1. Learn about this resource. 

Residents can get up to $50,000 in grants to assist with roof repairs and accessibility modifications of their home.

  • Up to $20,000 can be awarded to repair a water-damaged or structurally-compromised roof.

  • Up to $30,000 can be awarded to make accessibility modifications for a household member with a mobility or physical impairment.


This program is offered by the Department of Housing and Community Development and is called the Single Family Residential Rehabilitation Program.

2. Check if you are eligible.

You are eligible if all of these statements are true:

  • You own a home in a building with four units or fewer.

  • Your home has been your primary residence for the past three years or more.

  • You have homeowners insurance for your home.

  • You are a DC resident.

  • You are up to date on your District and federal taxes.

  • You have a credit report that shows you are current on your mortgage payments for the past 12 months.

  • Your yearly gross household income is at or below the maximum limits for your household size. Check below.

repair your roof and make your home more accessible?


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Program synopsis

Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) Masters Executives and Professional Diploma Programs (NON-MQA Program) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fakulti Teknologi Kejuruteraan Awam (FTKA) - Centre for Professional Development (PDCE) UniMAP in collaboration with Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB) through Certified Training Centre Mega Jati Academy offering Professional courses with CIDB competency certification (Level 4, Level 5 and Level 6) ​​​ This will be the first such collaboration in the country and benefits all respective industry players.

Program Outcome (PO) & Curriculum

Curriculum Click the icon for more info on curriculum and Program Outcomes

Course venue

  • Anjung UniMAP, Kulim Hitech Park, Kulim, Kedah
  • Anjung UniMAP Kuala Lumpur
  • Mega Jati ACADEMY, Shah Alam

CIDB Accreditation Requirements

Please roll over at Latihan Kemahiran and click preferable programs to acquire CIDB accreditation requirement. Refer column for Method I

University's requirement

Apart from CIDB accreditation requirement, University's SENATE for university's requirement are also complied.

Course fee

RM 15,800 / USD 9,800 for Professional Master RM 13,500 / USD 5,800 for Professional Bachelor RM 8,800 / USD 4,800 for Professional Diploma (the convocation fee is EXCLUDED) Payment methods:

  • EPF Withdrawal (Account 2)
  • HRDF Claimable
  • Other cash/cheque/LO/Transfer.

Teaching Mode and Assessment

The teaching and learning mode is presented entirely in lecture, discussion, presentation, site visit, tutorial, workshop and other relevant teaching and learning methods, either as face-to-face, online, hybrid or TOTAL LMS. Common assessments are Knowledge Assessment (KA) and Performance Assessment (PA) and University's requirement in every module shall be conducted. Click here to learn more about LMS

Learning Management System (LMS)

Learning Management System (LMS) is Mega Jati ACADEMY's new feature in offering courses. The duration will be expanded suitably for working adults where you can learn at your own pace and conveniences. Having access to the learning materials like notes, slide presentations, videos and get your trainer support 24/7. Click here to know more about LMS

Reading materials

All reading materials for this course will be made accessible to you through the lecture/course day. Notes for each module are often email or shared through given google drive link or provided in the LMS.

Who can attend the course?

Project Manager, Construction Manager, Professional Engineer, Quantity Surveyor, Site Supervisor, Inspector of Work, Clerk of Work, Young Engineers, and related construction personnel from Main Contractor, Sub-Contractor, Developer, Consultant, PMC who wish to establish your career path.

Regulatory requirement

The Competency-Based Programmes (Accreditation Programme) are driven by the ACT520 Akta Lembaga Pembangunan Industri Pembinaan Malaysia (Pindaan 2011) referring to Part VII Registration, Accreditation, Certification and Training of Construction Personnel, Accreditation and certification of the construction site supervisor and skilled construction worker, Section 33A(1) - No construction site supervisor or skilled construction worker shall be involved or engaged or undertake to be involved or engaged as a construction site supervisor or skilled construction worker unless he is accredited and certified by the Lembaga and holds a valid certificate issued by the Lembaga under this Act.


  • Professional Diploma from UniMAP, or
  • Professional Bachelor from UniMAP, or
  • Professional Master from UniMAP, or and with
  • Certificate of Attendande from MJA, and
  • Transcript from CIDB (for COMPETENT and NOT YET COMPETENT), and
  • Sijil Kompetensi Kemahiran Pembinaan (SKKP) Level 4 for Professional Diploma, or
  • Sijil Kompetensi Kemahiran Pembinaan (SKKP) Level 5 for Professional Bachelor, or
  • Sijil Kompetensi Kemahiran Pembinaan (SKKP) Level 6 for Professional Master

CPD/CCD points

  • 200 CCD CIDB points from MJA for Professional Master and Professional Bachelor
  • 120 CCD CIDB points from MJA for Professional Diploma
  • 110 CPD MBOT points from MJA for either Professional Master or Professional Diploma. Link to MBOT CPD assessment page.

Intake Info

Candidates are required to complete all learning modules and pass all assessments. Please browse the learning modules in (abc link) The intake would be in March / July / August every year. Application link is OPEN everyday.

Program duration

  • 10 to 12 months programs

Malaysian Board of Technologist (MBOT)

  • Register as Tc. with MBOT for whom who are accredited with CIDB Competency Level 4
  • Register as Ts. with MBOT for whom who are accredited with CIDB Competency Level 5 and Level 6

The Graduation

Professional graduates will be awarded in University's convocation​

Online Learning Requirement

You will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended for the optimal learning experience.

4. Gather more information.

What happens after I apply?

  1. DC Government reviews your application and mails you a letter with next steps. DC Government creates a scope of work for the construction/repairs.
  2. You approve the scope of work.
  3. DC Government finds a construction contractor.
  4. You sign the documents for your grant.
  5. You may need to leave your home for the construction period. DC Government can assist you with up to $2,000 in temporary relocation assistance.
  6. The contractor completes the repairs to your home.
  7. DC Government pays the contractor on your behalf.
  8. You return to your home.
If you are not approved, DC Government sends you a letter with other resources that the District offers.

Are there any additional requirements I should know about?

If you are having repairs to your home that do not involve your roof, you may need to leave your home during the construction period. DC Government can help pay for temporary relocation costs.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

First, take a look at the frequently asked questions at the bottom of the page. If you still have questions, please reach out to the Single Family Residential Rehabilitation team at (202) 442-7200, Monday through Friday, from 8:15 am to 4:45 pm. Or, you can email the team at sfrrp.dhcd@dc.gov.

I still need help repairing my home. What should I do?

You can find information about other resources that might help on our make repairs and renovate my home page as well as our make my home safer page.

Frequently Asked Questions

What goes into a scope of work? A scope of work is a description of the repairs and modifications that will be made to your home. Can the program help me find a place to stay while my home is being repaired?While the program cannot help you find a place to stay while your home is being repaired, we can provide you with up to $2,000 in relocation assistance.

Do all eligible applicants get financial assistance?

Yes. If approved, DC Government will cover the cost of the work up to the limit. This means if the project costs $5,000, DC Government will pay the contractor $5,000. If the project costs $30,000, then DC Government will pay the contractor $30,000.

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This page was last updated February 2021.