DCRA Training

Available Courses

Below is a list of courses offered by the DCRA. You can also:

Program Training Description
Grants CDBG Application Workshop This workshop provides an overview of the CDBG program and goes through each component of the CDBG application. We give the opportunity for the participants to work in small groups and answer questions and provide one-on-one assistance to the applicants. Annually we hold the CDBG Application Workshop in Anchorage and Fairbanks that is typically held in the month of October. On occasion we will also hold a CDBG application workshop in Bethel.
Grants CDBG Management Workshop This workshop provides an overview of the CDBG program requirements and grant negotiation process. We cover Environmental Review, Project Management, Insurance Requirements, Labor Standards, Section 3, Reporting and Record Keeping.
Grants NPR-A Technical Assistance Workshop This workshop is a formal training held in Barrow which provides an overview of the NPR-A program including program objectives; applicant eligibility; project eligibility; importance of defining impact and relating impact and proposed projects to oil and gas development; tips on putting together a good application; application timelines; application review process including an overview of the rating criteria; as well as a discussion of what requirements must be met if an award is made.
Office of State Assessor Appraisal training courses These courses are offered for individuals typically working for a local assessor’s office and the course stats, participant name, jurisdiction, etc., are maintained by the Alaska Association of Assessing Officers for the purpose of certification. These courses are taught upto 4 times a year.
Office of State Assessor Appraisal workshops These workshops are typically taken by employees of the local assessor’s offices, although others in the private sector also take them. These workshops are one to two days in duration.
Office of State Assessor Board Of Equilization Training The Board of Equalization (BOE) training is offered every year to local governments that levy property taxes. In many smaller municipalities the local city council or borough assembly acts as the BOE and consequently, members are subject to turnover due to elections and smaller municipalities ask for the training more often than larger ones.
Planning and Land Management Alaska APA/AML Learn about mitigation opportunities and collaborative training for flood risk reduction.
Planning and Land Management ANCSA 14(c) Training The purpose of this training is to assist village corporations and city councils or other local entities complete the 14(c)(3) land conveyance. ANCSA 14(c) training is provided in collaboration with BLM.
Planning and Land Management ASFPM Association of State Flood Plain Managers: Presentation on Alaska issues and events, collaboration opportunities between state partners.
Planning and Land Management Community Rating System Learn program benefits and requirements and promote better floodplain management, lowering flood risk and providing flood insurance premium discounts for residents and business owners. This course can be 2 hours to a full week.
Planning and Land Management FEMA Region X All Hands Meeting Presentation on Alaska issues and events, collaboration opportunities between state partners.
Planning and Land Management HUD Floodplain analysis and Mitigation Learn the appropriate steps to complete your environmental review for flood and erosion hazards for your project.
Planning and Land Management Integrating the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan into the Community Comprehensive Plan This training, provided through the Alaska Risk MAP Program, explains and demonstrates how to integrate natural hazard mitigation concepts into local comprehensive plans. The training describes the benefits of integration, provides examples of how it can be accomplished, reviews existing state authorities and regulations, and highlights successful best practices in other communities.
Planning and Land Management National Flood Insurance Program Learn program requirements as lined out in the 44 CFR 60.3. This specifically includes the responsibilities communities have to manage and minimize their flood risk. This course can be 2 hours to a full week.
Planning and Land Management NORFMA Northwest Regional Floodplain Management Association (NORFMA): Presentation on Alaska issues and events, collaboration opportunities between state partners.
Planning and Land Management Planning Commission Training This training provides an overview of one or more of the topics planning commissioners must be knowledgeable about, including: Comprehensive and other types of planning, Zoning and platting, and How a planning commission operates.
Planning and Land Management Preparedness Conference Learn about mitigation opportunities and collaborative training for flood risk reduction.
Planning and Land Management Understanding and Evaluating your Erosion Problem This training, provided through the Alaska Risk MAP Program, assists Alaskan communities in understanding and evaluating erosion problems and alternative solutions. The primary components of the erosion process are explained to help users understand the source of their community erosion problems. Characteristic profiles of eroding shorelines and typical energy sources are presented thereby allowing users to identify the possible causes of their erosion problem. The fundamental principles and means of controlling erosion are presented to enable users to understand potential solutions to their erosion problem. Sources of additional guidance for evaluation, design, and implementation of alternative solutions are also presented. This training is based on the handbook by the same title.
Rural Utility Business Advisor Clerks Management for Rural Utilities Covers skills needed to work effectively as a clerk within a small rural utility. Topics include a clerk’s roles and responsibilities concerning public relations, meetings, office and records management, elections, financial management, and ordinances and resolutions.
Rural Utility Business Advisor Elected Officials Management for Rural Utilities Provides an overview of government for community leaders in rural Alaska. Topics include an official’s roles and responsibilities, the Open Meetings Act, parliamentary procedure, ordinances and resolutions, financial management, and sustainability.
Rural Utility Business Advisor Financial Management for Rural Utilities Provides an overview of financial operations for rural utilities. Topics cover basic processes and procedures for financial reporting, fund accounting, budgeting, collections, risk management, audits, and rate setting.
Rural Utility Business Advisor Introduction to Rural Utility Management Covers principles and practices for managing small water and wastewater facilities in rural Alaska. Topics include basic terms, key concepts, and an overview of five utility management functions: personnel, financial, organizational, planning, and operations management.
Rural Utility Business Advisor Operational Management for Rural Utilities Offers specific skills and knowledge that a manager needs to oversee a rural utility. A manager needs to understand an operator’s duties and the time needed to perform those duties. Topics include safety, operations and maintenance scheduling, data collection and reporting, public relations, inventory control, and contingency planning.
Rural Utility Business Advisor Organizational Management for Rural Utilities Describes organizations that may own and operate water and wastewater facilities. Topics include governance, authority and accountability, level of service, customer agreements, roles and responsibilities, the utility ordinance, and regulations.
Rural Utility Business Advisor Personnel Management for Rural Utilities Presents tools a rural utility manager needs to maintain a productive work force. Topics include personnel policies and procedures, safety policies and programs, selecting and hiring staff, orientation and training, regulations and the law, communications and conflict, and motivation and management.
Rural Utility Business Advisor Planning Management for Rural Utilities Details the planning process as applied to managing small water and wastewater facilities in rural Alaska. Topics cover how and why to get the public involved in planning, developing and evaluating water/wastewater alternatives, and starting a construction project.