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Innovation Center Letter, August 12, 2019

Publications

https://ion.workforcegps.org/resources/2019/05/13/15/13/Call-to-Action-for-Workforce-Development-Boards">A Call to Action for Workforce Development Boards
The U.S. Department of Labor is pleased to announce the launch of a new resource for State and Local Workforce Development Board members and staff. A Call to Action for Workforce Development Boards translates the substantial statutory strategic and operational functions of workforce boards into a holistic overview of the major roles of board members. https://ion.workforcegps.org/resources/2016/06/27/11/23/Strategic_Boards_Materials">Strategic Boards Toolkit .

https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/assets/2965-11674/2019-network-sustainability-toolkit-launch.pdf">Rural Health Innovations Launches Network Sustainability Toolkit
Rural Health Innovations published a toolkit to help leaders sustain their networks and increase their impact in rural health networks.

https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/177222">Community Lifelines Implementation Toolkit
FEMA’s Community Lifelines Implementation Toolkit provides community partners the information and resources to understand lifelines, coordinate with entities using lifelines, and serve as basic guidance for how to implement the lifeline construct during incident response.

https://census.gov/library/stories/2019/07/where-do-new-businesses-emerge.html">The Business Formation Statistics (BFS)
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Center for Economic Studies offers a timely and high frequency tool to glean information on new business applications and formations to help policymakers and other users search data when deciding how to best promote new businesses and what can attract new startups to a region and make them thrive!

Event Opportunities

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/79145e7609c1b55e66858a512be5123a">Funding Food Sovereignty - An Introduction to Oweesta's New Ag Lending Opportunity
Aug 21, 2019
2:00 PM Mountain Time | Free Webinar
Join the webinar to learn about Oweesta’s new exciting lending capital opportunity for Native CDFIs to support the production, processing, marketing, and/or distribution of agricultural products, including food, fiber, forest products, and horticultural crops.

https://2019.ssticonference.org/">An Ocean of Opportunity: Transforming Regional Economies
September 9 – 11, 2019 | Road Island
Each year, the State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI) conference covers issues related to tech-based economic development, including capital access, regional systems, tech transfer, workforce development, and inclusive entrepreneurship.

http://www.cvent.com/events/national-rtap-2019-technical-assistance-conference/event-summary-d36eb0ba0ccf47e280033c1f46e01d0c.aspx">National Rural Transit Assistance Program Technical Assistance Conference
September 15 – 18, 2019 | Portland, OR
The National Rural Transit Assistance Program’s 4th Biennial Technical Assistance Conference offers conveying and learning from industry experts and peers. https://files.constantcontact.com/7bcb0b81101/37303c24-c96b-4141-a0be-c8ceabddcab0.pdf">Tribal Scholarship available to attend.

https://www.sbir.gov/node/1584185">NATIONAL SBIR ROAD TOUR SCHEDULE 2019
September 16- 20, 2019 | Various
Burlington, VT; Albany, NY; New Brunswick, NJ; State College, PA; and College Park, MD
The Small Business Administration (SBA) Road Tour connecting entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to the country’s largest source of early stage funding with a focus on next generation research & development led by the SBA with 11 participating federal agencies.

https://windexchange.energy.gov/events/6987">2019 National Tribal Energy Summit (NTES) Tribal Energy: Powering Self-Determination
September 24-26, 2019 | Washington, DC
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Indian Energy, in coordination with the National Conference of State Legislatures, will host this event to convene Tribal leaders and representatives from federal agencies, state governments, private industry, utilities, and academia to build networks and explore cross-cutting and cost-effective solutions to national energy interests.

