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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.
Bear Paw Development
Bear Paw Development provides professional planning and project management. ent services the following geographic areas in the State of Montana. Services include small business development, brownfields program, community development, loan department, and value added agriculture programs.
|Resource Type:||information source, organization|
|Subtopic:||local government, rural community issues & solutions, economic development, business assistance, development & smart growth, funding & financing, environmental health & quality, agriculture & food systems, Land Use Planning & Housing, Local Government & Services, Community Building, Business & Economy, Issues & Opportunities,|
|Tags:||small business support, funding, agriculture, environmental quality, economic development, redevelopment|
U.S. Department of Agriculture: National Agricultural Statistics by State
The National Agricultural Statistical Service provides information on crops, plants, livestock, environmental concerns associated with agriculture, current research, and agricultural land use statistics.
|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, environmental quality|
Energy Bureau, Montana Department of Environmental Quality
The Energy Bureau’s vision is a future where Montana’s energy needs are met through sustainable means that are protective of the state’s natural and human resources. The Energy Bureau works toward this vision through specific activities that support our mission to increase Montanans’ access to energy efficiency and renewable energy, improve the state’s energy security, provide analysis of energy trends and issues, and demonstrate the benefits of compliance with environmental regulations through innovation, education, and technical and financial assistance.
|Resource Type:||information source, Economic Development|
|Subtopic:||energy, economic development,|
|Tags:||clean energy, energy, energy efficiency, renewable energy, technical assistance, financing|
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: How small towns and cities can use local assets to rebuild their economies
This report examines case studies of small towns and cities that have complemented thier recruitment of major employers, manufacturers, and large retailers by successfully emphasizing their existing assets and distinctive resources. Topics discussed in the report include: identifying and building on existing assets, engaging all members of the community to plan for the future, taking advantage of outside funding, creating incentives for community redevelopment and investment, encouraging cooperation within the community and across the region, and supporting a clean and healthy enviornment.
Federal Resources for Sustainable Rural Communities
Provides information on funding and technical assistance opportunities available from HUD, DOT, EPA, and USDA, as well as examples of how rural communities across the country have put these programs into action.
|Resource Type:||technical assistance, resource guide, funding resource|
|Subtopic:||housing & real estate, transportation, conservation & environment, agriculture & food systems, rural community issues & solutions, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building,|
|Tags:||rural community, funding, technical assistance, housing, transportation, environmental quality, agriculture, farming|
Idaho Community Foundation: ICF Regional Competitive Grant
The mission of the Idaho Community Foundation is 'To Enrich the Quality of Life Throughout Idaho.' Grants are awarded through the Regional Grant Cycle for a wide range of organizations and for a wide range of projects consistent with that mission. Grant areas include: Arts and Culture, Conservation/Environment, Education, Emergency Services, Health, Libraries, Public Projects, Recreation, and Social Services.
Jerry Metcalf Foundation (JMF)
The Jerry Metcalf Foundation is a private, non-profit organization that has been supporting progressive work in Montana with small grant awards for non-profit projects. Funding is provided for projects involving visual, performing, and literary arts, historical research and preservation, environmental research and conservation, and education and community health.
J.M. Kaplan Fund
The J.M. Kaplan Fund, a New York City based family foundation, champions inventive giving that supports transformative social, environmental, and cultural causes.The fund is active across the United States and beyond, operating grant programs focusing on the environment, heritage conservation, migration, and New York City.
|Resource Type:||funding resource|
|Subtopic:||environmental health & quality, heritage & historic preservation, Issues & Opportunities, Land Use Planning & Housing,|
|Tags:||conservation, environmental quality, historic preservation, heritage, grants, funding|
MDU Resources Group, Inc.
MDU Resources Group, Inc. provides individuals, groups, and communities funding via grants for projects involving health and human services, education, civic and community activities, culture and arts, and the environment.
|Geography:||Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming|
|Resource Type:||funding resource, organization|
|Subtopic:||collaboration & community engagement, organizational development & assistance, philanthropy, community & public health, education & schools, health & health care, arts & culture, conservation & environment, funding & financing, Issues & Opportunities, Recreation & Health, Local Government & Services, Community Building,|
|Tags:||health, grants, funding, arts and culture, environmental quality, education, community engagement, community development|