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American Planning Association: Policy Guides & Frameworks

The American Planning Association's (APA) policy guides represent the collective thinking of our members on positions of both principle and practice. They represent APA's official position on issues central to building communities of lasting value. Topics include: Climate Change, Energy, Hazard Mitigation, Sustainability, Housing, and more.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:planning, aging & elderly, homeless, development & smart growth, heritage & historic preservation, housing & real estate, infrastructure & communications, land use & zoning, redevelopment & revitalization, community & public health, disaster preparedness & emergency response, health & health care, agriculture & food systems, transportation, Land Use Planning & Housing, Special Populations, Local Government & Services, Recreation & Health, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:aging, aging in place, planning, clean energy, climate change, environmental quality, food systems, energy efficiency, energy, waste management, housing, hazard mitigation, health, historic preservation, homelessness, redevelopment, security, smart growth, development, transportation, water
Telephone:202-872-0611
Link:webpage

Bear Paw Development

Bear Paw Development provides professional planning and project management. ent services the following geographic areas in the State of Montana. Services include small business development, brownfields program, community development, loan department, and value added agriculture programs.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:information source, organization
Subtopic:local government, rural community issues & solutions, economic development, business assistance, development & smart growth, funding & financing, environmental health & quality, agriculture & food systems, Land Use Planning & Housing, Local Government & Services, Community Building, Business & Economy, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:small business support, funding, agriculture, environmental quality, economic development, redevelopment
Telephone:406-265-9226
Link:webpage

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: How small towns and cities can use local assets to rebuild their economies

This report examines case studies of small towns and cities that have complemented thier recruitment of major employers, manufacturers, and large retailers by successfully emphasizing their existing assets and distinctive resources. Topics discussed in the report include: identifying and building on existing assets, engaging all members of the community to plan for the future, taking advantage of outside funding, creating incentives for community redevelopment and investment, encouraging cooperation within the community and across the region, and supporting a clean and healthy enviornment.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:business assistance, economic development, employment & workforce, collaboration & community engagement, community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, redevelopment & revitalization, environmental health & quality, Business & Economy, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:community development, community revitalization, economic development, environmental quality, citizen planning, incentive, resource development
Telephone:202-564-8497
Link:webpage

Federal Resources for Sustainable Rural Communities

Provides information on funding and technical assistance opportunities available from HUD, DOT, EPA, and USDA, as well as examples of how rural communities across the country have put these programs into action.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:technical assistance, resource guide, funding resource
Subtopic:housing & real estate, transportation, conservation & environment, agriculture & food systems, rural community issues & solutions, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building,
Tags:rural community, funding, technical assistance, housing, transportation, environmental quality, agriculture, farming
Telephone:
Link:webpage

Jerry Metcalf Foundation (JMF)

The Jerry Metcalf Foundation is a private, non-profit organization that has been supporting progressive work in Montana with small grant awards for non-profit projects. Funding is provided for projects involving visual, performing, and literary arts, historical research and preservation, environmental research and conservation, and education and community health.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:funding resource, organization
Subtopic:community & capacity development, philanthropy, rural community issues & solutions, urban issues & solutions, heritage & historic preservation, community & public health, health services, health & health care, arts & culture, conservation & environment, environmental health & quality, Issues & Opportunities, Recreation & Health, Local Government & Services, Land Use Planning & Housing, Community Building,
Tags:grants, funding, arts and culture, environmental quality, health, education, conservation, historic preservation
Telephone:406-461-8708
Link:webpage

J.M. Kaplan Fund

The J.M. Kaplan Fund, a New York City based family foundation, champions inventive giving that supports transformative social, environmental, and cultural causes.The fund is active across the United States and beyond, operating grant programs focusing on the environment, heritage conservation, migration, and New York City.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource
Subtopic:environmental health & quality, heritage & historic preservation, Issues & Opportunities, Land Use Planning & Housing,
Tags:conservation, environmental quality, historic preservation, heritage, grants, funding
Telephone:212-767-0630
Link:webpage

Sonoran Institute

The Sonoran Institute is a not-for-profit 501 '3 organization that promotes community decisions that respect the land and people of the West. Sonoran's website includes information, contacts and examples to promote community-based strategies that preserve and protect the ecological integrity of protected lands and at the same time meet the economic aspirations of adjoining landowners and communities.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:organization, information source
Subtopic:community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, development & smart growth, planning, public lands, conservation & environment, environmental health & quality, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:citizen planning, community engagement, conservation, environmental quality, sustainable development, agriculture
Telephone:520-290-0828
Link:webpage