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Anti-racism in the Outdoors
Resources related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion of Black, Indigenous and People of Color in parks and greenspaces.
A resource guide for faculty, staff, students, extension educators, outdoor advocates, volunteers and community leaders as allies of black, indigenous, and people of color in the outdoors.
|Geography:||Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, United States|
|Resource Type:||Website, information source; nonprofit; data source; organization; technical assistance|
|Subtopic:||recreation, children & families, youth (including at-risk and special needs), active transportation & recreation, collaboration & community engagement,|
|Tags:||anti-racism, Inclusive communities, BIPOC, outdoor recreation, Indigenous, marginalized, recreation, destination development, heritage tourism, rural tourism, tourism|
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.
International City/County Management Association: Small Towns, Rural Communities, and Sustainability
This resource includes: "Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities" report, which focuses on smart growth strategies that can help guide growth in rural areas while protecting natural and working lands and preserving the rural character of existing communities; Asset-Based Economic Development Resources; Podcasts and webinars.
|Resource Type:||information source, educational resource|
|Subtopic:||development & smart growth, economic development, conservation & environment, rural community issues & solutions, Land Use Planning & Housing, Business & Economy, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building,|
|Tags:||conservation, development, economic development, growth strategy, planning, rural community, smart growth|
Montana Cooperative Development Center (MCDC)
The Montana Cooperative Development Center is an educational and public resource for co-op development. MCDC offers technical assistance in project planning, group facilitation, market research, feasibility studies, incorporation guidance, fund development, operational strategies, and board and staff training.
|Resource Type:||information source, training, technical assistance|
|Subtopic:||community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, urban issues & solutions, planning, Land Use Planning & Housing, Community Building,|
|Tags:||planning, training opportunities, local government|
Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA)
Montana Economic Developers Association (MEDA) is a private non-profit organization created to increase the effectiveness of local economic development efforts by acting as a statewide resource for its membership.
|Resource Type:||information source, organization, technical assistance, training|
|Subtopic:||economic development, organizational development & assistance, development & smart growth, rural community issues & solutions, urban issues & solutions, Land Use Planning & Housing, Community Building, Business & Economy,|
|Tags:||economic development, information, training opportunities, professional development|
National League of Cities (NLC)
The National League of Cities (NLC) is a resource and advocate for the nation's cities and their leaders. Program areas provided by include: city solutions, federal advocacy, race equity & leadership, risk information consortium, savings solutions, the sustainable cities institute, urban innovation, and veterans housing.
|Resource Type:||organization, advocacy, resource guide|
|Subtopic:||funding & financing, community & capacity development, military & veterans, racial equity, urban issues & solutions, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building, Special Populations,|
|Tags:||racial equity, leadership, financing, sustainable development, veterans|
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.
|Resource Type:||resource guide|
|Subtopic:||funding & financing, banking & finance, rural community issues & solutions, Issues & Opportunities, Business & Economy, Community Building,|
Wyoming After School Alliance (WYAA)
The Wyoming Afterschool Alliance (WYAA) supports and promotes quality, education-based out of school time (OST) programs that positively impact Wyoming's youth and families. WYAA is a connects afterschool providers resources, technical assistance and training opportunities.
|Resource Type:||technical assistance, information source, training|
|Subtopic:||community & capacity development, Community Building,|
|Tags:||educational support, technical assistance, training opportunities, resource development|