Innovation Center Letter, July 30, 2019

Publications

https://ion.workforcegps.org/resources/2019/05/13/15/13/Call-to-Action-for-Workforce-Development-Boards">A Call to Action for Workforce Development Boards
The U.S. Department of Labor publishes a https://ion.workforcegps.org/-/media/Communities/ion/Files/WDB-Guide-508.ashx">guide, in conjunction with a https://ion.workforcegps.org/resources/2016/06/27/11/23/Strategic_Boards_Materials">Strategic Boards Tool-kit for State and Local Workforce Development Board members and staff to use to strategize and apply continuous improvement.

https://www.census.gov/library/publications/2019/adrm/2018-ces-annual-report.html">Center for Economics Studies and Research Data Centers Research Report: 2018
New Census publication offering an overview of the Center for Economic Studies and the Research Data Center program, including news, research publications, data releases, and ongoing research including https://www2.census.gov/library/publications/2019/research/2018-ces-annual-report.pdf">new data and research on Intergenerational Mobility and Business Formation statistics.

https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.workforcegps.org%2FEmailAnalytics%2FEmailLink%3FEmailId%3D16035053%26LinkId%3D1035506%26RedirectUrl%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fyouth.workforcegps.org%2Fresources%2F2019%2F06%2F28%2F11%2F31%2FRetention-Recruitment&data=01%7C01%7C%7Cbb235351025942e179a108d6fef9d9ee%7Ced5b36e701ee4ebc867ee03cfa0d4697%7C1&sdata=l%2B4onb0YcpUUOQaa%2FcWKsTprorfXObQ7Y3PvAiEerjY%3D&reserved=0">WIOA Youth Retention & Recruitment Resources
Many young people being served by WIOA Youth Programs have various challenges preventing them from their full participation. Developing strategies is key to enrolling young people and keeping them engaged and retained is critical to their success.

https://nonprofitquarterly.org/co-op-fever-comes-to-butte-montana/">Co-op-fever Comes to Butte Montana
This Non-profit Quarterly article highlights a town’s journey using Cooperatives to strengthen economic development and add value to their local economy during a time of recovery after a local food market failed.

https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ruralhealthinfo.org%2Fupdates%2Fforward%3Futm_source%3Dracupdate%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dupdate070319%26item%3Dn29048%26url%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.forbes.com%252Fsites%252Fmadisonfernandez%252F2019%252F07%252F01%252Flocal-colleges-may-be-a-panacea-for-rural-americas-healthcare-gap%252F%2523459c9ad41dd6%26k%3DU.53o&data=01%7C01%7C%7Ccf7495ea9737454c33be08d6ffcdd479%7Ced5b36e701ee4ebc867ee03cfa0d4697%7C1&sdata=jgEKbW89rYtXg4ZKnQmC%2FMn%2F%2Fv8c23Q9JL2Nz4hjhwo%3D&reserved=0">Local Colleges May Be A Panacea for Rural America's Healthcare Gap
Forbes article weighs in on a multitude of advantages on why rural areas benefit with partnerships of higher education institutions and local health services to address rural healthcare workforce shortages.

Event Opportunities

https://www.agrisafe.org/index.php?option=com_jevents&task=icalrepeat.detail&evid=101&Itemid=125&year=2019&month=08&day=12&title=webinar-proactive-and-reactive-society-focus-on-rural-mental-health&uid=11ae0f6a4e7e6c6271990e2d2a2a299c">Proactive and Reactive Society: Focus on Rural Mental Health 
Aug 12, 2019 | Webinar

AgriSafe Network provides free webinar focusing on the Rural community to share simple tools to help break a stagnant cycle and strengthen relationships.

https://www.sbir.gov/node/1584185">NATIONAL SBIR ROAD TOUR SCHEDULE 2019
August 12 – 16 | Tucson, AZ; El Paso, TX; Albuquerque, NM and Boulder, CO
September 16- 20 | Burlington, VT; Albany, NY; New Brunswick, NJ; State College, PA; and College Park, MD
SBA Road Tour connecting entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to the country’s largest source of early stage funding with a focus on next generation research & development led by the SBA with 11 participating federal agencies.

https://www.countyhealthrankings.org/learn-from-others/webinars/improving-health-equity-through-rural-economic-development">Improving Health Equity through Rural Economic Development 
Aug 13, 2019 | Webinar

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps offers free seminar featuring discussion on the connection between economic development and health equity feature true stories how specific efforts like food availability and exercise have had a specific positive impact on health factors in rural areas.

