At week ago I was appointed Acting Director for my department. I will maintain my current duties as Chief Planner but also assume the responsibilities of Director for the foreseeable future. Our city is a CDBG entitlement community and CDBG funds the majority of our work, besides grants. I have received information about some upcoming training for the CDBG program. While I am familiar with aspects of CDBG it is definitely an area where I am weak. The first training is in the end of May in a city about 2 hours from here. I don't think it will be a problem for me to get permission to attend. The second is in NOLA in July. This training is for the financial management of CDBG, I definitely need help in that area. I think that training would be quite valuable as well.
Would you think of anything wrong with me asking to attend both trainings? We have funds in the budget that can be used for training since the Director position is now vacant.