses on architectural and Section 106 requirements along with requirements for historic districts within the City of St. Louis. Special attention will be paid to working with the Cultural Resources Office and the value of engaging that office early in the process to eliminate uncertainty. View Design Guidlines slides

4. Building a Successful Development Team: Please join CDA on Thursday, August 1 at 3:00 p.m. for a workshop designed to assist developers in building a team for a successful CDA project. Speakers representing banks, insurance, title, architecture, historic consulting and disbursing will be available to provide insight into their professions and answer questions.

5. Round Table Discussion: Please join CDA on Thursday, August 8, at 3:00 p.m. as we host a round table discussion with four developers/general contractors familiar with CDA and the NOFA process. Each of the participants has been awarded CDA funding in the past through a NOFA round.

Discover lessons learned, successes and best practices for a successful CDA development project. 

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