https://windexchange.energy.gov/events/6987">2019 National Tribal Energy Summit (NTES) Tribal Energy: Powering Self-Determination
September 24-26, 2019 | Washington, DC
Department of Energy’s Office of Indian Energy, in coordination with the National Conference of State Legislatures, host this event that will bring Tribal leaders together with representatives from federal agencies, state governments, private industry, utilities, and academia to build networks and explore cross-cutting and cost-effective solutions to national energy interests.

https://www.nreda.org/Online/Events/Annual_Conference.aspx?WebsiteKey=d32e3ab2-19ed-4d37-bce2-a7a1e3d07f44">National Rural Economic Developers Association Annual Conference
November 6-8, 2019 | Kansas City, Missouri
Conference features discussions relating to the advancement of rural development and the achievement of social and human service objectives in rural areas.

Innvation Center letter, July 15, 2019

Publications

https://www.policymap.com/2019/07/what-makes-a-resilient-city/">What Makes a Resilient City?
Published article run by https://www.policymap.com/">Policy Map demonstrates that areas can be ready when disasters strike by identifying their strengths and weaknesses, with new Baseline Resilience Indicators for Communities (BRIC) data.

https://www.rd.usda.gov/files/Comparison%20BI%20REAP%20SBA%202018.pdf">Comparison of the Rural Development B&I and REAP Programs with the SBA 7(a) and 504 Programs
USDA Rural Development and the Small Business Administration developed this joint publication to support entrepreneurs and small businesses to succeed as both agencies offer resources and financial assistance to start or grow businesses in rural America.

https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/IF/IF10441">Broadband Deployment: Status and Federal Programs

Congressional Research Service addresses the availability of broadband in rural, urban, and tribal areas of the U.S.; percent of households with broadband; and federal programs supporting broadband development and adoption.

https://assets.campbell.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2019/05/PhilanWorx_CaseStudy_REV_2_19-2.pdf">Building a Field of Rural Philanthropy: The Case for Creating a Rural Philanthropic Network
Report by PhilanthropywoRx outlines rural philanthropic networks, how they can benefit rural communities and provides guidance for setting up networks and establishes key stakeholders in rural communities.

https://mthcf.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/THIP-Resource-Guide_WEB.pdf">Resource Guide: Promising Programs in Native American Communities
Highlights from the Montana Healthcare Foundation feature programs to support mental health and suicide prevention, substance abuse, social determinants of health, and diabetes prevention, among other rural issues.

Event Opportunities

https://www.sbir.gov/node/1584185">NATIONAL SBIR ROAD TOUR SCHEDULE 2019
August 12 – 16 | Tucson, Arizona; El Paso, Texas; Albuquerque, New Mexico and Boulder, Colorado
Small Business Administration’s Road Tour connects entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to the country’s largest source of early stage funding with a focus on next generation research & development.

http://www.cvent.com/events/national-rtap-2019-technical-assistance-conference/event-summary-d36eb0ba0ccf47e280033c1f46e01d0c.aspx">National Rural Transit Assistance Program Technical Assistance Conference
September 15 – 18, 2019 | Portland, OR
The National Rural Transit Assistance Program’s 4th Biennial Technical Assistance Conference offers learning opportunities from industry experts and peers. https://files.constantcontact.com/7bcb0b81101/37303c24-c96b-4141-a0be-c8ceabddcab0.pdf">Tribal Scholarship available to attend.

http://ruralartsandculturesummit.com/">The Rural Arts and Culture Summit
October 3 – 5 | Grand Rapids, MN
Biennial, practitioner-driven gathering that celebrates and expands the field of rural arts-based community development.

https://extensiontourism.net/">Sustainable Tourism & Outdoor Recreation Conference

October 8 – 11, 2019 | Astoria, Oregon
Conference designed to enhance sustainable tourism development nationally by providing research, training, resources and networking opportunities in tourism and recreation marketing, management and development.

https://aceee.org/conferences/2020/rural">Rural Energy Conference
February 25, 2020 | Chicago IL
ACEEE hosts event to explore how energy efficiency and clean energy are increasing rural prosperity featuring interactive sessions, panels, and networking with leaders from utilities, government, industry, nonprofits, financial institutions, and academia. https://aceee.org/conferences/2020/rural#registration">Registration.

