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Search Results: Community Development
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Business Oregon to Offer Free SSBCI WebinarsMembers only Login
Business Oregon is offering several free webinars about the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) program in September. See Business Oregon's website for descriptions of the webinar content, registration information, and additional details...
Cannabis Administration And Opportunity ActMembers only Login
The comprehensive legislation would end federal cannabis prohibition by removing cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act; empower states to create their own cannabis laws; ensure federal regulation protects public health and safety; and...
Assessing the Small-Business Landscape in Metropolitan Kansas CityMembers only Login
The Kansas City region (Metro KC) has a rich set of support resources for its entrepreneurial community. However, the region still has ample room to develop in terms of connecting entrepreneurs to the capital and support they need to launch and grow...
Making Local Economies Prosperous and Resilient: The Case for a Modern Economic Development AdministrationMembers only Login
The urgency and importance of congressional attention cannot be overstated. America’s global economic standing is under threat as digital disruption, the race for talent, and widening inequality both within and across regions challenge the nation’s...
We Need Flexibility to Address Joblessness at Both the Neighborhood and Metro LevelsMembers only Login
Subsidizing business investment in distressed neighborhoods, by itself, is a subsidy for gentrification, not a way to get residents into good jobs. What neighborhood residents need is help in accessing jobs throughout the local economy, inside and...
Stronger Together - Federal Funding and Planning Strategies for Rural AmericaMembers only Login
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development and U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) launched a joint resource guide to help community organizations access USDA and EDA resources to build strategies to boost economic...
Defining Distress: Lessons from the Federally Chartered Regional CommissionsMembers only Login
Widening geographic inequality in the United States has shifted federal policymakers' attention to investing in "places" as well as "people." Given the large proportion of rural places in the Appalachian Regional Commission, Delta Regional...
Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) Program
The BEST competitive grant program provides money for construction of new schools as well as general construction and renovation of existing school facilities. Marijuana tax revenue is one of four funding sources for the Capital Construction...
California Community Reinvestment Grants ProgramMembers only Login
The mission of the CalCRG program is to advance health, wellness, and economic justice for populations and communities harmed by the WoD. Local Health Departments and Community-based Nonprofit Organizations may apply for grants from the CalCRG...
Community Development Finance Letter for Pillar II
More than two dozen advocates for low-income housing and community investment are sounding the alarm over the global tax deal agreed to by the U.S. and dozens of other countries. The advocates specifically are worried about proposed rules for a...
Equitable Pathways to Small Business Recovery: An All-Hands Approach
LISC partnered with Next City to develop a playbook for equitable small business recovery that is tailored to government audiences in different kinds of economic and regional contexts both urban and rural. Drawing on original research and diverse...
Blueprint for the Next Generation of Place-Based Policy: TransportationMembers only Login
This policy example outlining a new approach to federal transportation policy is a companion to the report "A Blueprint for the Next Generation of Federal Place-Based Policy."
Blueprint for the Next Generation of Place-Based Policy: Community Restoration and Revitalization FundMembers only Login
This policy example outlining an approach for the design and implementation of the proposed Community Restoration and Revitalization Fund (CRRF) is a companion to the report, "A Blueprint for the Next Generation of Federal Place-Based Policy."
Blueprint for the Next Generation of Place-Based Policy: Affirmatively Furthering Fair HousingMembers only Login
This policy example on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) is a companion to the report "A Blueprint for the Next Generation of Federal Place-Based Policy."
Blueprint for the Next Generation of Place-Based Policy: Promise Neighborhoods
This policy example on the Promise Neighborhoods program is a companion to the report "A Blueprint for the Next Generation of Federal Place-Based Policy."
2021 Picture of Affordable Housing Preservation ReportMembers only Login
Using data from the National Housing Preservation Database (NHPD), this report focuses on the challenge of preserving the federally assisted housing stock in the face of the national affordability crisis and chronic underfunding for housing programs.
Brief On U.S. Economic Development Administration Programs and Project TypesMembers only Login
This brief analyzes U.S. EDA data from 2010 to 2019 to paint a broad picture of the agency’s programs and grantmaking activities. During this period, EDA invested an average of $361 million a year across its programs.
Re: New York CityMembers only Login
This report is a blueprint to renew New York. It includes actionable ideas from over 175 New Yorkers—including small business owners, company CEOs, labor leaders, community advocates, nonprofit practitioners, artists, college presidents, and former...
Inclusive Community and Economic Development in Small and Midsize Cities
Small and midsize cities (SMCs) face multiple challenges including uneven economic growth, growing income inequality, and growing poverty. Uniting community development principles and economic development practice, with a focus on elevating...
Promoting Equity Investments for an Equitable RecoveryMembers only Login
The Urban Institute set out to study how innovative policies and programs from abroad could inform state and local efforts in the US to advance an inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. They produced five briefs, each profiling an approach...
2021 RISE Miami-Dade Report
The RISE Miami-Dade Fund (RISE) grew from an idea proposed by a diverse coalition to an effective team delivering technical assistance, advice, and much-needed capital to Miami-Dade County’s hard-to-reach small businesses. This report demonstrates...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Layering the Capital StackMembers only Login
This webinar discussed how Bonds, Tax Increment Finance, Tax Credits as well as the litany of federal funding through recent legislation can work for your project and ultimately the community that is benefitting.
