Friday, July 25, 2014

FW: Publications, Learning, Tools, and Funding

From our colleagues at USDA-RD


From: Agans, Suzette - RD, Washington, DC []
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2014 9:53 AM
Subject: Publications, Learning, Tools, and Funding




Part-Time for Economic Reasons: A Cross-Industry Comparison - A segment of the workforce is working part time, even though they say they want full-time work. What factors are at work within this cohort, and which industries have been most affected? A macroblog post delves into the data.


Jobs Calculator Updated with State Data - How many jobs does it take in your state? Check out our state-level Jobs Calculator to learn how June data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics affect the outlook for unemployment in each state.





Webinar: Grassroots Grants - Thursday, July 31, 2014, 4-5 PM EDT – Registration required

Is your community a place for possibilities? Can residents bring their ideas to life, take risks, make connections and hone their creative skills?
Grassroots grantmaking focuses on helping people-powered organizations turn possibilities into realities. Through small grants, residents move from dreaming to doing and become critical change makers in their community. Janis Foster Richardson, executive director of Grassroots Grantmakers, joins CommunityMatters on Thursday, July 31 for an hour-long webinar. You'll hear how local governments, nonprofits, foundations and other community groups are supporting people in making positive change.



A WRDC-NACDEP Western Region Webinar

The terms "sustainability" and "livability" are sometimes interchanged, but both terms can mean different things to different people. During this webinar you will learn more about the six livability principles, and how livability connects housing and transportation issues. Additional issues related to livability include land use and economic development, community health, and alternative modes of transportation.

Presenter David Kack is the Director for the Small Urban and Rural Livability Center at the Western Transportation Institute - Montana State University, and has 15 years of experience specializing in transportation coordination, management, and planning. Through the Center, David hopes to show how the six livability principles can be applied to small urban and rural (and frontier) areas.

To participate in this webinar, click on the following link and login as a Guest on the date and time of the event.  


Recorded Webinar: Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives - - includes curriculum explains the different types of renewable energy  from bio-diesel to solar hot water.


Videos - WXTV - Series of short videos on techniques for weatherizing your home.





HUD Tool:
The OneCPD Technical Assistance program is expanding across HUD and is being renamed the Community Compass Technical Assistance program. The name Community Compass reflects HUD’s TA goal to help customers navigate challenges and point them in the right direction to best serve their communities. Community Compass is focused on equipping communities with the knowledge, skills, tools, capacity, and systems to implement HUD programs and policies successfully. Further, Community Compass brings together technical assistance investments from across HUD program offices and builds on the previous OneCPD Plus program as an outcome-focused, cross-Departmental approach to HUD’s technical assistance and capacity building activities.
As HUD implements Community Compass, the OneCPD Resource Exchange website is changing to reflect the cross-department scope. Effective tonight, the OneCPD Resource Exchange will become the HUD Exchange. In the coming months, the HUD Exchange will be expanded to provide customers and partners with program, policy, and reporting system information, resources, and assistance for programs across HUD, as it currently does for CPD programs. You will notice changes throughout the website to reflect the new name, for instance:

  • The header on the website now reads “HUD Exchange”
  • The internal portion of the website is now “My HUD Exchange”
  • The “OneCPD Mailing List” is now the “HUD Exchange Mailing List”
  • “OneCPD Learn” is now “HUD Exchange”

We appreciate your patience as additional changes are made to OneCPD system email addresses, URLs, and social media pages. Please note that all existing URLs or links that you have saved for the website will still work. If you have any questions or comments, please submit them via the Contact Us form.





Call of Duty Endowment Invites Nominations for 2014 Seal of Distinction Awards  - DEADLINE: August 5, 2014

In addition to receiving the endowment's seal of distinction, selected organizations will be awarded grants of $30,000 as well as operational advice and support....


Continuum of Care Program - Registration for FY2014 - Application deadline: Aug 6, 2014
Provides grants for programs that assist individuals and families who are homeless by providing supportive care services as they move into transitional and permanent housing. Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


CompareCards Invites Applications for K-12 Financial Literacy Programs   -DEADLINE: August 8, 2014

Four $5,000 grants of up to $5,000 each will be awarded to support pre-existing financial literacy programs in K-12 schools with priority given to programs that reach a broad group of students....


Family Caregiver Alliance Accepting Nominations for Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards  - DEADLINE: August 22, 2014

The annual award provides three grants of $20,000 each to programs that support caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias in underserved communities....


National Endowment for the Humanities Accepting Applications for Bridging Cultures Grant  - DEADLINE: August 21, 2014

Grants of up to $120,000 will be awarded to nonprofits, local government agencies, and Indian tribal governments conducting projects....


National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Accepting Applications for Pre-K-5 Teacher Development Grants   -DEADLINE: November 7, 2014

Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded in support of professional development plans that improve teacher competence as well as student learning....




Suzette M. Agans

Community and Economic Development
Rural Development | U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave., S.W. | Washington, D.C. 20250-3253
Phone: 202.401.1922 | Fax 202.401.7311


"Committed to the future of rural communities"
"Estamos dedicados al futuro de las comunidades rurales"


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