January Webinar: CDBG-DR: Explained

Date:  Thursday, January 9

Time:  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Price:  Free

Registration Deadline: January 9 at 11:00 am ET

Instructions will be emailed on Tuesday, January 7

Questions? Please contact webinar@iedconline.org


Join IEDC on Thursday, January 9 to learn about the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery program and its many uses for economic recovery and resilience. We’ll discuss the role of economic development professionals in the CDBG-DR process, including Action Plans and strategies for economic revitalization.

We'll cover:

- an overview of the CDBG-DR program
- best practices for economic developers looking to access CDBG-DR funding
- case studies of successful CDBG-DR projects

Ahead of the webinar, please take a moment to fill out a brief questionnaire on your experiences with CDBG-DR.




Sue Southon
Senior Technical Specialist

Sue Southon is a development professional, trainer and strategic planner with over 35 years of experience in economic development and affordable housing production. She has assisted major disaster recovery initiatives in Louisiana, New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the US Virgin Islands, the City of Houston and Harris County, Texas. Sue served as a HUD technical assistance provider to CDBG-DR grantees; and has assisted grantees directly to develop a variety of disaster recovery programs, assisting with organizational structure, staffing projections, and monitoring and compliance protocols.

John Zakian
Chief Resilience Officer
City of Minot, ND

John Zakian, CEcD, has twenty years of comprehensive economic development and disaster recovery experience. He’s worked with disaster-impacted communities to promote economic recovery and resilience across the country, leading projects along the Gulf Coast to create long-term recovery plans after Hurricane Katrina, working with FEMA to coordinate needs assessments and strategic plans for Alabama communities damaged by tornadoes in 2011, and presently serving as the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Minot, North Dakota. John also assisted Florida Panhandle communities as a Team Leader for the Special Gulf Coast Recovery Initiative in 2010.


Instructions and Technology

Instructions and dial-in information will be sent up to three days in advance and a minimum of two times. If you do not receive an email from IEDC or GoToWebinar 24 hours prior to the start of the web seminar, it is your responsibility to email webinar@iedconline.org. No refunds or credits will be given for not receiving the dial-in information for the webinar.


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• Using Desktop VoIP: A computer equipped with the following:
-- a supported sound card
-- speakers or headphones
-- a microphone (for speaking during the conference)


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• Broadband Internet connection

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