IDIS for CDBG & HOME HUD requires that all entitlements utilize its Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) to prepare and submit plans, report accomplishments, and manage funds. Though IDIS is the primary tool that communities have for conveying information to HUD, it does not exist in a vacuum: the information entered into IDIS connects to the real world in many ways, and each data point must be supported by documentation that can be produced upon request. This course provides a detailed overview of IDIS for CDBG grantees and HOME participating jurisdictions. It covers the setup of plans, projects, activities, and reports; receipting and drawing entitlement and program income funds; tracking and reporting financial and beneficiary data; and addressing problems that arise throughout the year. Most importantly, it ties the electronic environment of IDIS to the real world of files, public meetings, and beneficiaries. There will be two main focal points to the course: 

  • Emphasizing the connection between the structure of consolidated/annual plans with the individual projects/activities and how their accomplishments are reflected in the CAPER; and
  • Strategies for tracking and reporting financial/accomplishment data in a timely and accurate manner throughout the program year, managing differing grant requirements for CDBG v. HOME, and addressing troubled or stalled activities in IDIS.

Attendees who pass the optional exam will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Prerequisite Course - If you have one year or less working with IDIS, we strongly recommend that you take the IDIS Primer training that is available to you On Demand (see below). It will give you a solid footing for taking the Basics course.  As an incentive, we are offering it as a substantial discount to registrants for the IDIS Basics course.  When you register for the IDIS Primer course, use the coupon code IDIS_pod_50 to receive half of the registration fee. 

Register here  for the IDIS Primer on demand course.

Group Discount - You are also encouraged to invite the future leaders on your staff to participate in this great training experience too! NCDA's courses provide early-career professionals and emerging leaders with the tools they need to build their skills. As an added bonus, register yourself and at least four of your colleagues together on this form for a 15% discount off your registration fees. The discount will automatically be taken on registrations on this form of 4 or more people.

  • General Registration through 09/18/23 - $375
    Registration 09/19/23 and later - $425 (CREDIT CARD ONLY)

  • General Registration through 09/18/23 - $475
    Registration 09/19/23 and later - $525 (CREDIT CARD ONLY)

If you don't know your city/county/insular area's membership status, please contact [email protected] to confirm membership.


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This course is eligible for 16 AICP Certificate Maintenance (CM) credits. If you will be requesting AICP CM Credits, click here for the AICP listing for this course. To learn how to log your CM credits with APA, click here. 



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