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Search Results: Rural Development
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Enhancing Local Workforce Development and Building for the Future
Automation, shifting demographics, COVID-19 and increased tele-work opportunities are reshaping the workforce landscape amid shifting industry needs. Counties, through local and regional partnerships and workforce development boards, are working...
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,...
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Rural Broadband & Telehealth Financing Members only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, experts explain how rural communities can embrace the challenges of financing high-speed internet for the economic and societal gains provided by broadband.
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...
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...
USDA Expands Access to Capital for Very Small Rural BusinessesMembers only Login
The USDA Rural Development published a final rule outlining changes to the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP) on June 7, 2021. The program provides loans and grants to microenterprise development organizations to help them establish...
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.
OZ Prospectus - City of Adelanto, CaliforniaMembers only Login
This is an Opportunity Zone Prospectus for the City of Adelanto, California. It was produced through collaboration between the City, San Bernardino County, and Local Equity LLC.
OZ Prospectus - Town of Apple Valley, CaliforniaMembers only Login
This is an Opportunity Zone Prospectus for the Town of Apple Valley, California. It was produced through collaboration between the Town, San Bernardino County, and Local Equity LLC.
OZ Prospectus - City of Barstow, CaliforniaMembers only Login
This is an Opportunity Zone Prospectus for the City of Barstow, California. It was produced through collaboration between the City, San Bernardino County, and Local Equity LLC.
OZ Prospectus - City of Colton, CaliforniaMembers only Login
This is an Opportunity Zone Prospectus for the City of Colton, California. It was produced through collaboration between the City, San Bernardino County, and Local Equity LLC.
OZ Prospectus - City of Fontana, CaliforniaMembers only Login
This is an Opportunity Zone Prospectus for the City of Fontana, California. It was produced through collaboration between the City, San Bernardino County, and Local Equity LLC.
OZ Prospectus - City of Grand Terrace, CaliforniaMembers only Login
This is an Opportunity Zone Prospectus for the City of Grand Terrace, California. It was produced through collaboration between the City, San Bernardino County, and Local Equity LLC.
OZ Prospectus - City of Hesperia, CaliforniaMembers only Login
This is an Opportunity Zone Prospectus for the City of Hesperia, California. It was produced through collaboration between the City, San Bernardino County, and Local Equity LLC.
OZ Prospectus - City of Highland, CaliforniaMembers only Login
This is an Opportunity Zone Prospectus for the City of Highland, California. It was produced through collaboration between the City, San Bernardino County, and Local Equity LLC.
OZ Prospectus - City of Loma Linda, CaliforniaMembers only Login
This is an Opportunity Zone Prospectus for the City of Loma Linda, California. It was produced through collaboration between the City, San Bernardino County, and Local Equity LLC.
OZ Prospectus - City of Needles, CaliforniaMembers only Login
This is an Opportunity Zone Prospectus for the City of Needles, California. It was produced through collaboration between the City, San Bernardino County, and Local Equity LLC.
OZ Prospectus - County of San Bernardino, CaliforniaMembers only Login
This is an Opportunity Zone Prospectus for the County of San Bernardino, California. It was produced through collaboration between San Bernardino County and Local Equity LLC.
OZ Prospectus - City of Yucaipa, CaliforniaMembers only Login
This is an Opportunity Zone Prospectus for the City of Yucaipa, California. It was produced through collaboration between the City, San Bernardino County, and Local Equity LLC.
Resilience in New Mexico Agriculture Strategic PlanMembers only Login
The Resilience in New Mexico Agriculture Strategic Plan provides broad recommendations are coupled with specific, actionable strategies. The implementation of this plan is critical to achieving greater agricultural and natural resource resiliency,...
American Rescue Plan Act - Local Relief Frequently Asked QuestionsMembers only Login
After the American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021, it guaranteed direct relief to all 19,000 cities, towns, and villages in the United States. NLC has identified frequently asked questions about the...
CDFA Rural Development Finance Webinar Series: Financing Disaster Resiliency in Rural Communities
During the first installment of the CDFA Rural Development Finance Webinar Series, hear about a new technical assistance program from CDFA designed to support rural communities that have recently experienced a natural disaster. Experts discussed the...
Vermont Agriculture and Food Systems Strategic Plan 2021-2030Members only Login
The Plan estimates that additional public and philanthropic investment is needed over the next ten years: approximately $9.7 million in one-time funding and $23.3 million in recurring funding. This level of funding will ensure sufficient land access...
Legislative Analysis for Counties: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021Members only Login
As part of the American Rescue Plan's $362 billion in federal fiscal recovery aid for state and local governments, $65.1 billion is provided in direct aid to counties and an additional $1.5 billion for public land counties. This analysis by the...