 

Innovation Center's Letter, June 7, 2019

Publications

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2019/subcounty-population-estimates.html?utm_campaign=20190531msdvzs1ccdtanl&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery">Where Housing Units Are Changing
The Census publishes key housing changes as the nation’s housing stock increased by 6.8 million units since April 1, 2010, showing North Dakota as the fastest-growing state, in terms of housing units.

https://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/pub-details/?pubid=93025">Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators, 2019
USDA, https://www.ers.usda.gov/">Economic Research Service’s new Publication describes trends in economic, structural, resource, and environmental indicators in the agriculture sector which provide assessments of important changes in U.S. agriculture industry development and implications for economic, social, and environmental sustainability. 

https://www.ntia.gov/press-release/2019/ntia-releases-comprehensive-guide-federal-broadband-funding">NTIA's New Comprehensive Guide to Federal Broadband Funding
The NTIA introduced a new https://www.usda.gov/topics/rural/rural-development-innovation-center">searchable database of 50 federal broadband programs, spanning a dozen federal agencies with billions of dollars for broadband grants, loans and other resources. The database, created with help of participating federal agencies, fulfills a goal set out in the American Broadband Initiative announced in February to make it easier for community leaders to find federal funding and permitting information.

https://www.minneapolisfed.org/indiancountry/resources/reservation-profiles">The Center for Indian Country Development Reservation Profiles
The Center for Indian Country Development updated its http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001lI9uTkzi957mN-KpYT2l0mqPEnOTHAyneNIxG4tvT-zv62cbNOdDqaYcvO5885ZTT8xvxYLChVE5TfWaTXQ1YZlbUrjCFOrOYtvh-8sd_fvIzkGa3WNBx4dc5-KNraA_hABn6o1dy0UbY0c9IZxd3IiYTu3EPvNKkHNVajxFeNCVwXEgZ9uDqIx6e0kkL4dTUjByPMXF-qSZf8L_AY2904IMNuRe783Ma1vng5Zk77r88Cnv8w1eXA==&c=Vk00Pf_Nl8WUKJ_Q4KVSXu11s1N4lbxRFpjcJAtdSOM4ekRhgwGAuQ==&ch=5AvpIvJ4OXnWdLNEIB3wDGd44bLXco8AVwN2x-fuzQbbVcxYl20VDw==">Reservation Profiles with new data from the American Community Survey (ACS) (2013-2017) and its broadband usage rates.

Event Opportunities

https://rossstrategic.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ywOL52ZPQGWM1xvD9za79Q">Federal Financing for Nutrient Reductions: Grants and Lending Opportunities
June 12, 2019 | Free Webinar (space is limited)
USDA and EPA will be co-hosting a 4 part webinar series on federal grants and innovative financing options including approaches for funding point source and non-point source control for nutrient reductions.  

https://www.census.gov/data/academy/webinars/2019/income-poverty/06-13-2019.html">Income & Poverty Related Statistics
June 13, 2019 | Free Webinar
Learn how to use the Census’ Income & Poverty data along with an illustration outlining easy-to-use tools including maps to capture key statistics related to income & poverty.

https://readytalk.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1245375&sti=sba-newsletter-promo&tp_key=8ddf21ea36&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery">Understand Basic Financial Statements to Better Your Business
June 13, 2019 | Free Webinar
SCORE, a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, explains how to become more informed and make better financial decisions simply by understanding these 3 basic financial statements: profit & loss, balance sheet and cash flow statements.

https://www.cham.us/2019-annual-conference">The Consortium for Housing and Asset Management 2019 Annual Conference
June 18-19, 2019 | Nashville, Tennessee 
Leaders from across the affordable housing industry will gather to explore and discuss emerging topics and trends within the asset management discipline.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rural-homeless-conference-tickets-59004272367">Rural Homeless Conference
June 19, 2019 | Oak Ridge, Tennessee

https://ruralhomeless.org/">Rural Homeless Institute is offering an opportunity to meet and develop fresh ideas for securing housing and health care for those in rural areas.

  

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