Participatory State and Regional Food System Plans and Charters in the U.S.
Completed in August of 2021, this report offers a snapshot of national trends, and a directory of food systems plans and charters that exist at state and regional levels across the United States (see the directory at the end of this document). It is...
How Innovative CDFIs Fund Equitable Food Oriented Development
This report describes how three CDFIs drive economic growth in low-income and historically marginalized communities through a model defined by the EFOD Collaborative as Equitable Food Oriented Development (EFOD). EFOD is a development approach that...
Equity in Capital Improvement Planning ProcessesMembers only Login
Capital budgets and improvement plans present exceptional opportunities for governments to drive equitable outcomes in municipalities, particularly when budgeting for recovery. The significant spending power authorized through capital budgets –...
SSBCI Fact Sheet for Tribal GovernmentsMembers only Login
This SSBCI fact sheet for Tribal Governments was updated by the Department of the Treasury in August 2021. SSBCI will allocate at least $500 million to Tribal governments. A Notice of Intent to apply for SSBCI funds from Tribal governments is due...
From Wealthy Enclaves to Asset Deserts: What the Geography of Asset Income Signals About Wealth Distribution in the U.S.Members only Login
This EIG report, interactive map, and case studies illustrate increasing wealth concentration in the U.S. and the urgency of forging new pathways that allow more Americans to have a substantial ownership stake in the wealth created by the U.S....
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Unlocking Capital for BIPOC-owned BusinessesMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we will be discussing creative financing approaches to minimize barriers and increase access to capital for minority-owned businesses across the country.
Localizing the State Small Business Credit InitiativeMembers only Login
This white paper, authored by three researchers at Drexel University's Nowak Metro Finance Lab, argues that to drive a recovery that expands opportunity and innovation, local leaders would be well put to think about ways they can maximize SSBCI...
Community-Rooted Economic Inclusion Playbook
This playbook provides concrete guidance on how to implement a community-rooted approach to economic inclusion—one that can build wealth within underinvested communities, while reducing economic inequities within entire cities by connecting more...
Wisconsin TIF - 2020 in ReviewMembers only Login
Baker Tilly is sharing their inaugural Wisconsin TIF Data Book. This report summarizes key metrics, trends and insights on Tax Increment Financing (TIF) in this state. TIF is the most powerful economic development financial tool for Wisconsin...
A Strategic Plan for Economic Recovery and Resiliency in the Albuquerque Metropolitan RegionMembers only Login
Albuquerque Economic Development has embraced the critical need for developing a strategy not only to drive recovery in the region, but to ensure that it does not again find itself left behind as it was following the Great Recession. The 2021...
San Diego County Food Vision 2030Members only Login
San Diego County Food Vision 2030 holds a unique opportunity to build a better and stronger food system for all San Diegans, one that prioritizes health, sustainability, and justice. This ten-year plan provides our region with a clear pathway to...
City of Wichita / Sedgwick County Food System Master Plan Members only Login
The Wichita-Sedgwick County Master Food Plan was created from the energy, hard work, and input of our community. The over-arching goals in this plan are to: foster food system coordination and education; improve access to healthy food; and increase...
Key Factors and Strategies for Urban and Rural CommunitiesMembers only Login
Through data analysis supported by stakeholder interviews and case studies, this research from the National League of Cities identifies factors that support local engagement in regional economies, how these factors vary for urban and rural places,...
Using State and Local American Rescue Plan Resources to Address Violent CrimeMembers only Login
This guidance from the Treasury Department examines how states and localities can use the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds included in the American Rescue Plan Act to reduce and respond to violent crime – particularly gun violence – by...
USDA Resource Guide for Rural Workforce DevelopmentMembers only Login
This guide was created by the USDA in 2021 for community leaders and other local entities. The guide highlights four key assistance types necessary to building a stronger rural workforce: 1) Workforce development planning; 2) Infrastructure and...
"Housing Is Health Care": The Impact of Supportive Housing on the Costs of Chronic Mental IllnessMembers only Login
This study examines how housing and in-home supports affect public spending on individuals with chronic mental illness in Maricopa County, Arizona. It does so through a comparative analysis of average costs per person per year across three housing...
Entrepreneur-Led Economic Development: A New Strategy for Generating Local Growth and ProductivityMembers only Login
This report outlines a comprehensive approach, which is called “entrepreneur-led economic development”. The goal is to create feedback loops between entrepreneurial leaders and other local decision-makers and to cultivate networks that connect...
Impact in Place: Emerging Sources of Community Investment Capital and Strategies to Direct It at ScaleMembers only Login
Recognizing the urgency of the pandemic and related crises, on June 7, 2021, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York approached the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance to write a report about the current landscape of capital sources for community investment...
CDFA Rural Development Finance Webinar Series: Assembling Capital for Rural Development
During this installment of the CDFA Rural Development Finance Webinar Series, learn about essential financing sources employed by rural communities to complete projects in today’s economy.
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