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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

Build a Better Burb

Build a Better Burb (BBB) is an online publication dedicated to improving suburban design and planning. The articles on the site highlight bold ideas for improving housing, promoting regional planning, addressing parking and creating transit-oriented development.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:resource guide, information source
Subtopic:planning, housing & real estate, transportation, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:suburban communities, planning, housing, transit
Telephone:312-551-7300
Link:webpage

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

Citizens Institute on Rural Design (CIRD)

The Citizens' Institute on Rural Design (CIRD) provides communities access to the resources they need to convert their own good ideas into reality.'CIRD works with communities with populations of 50,000 or less, and'offers annual competitive funding to as many as six small towns or rural communities to host a two-and-a-half day community design workshop. CIRD further provides web-based access to a wide range of rural design resources include a blog and educational webinars.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource
Subtopic:heritage & historic preservation, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:community development, community design
Telephone:
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: Business & Industry Loan Guarantees

The Business & Industry Loan Guarantees program improves the economic health of rural communities by increasing access to business capital through loan guarantees that enable commercial lenders to provide affordable financing for businesses in eligible rural areas. This program bolsters the availability of private credit by guaranteeing loans for rural businesses.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource
Subtopic:banking & finance, economy, funding & financing, business assistance, economic development, entrepreneurship & small business, rural community issues & solutions, Community Building, Business & Economy,
Tags:funding, finance, economic development, banking, financing, small business financing, small business support, sutainable development
Telephone:
Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Community Facilities Programs

Community Facilities Programs offer direct loans, loan guarantees and grants to develop or improve essential public services and facilities in communities across rural America. These amenities help increase the competitiveness of rural communities in attracting and retaining businesses that provide employment and services for their residents.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource
Subtopic:funding & financing, economy, economic development, business assistance, rural community issues & solutions, employment & workforce, infrastructure & communications, Issues & Opportunities, Business & Economy, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:funding, finance, economic development, banking, financing, small business support, sutainable development, infrastructure
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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
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Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Rural Cooperative Development Grants Program

The Rural Cooperative Development Grant program helps improve the economic condition of rural areas by helping individuals and businesses start, expand or improve rural cooperatives and other mutually-owned businesses through Cooperative Development Centers. Grants are awarded through a national competition. Each fiscal year, applications are requested through a notice published in the Federal Register and through an announcement posted on grants.gov.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource
Subtopic:economic development, rural community issues & solutions, business assistance, funding & financing, Business & Economy, Community Building, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:funding, rural community, economic development
Telephone:
Link:webpage