Federal Tax Incentives for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings - FY20 Annual ReportMembers only Login
The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program, administered by the National Park Service in partnership with the State Historic Preservation Offices, is the nation’s most effective program to promote historic preservation and community...
2021 Infrastructure Report Card - A Comprehensive Assessment of America's Infrastructure
The 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure reveals we’ve made some incremental progress toward restoring our nation’s infrastructure. For the first time in 20 years, our infrastructure is out of the D range. While this report grades 17...
2020 New Mexico Affordable Housing Needs AssessmentMembers only Login
The New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority authored this affordable housing needs assessment in 2020. Housing markets in New Mexico vary widely between larger metro areas, many of which are growing and stable, and rural areas with declining...
Build America Bureau - Credit Programs Guide (TIFIA & RRIF)Members only Login
This resource guide from the Build America Bureau covers the objectives and provides an overview of how the TIFIA and RRIF credit programs operate. This includes details about the required terms for individual credit instruments, how these...
POWER Initiative Evaluation: Factors and Results of Project ImplementationMembers only Login
This report by Chamberlin/Dunn offers an evaluation of two consecutive years (FY19-FY20) of the Appalachian Regional Commission's POWER Initiative. The report aims to understand successes, challenges, and lessons learned through implementation, and...
Success Factors, Challenges, and Early Impacts of the POWER Initiative: An Implementation EvaluationMembers only Login
This evaluation was designed to help ARC and its stakeholders learn from the POWER Program's implementation successes and challenges; identify technical assistance needs; and report on the qualitative impact of investments made, to date, with POWER...
Leveraging Development Finance Tools to Attract Opportunity Zone Investment
This guide, authored by CDFA and Skeo, provides an overview of various development finance tools and suggestions for how communities could use these tools to finance projects in Opportunity Zones. Each section includes additional resources to learn...
CDFA - Ice Miller Broadband Financing Series: Case Studies & Best Practices of Broadband in P3s
Public-Private Partnerships, or P3s, have been used across the country to finance broadband. As part of our collaboration with Ice Miller LLP, this video will cover best practices of the P3 model and provide case studies that explore the various...
Local and Urban Food Systems: Selected Farm Bill and Other Federal ProgramsMembers only Login
More than 30 USDA grant and loan programs provide support and assistance for local and urban food producers and producer groups. These grant and loan programs may be grouped into several broad program categories, including marketing and promotion;...
USDA Programs in the Local Food Supply Chain
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is committed to supporting robust regional food economies across the food chain. This graphic is designed to be a guide for which programs are best suited for different parts of the supply chain.
Financing Resilient AgricultureMembers only Login
There are several existing agricultural lender initiatives that can inform the development of lending programs or products for resilient agriculture. This report derives five key lessons from these initiatives, including the need to understand the...
Recreation Economy at USDA: Economic Development Resources for Rural CommunitiesMembers only Login
USDA’s Forest Service (FS), Rural Development (RD), and the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) have developed this resource guide for rural communities to identify resources that develop the recreation economy.
Roadmap to Redevelopment Report: Mt Vernon, WA
The Roadmap to Redevelopment Report was developed through a 2-day process that included interviews with numerous stakeholders from the government, agriculture, business, and non-profit sectors. The plan provides a framework for the financing of the...
CDFA - ARI Rural Finance Webinar Series: Access to Captial and Community Facilities
During the fourth installment of the CDFA-ARI Rural Finance Webinar Series, we discussed resources for community facilities and other accessible capital for rural community development.
CDFA - ARI Rural Finance Webinar Series: Access to Capital and Community Facilities
During the fourth installment of the CDFA-ARI Rural Finance Webinar Series, we discussed resources for community facilities and other accessible capital for rural community development.
American Broadband Initiative - Progress Report June 2020Members only Login
On February 13, 2019, the American Broadband Initiative was launched with the release of the Milestones Report, detailing the Administration’s strategy to drive changes across Federal Agencies to identify and remove barriers to broadband access and...
CDFA - ARI Rural Finance Webinar Series: Building the Road to Recovery
During the third installment of the CDFA-ARI Rural Finance Webinar Series, we discussed the development finance tools that can support rural economies as they rebuild to be stronger than ever.
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Financing Rural HealthcareMembers only Login
During this installment of the CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series, we explored financing programs that support healthcare development and showcase successful projects that have increased access to healthcare for rural communities.
CDFA - ARI Rural Finance Webinar Series: Tools, Programs, and Opportunities Within Rural America
During the second installment of the CDFA-ARI Rural Finance Webinar Series, we continued to explore what responses and resources are available to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on rural America.
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