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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

Association of Idaho Cities (AIC)

The Association of Idaho Cities is a nonpartisan, nonprofit corporation, owned, organized, and operated by Idaho's city governments. AIC provides services that individual cities might not be able to afford on their own. Availabe on AIC's website are resources and instructions regarding planning, zoning, elections training & more.


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:information source, organization
Subtopic:community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, development & smart growth, planning, infrastructure & communications, local government, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Local Government & Services,
Tags:planning, training, local government
Telephone:208-344-8594
Link:webpage

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.


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Geography:Montana
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
Telephone:406-265-9226
Link:webpage

Community Builders

Community Builders colloaborates with communitys in "community assistance projects". Areas of assistance include: redevelopment and revitalization, transportation, transportation issues, housing issues, community and regional planning, and economic and policy analysis.


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Geography:Idaho, Montana, Wyoming
Resource Type:information source, organization, educational resource, training
Subtopic:data & analysis, surveys & analytic tools, community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, redevelopment & revitalization, planning, local government, housing & real estate, Data Collection & Analysis, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Local Government & Services,
Tags:community development, community building, transportation, housing, planning, economic development, redevelopment, community revitalization
Telephone:406-225-0065
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 Homeland Security: Public Fire Education Planning for Rural Communities, A Five-Step Process

This planning guide will introduces a simple, easy-to-use planning process to develop a fire safety program for your community. Examples throughout the guide will help you apply each step to your community. It is intended that this planning process can be used in any rural community in the United States, regardless of the community's location, size, population demographics, or fire problem. The process leads you to solutions based specically on your community's resources, problems, and values. It is not a large-city process that requires large numbers of fire-fighters and thousands of dollars to be effective.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:planning guide, information source
Subtopic:fire & emergency management, disaster preparedness & emergency response, planning, Local Government & Services, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:rural emergency response, fire, fire safety, planning
Telephone:
Link:webpage

Idaho Transportation Department: Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

The purpose of the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), formerly known as Community Choices for Idaho, is to provide for a variety of alternative transportation projects to address the needs of non-motorized users and to advance the Idaho Transportation Department's (ITD) strategic goals of Mobility, Safety and Economic Opportunity while maximizing the use of federal funds. The program will provide an annual mechanism to solicit locally identified projects and leverage potential federal funding opportunities for sponsored projects.


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:information source, funding resource, technical assistance
Subtopic:transportation, active transportation & recreation, planning, community & public health, infrastructure & communications, rural community issues & solutions, urban issues & solutions, access & mobility, Special Populations, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Local Government & Services, Recreation & Health, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:transportation, transportation planning, walkable community, bikeable community, bicycle infrastructure, bicycle master plan, bicycle-friendly community, walking, funding
Telephone:
Link:webpage

Idaho Transportation Department: The Idaho Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Curb Ramp Program

The Idaho Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Curb Ramp Program is a state-administered program that provides funding for projects to address curb ramps on the state highway system. The goal of the program is to provide accessible facilities for pedestrians with disabilities while allowing local jurisdiction flexibility in meeting the required standards. The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is allocating $500,000 of state funds annually for this program. Applicants can qualify for up to $60,000 in state funding to construct new or alter existing curb ramps on the state highway system to meet the requirements of the ADA. Funds can only be used for construction purposes. This program provides local communities more control over the design of pedestrian facilities in their communities and makes better economical use of dollars through the use of state funds while addressing accessibility on the state highway system


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Geography:Idaho
Resource Type:information source, funding resource, technical assistance
Subtopic:access & mobility, transportation, local government, Local Government & Services, Issues & Opportunities, Special Populations,
Tags:transportation planning, funding, community design, information, pedestrian, pedestrian master plan
Telephone:
Link:webpage

Liberty County Transit

Liberty County Transit provides transportation in the Town of Chester every week day (except holidays) from 9:00am to 5:00pm. It also operates on Sundays from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Transportation is also available every week day to and from the Town of Joplin. Transportation is available to Great Falls every Wednesday for medical, shopping and connections with other modes of transportation. The bus will also make transportation available on the other days of the week as necessary to Shelby, Havre, Fort Benton and Big Sandy.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:transportation, social services & programs, rural community issues & solutions, access & mobility, Issues & Opportunities, Local Government & Services, Community Building, Special Populations,
Tags:transportation, rural community, transportation planning, transit, local government
Telephone:406-759-5244
Link:webpage

Montana Association of Planners

The Montana Association of Planners (MAP) is an association of professional planners, from public and private entities; planning board members and interested citizens. MAP strives to provide professional development opportunities and to put planning knowledge into the hands of citizens and elected officials.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:information source, organization
Subtopic:development & smart growth, land use & zoning, planning, local government, Land Use Planning & Housing, Local Government & Services,
Tags:planning, training opportunities, local government
Telephone:
Link:webpage