As a partner in the recovery process, the GLO is committed to providing Technical Assistance and Training to its subrecipients. With current CDBG-DR allocations spanning impacted counties with over 75% of the state’s population, the number of communities participating as subrecipients continues to grow. The GLO continues to conduct kickoff and informational meetings with subrecipients regarding 2015 and 2016 Floods and Hurricane Harvey funds. 

In the upcoming weeks, the GLO will be developing training materials on the most important topics for administering CDBG-DR funds. These topics include:

  • Uniform Relocation Act 
  • Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
  • Davis Bacon
  • Financial Management
  • Procurement
  • Program Income
  • Section 3

Long-Term Disaster Recovery Training

GLO Quarterly HUB Training with Recovery Partners - Inaugural Training

GLO Training Presentations

HUD also provides helpful training tools including in-person trainings and self-paced online trainings ( These HUD-provided resources provide the most up-to-date information from the source.

The GLO also requires its staff to participate in a wide variety of trainings including FEMA and HUD based materials prior to working on recovery grants. The following represents a portion of the GLO’s on-boarding materials:


Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Overview


CDBG Webinar: 2016 Overview of CDBG-DR

CDBG Webinar: 2016 CDBG-DR Action Plans, Citizen Participants, and LEP

CDBG-DR Training: Keys to Effective Grant Administration

HUD Financial Management Curriculum, Modules 101 Intro and 201 A Closer Look

PBS Frontline, “Business of Disaster”

State of Texas Open Government Training Portal, “Public Information Act Training.”

IS-800.c National Response Framework (intro) – 3 hours


IS-2900 National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) Overview – 2 hours

IS-403 Intro to Individual Assistance IA – 1 hour

IS-634 Intro to FEMA’s Public Assistance Program – 4 hours

IS-700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS) Intro