COVID-19 Demographic and Economic Resources Using Census Data
The Census Bureau launched an interactive data hub featuring COVID-19 data to assist federal agencies, businesses and communities better plan with current information.
The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2014-2018 American Community Survey
This resource created by the Appalachian Regional Commission provides data on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy, education, labor force, employment, income, disability, and veteran status for the 13 Appalachian states.
How Digital Training Can Help States and Cities Build their Public Health Workforce
This Aspen Institute provides ideas for training public health workers and how digital education may support this effort.
Observations on Past and Ongoing Efforts to Expand Access and Improve Mapping Data
The Government Accountability Office published information on previous and ongoing industry and federal government investments in the deployment of broadband. It compares the availability of fixed broadband services in urban, rural and tribal areas.
Business & Industry CARES Act Program Webinars
Pre-recorded | Webinar for Lenders
Pre-recorded | Webinar For Businesses and Producers
USDA held two webinars for external stakeholders to provide an overview of the Business and Industry Loan Guarantee CARES Act Program requirements. Recordings are now available to watch at your convenience.
The National Association of Workforce Boards offers informative podcast recordings sharing the latest tips, trends and resources around workforce development.
CDFA-ARI Rural Finance Webinar Series: Building the Road to Recovery
July 8 | Webinar
CDFA-ARI is partnering with the Alliance for Rural Impact to offer this series to discuss financial tools that can help rural communities implement successful economic development strategies.
Annual Building Resilience Through Private-Public Partnerships Conference
July 14 - 16 | Virtual
The U.S. Chamber Foundation is hosting its annual conference virtually to discuss building resilience while looking ahead and collaborating across sectors.
CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series
July 30 | Neighborhood Revitalization Through Food Systems Finance
Sept 29 | Financing Food Systems Entrepreneurs
The Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) is providing a free online series to advance opportunities and leverage capital financing that scale local and regional food systems, increase access to better food, and create new living-wage jobs in communities across the country.
Newsletters, websites and emails from which we gather this information include:
- USDA Rural Development’s full Catalog of Programs
- The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- The Aspen Institute
- e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
- Pew Research Center
- Philanthropy News Digest
- Rural LISC e-newsletter
- National Association of Development Organizations