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Center for Rural Affairs

The Center for Rural Affairs is an advocate for health care, clean energy, sustainable agriculture, and community development in rural areas. Also offers technical assistance, financing programs, and other resources to rural communities.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:organization, technical assistance, resource guide, funding resource
Subtopic:community & capacity development, agriculture & food systems, entrepreneurship & small business, health & health care, Community Building, Issues & Opportunities, Business & Economy, Recreation & Health,
Tags:health, health care, clean energy, agriculture, sustainable agriculture, small business, community development, food systems, small business support, small business financing, financing, rural communities, entrepreneurs
Telephone:402-687-2100
Link:webpage

Center for Rural Entrepreneurship

The Center for Rural Entrepreneurship uses webinars, publications, and other tools to share timely information and best practices on a variety of topics related to economic development in rural communities.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:resource guide, information source, educational resource
Subtopic:community & capacity development, entrepreneurship & small business, philanthropy, rural community issues & solutions, Community Building, Business & Economy,
Tags:rural community, small business, economic development, entrepreneur, community development, philanthropy, community development philanthropy
Telephone:402-323-7336
Link:webpage

The Community Toolbox

The Community Tool Box is a service of the Center for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas. The Community Tool Box offers thousands of pages of tips and tools concerning community development topics such as community assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, and advocacy.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source, resource guide
Subtopic:community & capacity development, development & smart growth, local government, collaboration & community engagement, assessment & evaluation, surveys & analytic tools, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Local Government & Services, Data Collection & Analysis,
Tags:community development, assessment, planning, leadership, activism, citizen planning, community building, community engagement
Telephone:785-864-0533
Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Downtown Revitalization

The USDA: Downtown Revitalization guide links to full-text handbooks, planning tools, case studies, funding resources, organizations, revitalization strategies, and more to assist a community considering a downtown revitalization project.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource, information source, resource guide, planning guide
Subtopic:economic development, funding & financing, rural community issues & solutions, infrastructure & communications, redevelopment & revitalization, planning, Business & Economy, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:redevelopment, economic development, infrastructure, planning, community revitalization
Telephone:
Link:webpage

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Smart Growth-Small Towns and Rural Communities

The EPA sponsors a smart growth resources page dedicated to small towns and rural community growth strategies.The page provides links to technical Assistance Programs, technical assistance reports, and webinars.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:technical assistance, resource guide
Subtopic:development & smart growth, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:smart growth, growth, development, growth strategy
Telephone:202-566-2878
Link:webpage

The National Association of Counties

This site includes multiple resources including help finding grants, podcasts, webinars, reports and publications, educational resources, and county data.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:data source, information source, resource guide, organization, educational resource
Subtopic:local government, arts & culture, community & capacity development, economic development, funding & financing, health & health care, planning, Local Government & Services, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building, Business & Economy, Recreation & Health, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:local government, housing, education, infrastructure, agriculture, art, arts and culture, transportation, community development, economic development, data & analysis, financing, health care, planning
Telephone:202-393-6226
Link:webpage

National Association of Development Organizations: Planning for Prosperity in Small Towns and Rural Regions.

In this site NADO provides publications, webinars, workshop materials, and other information on a variety of topics and themes including economic resilience, entrepreneurship, community engagement, downtown redevelopment, food systems, and other areas.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:resource guide, information source, training
Subtopic:planning, agriculture & food systems, community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, entrepreneurship & small business, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building, Business & Economy,
Tags:rural community, planning, resilience, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, community engagement, food systems, redevelopment
Telephone:
Link:webpage

National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH)

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) enhances the capacity of State Offices of Rural Health by supporting the development of state and community rural health leaders; creating and facilitating state, regional and national partnerships that foster information sharing and spur rural health-related programs/activities; and enhancing access to quality healthcare services in rural communities. The NLC also provides grants and funding opportunities for NLC member municipalities.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:resource guide, educational resource, funding resource
Subtopic:rural community issues & solutions, health & health care, local government, Community Building, Recreation & Health, Local Government & Services,
Tags:health, health care, leadership, rural community, funding, local government, grant
Telephone:888-391-7258
Link:webpage

Office of the Controller of the Currency: Rural Economic Development Resource Directory

This directory provides descriptions and contact information for a number of organizations and Web sites that can provide resources to national banks and federal savings associations interested in lending, investing, or providing retail financial services in rural communities. These activities are organized under following: commercial lending, community revitalization, farm service agency, general information, public facilities lending, rural development farm loan programs, and rural housing.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:resource guide
Subtopic:funding & financing, banking & finance, rural community issues & solutions, Issues & Opportunities, Business & Economy, Community Building,
Tags:banking, finance
Telephone:
Link:webpage

Preserve America

Preserve America is a federal program that encourages and supports community efforts to preserve and enjoy their cultural and natural heritage. The program recognizes and designates communities that protect and celebrate their heritage, use their historic assets for economic development and community revitalization, and encourage people to experience and appreciate local historic resources through heritage tourism and education programs. Website includes links to federal agency partners that offer a variety of information, technical assistance, and resources that help further the initiative's goals.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:resource guide, organization
Subtopic:heritage & historic preservation, redevelopment & revitalization, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:heritage, historic preservation, economic development, community revitalization, heritage tourism, tourism
Telephone:
Link:webpage