MCDA hosts three technical assistance conferences each year in spring, fall and winter; and webinars. See below for more information about our events.

Upcoming events

    • October 03, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Muskegon Harbor 939 3rd St, Muskegon, MI 49440

    This training is a unique opportunity to participate in a full day training, offered by Cloudburst Consulting Group, HUD’s leading training contractor for IDIS and the eCon Planning Suite. MCDA is pleased to offer this training in conjunction with Cloudburst to members at a substantial discount.

    This full-day training course will provide a thorough introduction (or review for more experienced users) of how to operate within IDIS and comply with CDBG requirements such as grants-based accounting.  The course is tailored for CDBG staff and managers who want to understand how the various IDIS components link together, including how to make sure IDIS projects and activities align with the eCon Planning Suite to ensure that grantees are ready to efficiently produce their CAPER.

    The training will demonstrate a full range of IDIS functions within the context of CDBG requirements, including:

    • Aligning IDIS activities and projects with Action Plan Goals and Priority Needs in the eCon Planning Suite Overview and Projects

    • Ensuring IDIS data is ready for your CAPER

    • Setting up CDBG activities and reporting accomplishments

    • Activity Funding and drawdowns

    • Grants and Grant Based Accounting

    • CDBG Program Income and Other Receipts

    • MicroStrategy Reports

    • Financial Reporting and CDBG Cleanup

     To keep costs down for this training there will be lunch hour scheduled but lunch and breakfast are on your own. The Holiday Inn has an onsite restaurant and downtown Muskegon offers many affordable lunch spots walking distance from the hotel. to view the schedule, and learn more view the draft agenda

    You are welcome to bring your laptop to follow along but this training is not designed to guide you through the IDIS program for your community, therefore instructors will be presenting and fielding questions pertinent to the entire group. There will not be individual technical support. Wifi is available at no cost in the conference rooms.

    Thank you to the Cloudburst Group for sponsoring this training. Because of their support we are able to offer this training for a reduced fee.

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    The MCDA Annual Fall Conference - Real Communities - Real Solutions

    Following the IDIS training join MCDA for more IDIS content from Cloudburst and much more. View the draft agenda and register for the MCDA Annual Conference.

    Room Block Information

    Make your reservation today with the MCDA Annual Fall Conference special rate of $94.99* per night!

    Reservations: 231-722-0100x3 

    Ask for the MCDA Annual Fall Conference group block

    Group rates will be valid: October 3rd & 4th 2018

    Rates: King Room (3 max per room): $ 94.99

    Double Queen Room (5 max per room): $ 94.99

    * Rates are subject to applicable sales and hotel taxes, currently 15%.

    All reservations must be made on or before September 14th 2018 to receive group discount. Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing hotel rate and availability.

    Online Booking Link

    • October 04, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • October 05, 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn at Muskegon Harbor 939 3rd St, Muskegon, MI 49440


    2018 Annual Fall Conference

    Real Communities, Real Solutions

    The Michigan Community Development Association is proud to present the 2018 Annual Fall Conference - Real Communities, Real Solutions. The event is loaded with top-notch trainers, community development professionals, and peer-to-peer learning.  Whether you work for a small community, a larger entitlement community, a nonprofit or for-profit, you will find sessions to meet your training and professional development needs.

    View the Draft Agenda and register today!  Sessions designed for smaller communities are marked with an asterisk (*) and those aimed toward housing rehabilitation professionals are marked MHRSN. 

    New this year is a pre-conference IDIS training. Don’t miss this opportunity for a full-day training from Cloudburst Consulting Group, HUD’s leading training contractor for IDIS and the eCon Planning Suite. Learn more about the training to be held on Wednesday, October 3 and register here. Note this session conducted by Jon Kunz, Senior Technical and Management Advisor of the Cloudburst Consulting Group, requires separate registration.  

    Registration Notes
    • MCDA members get discounted rates
    • Early registration closes September 12
    • Early rate payment must be post-marked or received by 9/12 (if not received, you will be invoiced for the regular rate)
    • Photos will be taken of the conference and may be used in the future. If you have concerns or need to opted out please contact Susan Andrews Registrations are non-transferable 
    • No refunds after September 21.

    Room Block Information

    Make your reservation today with the MCDA Annual Fall Conference special rate of $94.99* per night!

    Reservations: 231-722-0100x3  

    Ask for the MCDA Annual Fall Conference group block

    Online Booking Link

    Thank you to our generous sponsors who make this conference possible!



Past events

March 14, 2018 Spring 2018 Technical Assistance Conference
December 06, 2017 Winter 2017 Technical Assistance Conference
October 04, 2017 MCDA 2017 Annual Fall Conference
March 14, 2017 Spring 2017 Technical Assistance Conference
December 07, 2016 Winter 2016 Technical Assistance Conference
October 05, 2016 MCDA 2016 Annual Fall Conference
October 05, 2016 Lead Professionals Workshop - Lead Safe Home Program Training
May 19, 2016 Small Contractors Technical Assistance Opportunity Program Conference
March 15, 2016 Spring 2016 Technical Assistance Conference
December 02, 2015 Winter 2015 Technical Assistance Conference
October 21, 2015 Small Contractors Technical Assistance Opportunity Program Conference
October 01, 2015 MCDA 2015 Annual Fall Conference
March 12, 2015 Spring 2015 Technical Assistance Conference
February 12, 2015 MHRSN Webinar - This Old House with CDBG Inspection Styles
January 08, 2015 MHRSN Webinar - Lead 101
September 18, 2014 MCDA 2014 Annual Fall Conference
March 12, 2014 Spring 2014 Technical Assistance Conference
December 04, 2013 Winter 2013 Technical Assistance Conference
September 11, 2013 2013 Annual Conference
March 06, 2013 Spring 2013 Technical Assistance Conference
December 05, 2012 Winter 2012 Technical Assistance Conference
September 05, 2012 MCDA Dinner/Annual Meeting
September 05, 2012 2012 Annual Conference (What Comes Next: Beyond the New Normal)
March 01, 2012 Spring 2012 Technical Assistance Conference
December 01, 2011 December 2011 Technical Assistance Conference
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