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.
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.