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FEMA Participating in Free Virtual Section 3 Contractor Training Opportunity with HUD

Release Date:
June 24, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La.The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is excited to offer a free Virtual Section 3 Training opportunity in collaboration with the Interagency Recovery Coordination’s Louisiana Housing Recovery Support Function, U.S. Small Business Administration, the Louisiana Office of Community Development, the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security Emergency and Preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Louisiana Housing Corporation and East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority.

Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. The purpose of Section 3 is to ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by certain HUD financial assistance shall, to the greatest extent feasible, and consistent with existing federal, state, and local laws and regulations, be directed to low- and very low-income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing, and to business concerns which provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons.

The training is scheduled for June 29 from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT. It will provide contractors and businesses with an understanding of HUD’s new Section 3 regulations, programs and services, contracting, business management and training opportunities.

The goals of the session are focused in the following three areas:

1.      To expand participants' knowledge of Section 3 and the new regulations.

2.      To enhance and streamline implementation of Section 3 requirements for creating economic opportunities for low- and very low-income persons and eligible businesses.

3.      To showcase examples of how Section 3 contractors and businesses can increase positive impacts by unlocking human potential and matching employment opportunities with low- and very low-income residents’ skills.

There is no cost to participate; however, space is limited and registration is required. Register by visiting https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bs6UknTuTiShKzs252EDog. You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training session if your registration is submitted on time.

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