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American Planning Association: Policy Guides & Frameworks

The American Planning Association's (APA) policy guides represent the collective thinking of our members on positions of both principle and practice. They represent APA's official position on issues central to building communities of lasting value. Topics include: Climate Change, Energy, Hazard Mitigation, Sustainability, Housing, and more.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:planning, aging & elderly, homeless, development & smart growth, heritage & historic preservation, housing & real estate, infrastructure & communications, land use & zoning, redevelopment & revitalization, community & public health, disaster preparedness & emergency response, health & health care, agriculture & food systems, transportation, Land Use Planning & Housing, Special Populations, Local Government & Services, Recreation & Health, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:aging, aging in place, planning, clean energy, climate change, environmental quality, food systems, energy efficiency, energy, waste management, housing, hazard mitigation, health, historic preservation, homelessness, redevelopment, security, smart growth, development, transportation, water
Telephone:202-872-0611
Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Economic Research Service (ERS)

The USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) anticipates trends and emerging issues in agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America and to conduct high-quality, objective economic research to inform and enhance public and private decision making. ERS digitally publishes its research and analysis in economic research reports, articles in our award-winning Amber Waves magazine, and data products throughout the year.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:data source, information source
Subtopic:data & analysis, socio-economic & other data, agriculture & food systems, conservation & environment, Data Collection & Analysis, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:agriculture, data collection, farming, food systems, statistics, sustainable agriculture, economic data
Telephone:202-694-5139
Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Rural Fire Department Resources for Local Officials

This USDA page includes general rural fire information, training programs, statistical information and publications on fire issues that include: emergency medical services, emergency preparedness and first responders facility funding, operation and management, fire safety and prevention, hazardous materials, and wildland fires.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source, educational resource
Subtopic:workforce training, rural community issues & solutions, disaster preparedness & emergency response, fire & emergency management, Local Government & Services, Community Building, Business & Economy,
Tags:rural emergency response, educational support, fire, fire safety, training opportunities, workforce training
Telephone:
Link:webpage

Foundation for Rural Service

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), in cooperation with NTCA. The Rural Broadband Association, seeks to sustain and enhance the quality of life in America by advancing an understanding of rural issues. FRS provides a variety of programs, ranging from youth-based initiatives and educational materials to consumer awareness and rural economic development. To fulfill its mission, FRS develops and disseminates information about rural telecom issues and encourages the support of community-based telecom providers and the communities they serve. FRS also provides annual grants for programs in rural communities to support local efforts to build and sustain a high quality of life in rural America.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource, organization, information source
Subtopic:economic development, infrastructure & communications, rural community issues & solutions, Business & Economy, Land Use Planning & Housing, Community Building,
Tags:broadband, telecommunications, youth, rural community, economic development, communications technology
Telephone:703-351-2026
Link:webpage

National Rural Health Association (NRHA)

The National Rural Health Association(NRHA) has been serving rural communities by advancing and publicizing rural health issues and seeking to solve rural health care challenges NRHA programs serve rural communities by providing relevant and timely information and best practices to all people who care about the health of rural America through: workshops, conferences, technical assistance and other outreach efforts.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source, technical assistance, educational resource
Subtopic:health & health care, rural community issues & solutions, Recreation & Health, Community Building,
Tags:rural community, health, health care
Telephone:
Link:webpage

National Rural Housing Coalition (NRHC)

The National Rural Housing Coalition provides multiple resources on their website in regards to rural housing issues, including a blog, fact sheets, news and publications, advocacy tools, and online videos discussing the eimpact of rural housing programs.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:educational resource
Subtopic:Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:rural community, housing
Telephone:202-393-5229
Link:webpage

Rural Advancement Foundation International: Farmers' Market Manager Turnover, A Case Study

This case study reviews issues and experiences involved with farmers market manager turnover and captures lessons learned at four farmers markets in North Carolina. The findings presented here are based on existing research, our surveys of past and current managers, and informal conversations with market stakeholders.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:rural community issues & solutions, agriculture & food systems, Community Building, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:agriculture, food systems, farmers market, rural community
Telephone:919-542-1396
Link:webpage

Small Biz Survival

Small Biz Survival is a rural small business blog. The blog discusses issues regarding small town business, with how-to articles, an emphasis on social media marketing..


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:business assistance, marketing & assistance, rural community issues & solutions, entrepreneurship & small business, tourism, Business & Economy, Community Building, Recreation & Health,
Tags:small business, rural community, marketing and promotion, small business support, entrepreneurship, tourism
Telephone:
Link:webpage

Smart Growth Self-Assessment for Rural Communities

This self-assessment helps communities identify gaps in their policies, plans, codes, and zoning regulations by asking a series of "Yes" or "No" questions. All communities begin by completing the self-assessment's Revitalize Village and Town Centers section, which gives a baseline indication of smart growth development policies within the jurisdiction. It goes beyond regulatory issues to help communities take stock of their local initiatives, strategies, and plans.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:app or online tool
Subtopic:surveys & analytic tools, assessment & evaluation, local government, development & smart growth, land use & zoning, planning, redevelopment & revitalization, Data Collection & Analysis, Local Government & Services, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:planning, assessment, assessment tool, smarth growth, master plan, redevelopment, local government, development
Telephone:406-457-5000
Link:webpage