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Resources by Topic: Community and economic development

Supporting Rural Grocery Stores Across the North Central Region
Webinar recording describing 3 programs that work to support rural grocery stores as locations for food security as well as community and economic vitality. Discusses programming and strategies to support rural groceries. Transcript can be accessed by clicking the 3 dots below the video.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
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Through Natural Disaster to Prosperity: Five Principles to Improve Health and Economic Outcomes for Rural Communities and Native Nations
Describes 5 principles related to natural disasters and community resilience, including conditions that affect disaster vulnerability, relationships among rural communities and natural systems, equity in disaster response, local capacity, and responsive funding. Offers rural and tribal case studies and perspectives from rural economic and community development practitioners.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Aspen Institute
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HUD Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing (RCB) Program
Provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing program (RCB). Outlines the program structure and administration, eligibility for primary grantees and their activities, and fiscal year 2019 and 2020 RCB award amounts.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Congressional Research Service
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Rural Opportunity Zone and Recovery Playbook
Offers best practices for rural community leaders and economic development officials to pursue Opportunity Zone investment. Discusses leadership and stakeholder team building, navigating local, state, and federal incentives, community planning, investment relationship building, and more. Appendices offer data tools, resources, and Opportunity Zone guides and resources.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Sorenson Impact Center, Utah Association of Counties
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Strengthening Social Connection and Opportunities in Rural Communities
Brief describing the St. David's Foundation's efforts to support rural community capacity building to address social determinants of health in central Texas. Discusses rural-specific considerations for rural philanthropy, network building, and participatory grantmaking.
Author(s): Abena Asante, William Moore
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Grantmakers in Health
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Review of Rural U.S. Economic and Health Care Trends
Reviews recent literature and publicly available data to explore important issues at the nexus of healthcare and local economic vibrancy, and explores the economic implications associated with COVID-19. Includes sections on rural hospitals, the rural healthcare workforce, emergency medical services, insurance, and telehealth. Features statistics with breakdowns by 6 levels of population density and county-level maps showing Health Professional Shortage Areas and rural counties without obstetrical services.
Author(s): Alison Davis
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Economic Analysis of Rural Health
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Rural Road to Recovery in Indiana: Impacts
Provides an overview of how the Indiana economy was impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Discusses the impact of The Rural Road to Recovery Initiative that provided assistance to broadband, arts, housing, and agriculture sectors in rural counties of Indiana.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indiana Office of the Lieutenant Governor
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Tribal Economic Development: Action is Needed to Better Understand the Extent of Federal Support
Report examining federal support across various agencies for economic development in tribal communities, including support for tribal governments and businesses. Describes challenges related to reporting, assessing the impacts of tax incentives, and program eligibility for Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs).
Additional links: Accessible PDF, Fast Facts, Highlights Page
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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USDA Resource Guide for American Indians and Alaska Natives 2022
Provides an overview of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding and support programs available to American Indian and Alaska Native communities and tribal governments. Includes sections on agricultural and nutritional tools, business and community development, telecommunications and broadband, housing, and federal grant applications.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Supporting Communities and Local Public Health Departments During COVID-19 and Beyond: A Roadmap for Equitable and Transformative Change
Examines strategies to strengthen public health systems in California to create more equitable and resilient communities. Utilizes interview and survey data from community and public health stakeholders as well as reviews of policy and best practices. Includes discussions about collaborating along local, regional, and state levels to improve healthcare in rural and underserved areas.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Public Health Alliance of Southern California, Public Health Institute
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