Recent Projects

"Community Building Associates has provided excellent training and technical assistance to our staff and clients on the Community Development Block Grant program.  They not only understand the technical requirements of the program, but have proven to be responsive, collaborative and creative in meeting our needs."

Melodee Melin, Director
Quadel Consulting Corporation














Planning and Program Development

  • For the past several years, Community Building Associates has managed the training and strategic partnership components of a U.S. Department of Labor grant to a regional workforce development agency.  The project provides dislocated workers with support to start a small business.  Community Building Associates has developed a project guide, organized and facilitated a monthly training session, and provided technical assistance on business planning for clients.
  • A management consulting corporation engaged Community Building Associates to develop and teach a two-day Community Development Block Grant training to staff. 

Resource and Organizational Development

  • Community Building Associates designed and facilitated a strategic planning process for the staff of a nonprofit homeless shelter.
  • A nonprofit advocacy organization contracted with Community Building Associates to diversify funding sources, with particular focus on foundation and corporate funding. 
Needs Assessments and Analysis
  • Under a contract with the Fairfax County Office for Children, Community Building Associates conducted an assessment of training needs of home child care providers in all northern Virginia jurisdictions. 
  • Community Building Associates compiled and analyzed program impact surveys from over 2,300 participants in NeighborWorks America training programs. 
  • The Public Housing Authority Tech Center partnered with Community Building Associates to provide technical assistance to public housing authorities on conducting community needs assessments.

           See PHA Tech Center article

Community Building and Development
  • Community Building Associates designed and implemented a research study on local government participation in community building for NeighborWorks America.

             See Local Governments in Community Building report

  • Community Building Associates provided ongoing technical assistance on Community Development Block Grant policies and regulations to Quadel Housing Corporation.