Policy & Data

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Ten Podcasts Focused on Rural Community and Economic Development

Check out our roundup of ten podcasts highlighting important issues about and to rural communities and Native nations.

Event
How the proposed Rural Partnership Program meets capacity needs in rural America

Jun. 24th, 2024, 3PM

Attend this virtual information session to learn how the Farm Bill can strengthen rural capacity and expertise to pursue locally-led solutions.

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The Power of Rural Collaboration and Coalition Building: Lessons Learned and Paths Forward

Jun. 17th, 2024, 4PM

Join our June 17 webinar to discuss capacity development, collaboration, and coalition building.

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Collaborative Strategies FOR RURAL HEALTH AND ECONOMIC PROSPERITY

Insights and recommendations to do rural development and rural health differently—moving collectively toward equitable rural development with projects grounded in place and a people-centered vision of community impact.

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Funding Rural Futures: Call to Action

What it will take to make more flexible and responsive funding available to organizations serving low-income and persistent poverty rural regions?

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Steps Towards Equity: Voices from the USDA Equity Commission Report

Aspen CSG's analysis of the USDA Equity Commission's final report, plus quotes and insights from rural development leaders appointed to the commission.

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Barriers to Federal Investment in Rural Communities 

The West Virginia Community Development Hub

The Hub's report identifies potential strategies individual agencies could undertake to creatively address current barriers to rural access to federal resources.

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Do New FEMA Rule Changes Align with Equity Principles?

FEMA announced big changes to federal disaster assistance programs. Do these changes create more equitable outcomes for communities after natural disasters?

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Equitable Economic Development Playbook Initiative

International Economic Development Council (IEDC)

IEDC’s Equitable Economic Development Playbook Initiative is IEDC’s flagship Race, Equity, and Economic Development program.

Blog
In It For Rural Resources: A ROADS Event Recap

Resources and learnings from webinar on new federal opportunities for funding and technical assistance for rural America.

Report
Analyzing the opportunities for rural America in IIJA, CHIPS, and IRA

Brookings Institution

Brookings Institute authors estimate >$464 billion, or 45% of the combined appropriations in these three laws, present a significant opportunity for rural America and offer recommendations on how to maximize the benefits.

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Video: Solutions Slam at Radically Rural

Radically Rural

Solutions Slam & Reimagining Rural: Connecting the Dots with a Rural Framework. Featuring Aspen CSG.