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Active Living Research: Promoting Active Living in Rural Communities

This brief summarizes current research on elements of the rural built environment that may be related to obesity or physical activity. Much of this research is qualitative in nature, including evidence and conclusions drawn from rural focus groups, PhotoVoice studies, policy statements, observations from the field, and lessons learned from rural active living interventions.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:active transportation & recreation, health & health care, Recreation & Health, Recreation & Health,
Tags:health, physical activity, active living, built environment, infrastructure, rural community, planning
Telephone:858-822-6448
Link:webpage

Active Living Research: The Rural Active Living Assessment (RALA) Tools

The Rural Active Living Assessment (RALA) Tools assess the physical environment features and amenities, town characteristics, community programs, and policies that can affect physical activity among residents in rural communities. This tool is suitable for both practitioners and researchers. The tools include a RALA Codebook that provides users with a practical and simple guide for implementing the tool in rural communities across the U.S.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:assessment tool or guide
Subtopic:assessment & evaluation, active transportation & recreation, Data Collection & Analysis, Recreation & Health, Data Collection & Analysis, Recreation & Health,
Tags:assessment, assessment tool, health, physical activity, active living, built environment, infrastructure, rural community, data collection, planning
Telephone:858-822-6448
Link:webpage

Alta Planning & Design: Small Town and Rural Planning Multimodal Networks Webinar

This webinar discussed the creation and implementation of small town and rural mutimodal transportation networks.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:educational resource
Subtopic:active transportation & recreation, Recreation & Health,
Tags:planning, transportation, rural community
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Link:webpage

Art of the Rural

Art of the Rural' is a collaborative organization with a mission to help build the field of the rural arts, create new narratives on rural culture and community, and contribute to the emerging rural arts and culture movement.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:organization
Subtopic:arts & culture, rural community issues & solutions, place making & destination development, place making & destination development, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building,
Tags:arts, rural community, creative placemaking, creative place making, arts and culture
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Link:webpage

Art of the Rural: Rural Arts and Culture Resource Guide

The Art of the Rural: Rural Arts and Culture Resource Guide provides users an assortment toolkits, funding opportunities, rural art conference session opportunities, book suggestions, articles, reports, and blogs concerning rural community art.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:resource guide
Subtopic:arts & culture, rural community issues & solutions, place making & destination development, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building,
Tags:arts, rural community, creative placemaking, creative place making, arts and culture
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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
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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: 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
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Link:webpage