Publications, Tools, Learning, & Funding. Resources for businesses and organizations!


Resource List for Dialogue and Action on Racism and Civil Rights - The resources are for individuals, community leaders and groups, law enforcement officials and elected leaders who want to learn about, organize dialogue, and take action to address specific aspects of structural racism.

Done Recruiting? Start Retaining Provides five strategies to retain rural physicians. Date: 01 / 2014

Source Book: Rural Health Workforce Development Grant Program, 2010-2013 
Describes 20 initiatives funded under the Rural Health Workforce Development Grant Program in the 2010-2013 funding cycle. Includes information on program services, community characteristics, outcomes, challenges addressed, partners involved, and implications for other communities. Organization: Health Resources and Services Administration



Make the Connection: Shared Experiences and Support for Veterans 
Provides veterans with resources and support for overcoming mental health issues and other challenges. Especially in rural areas, help for veterans depends on support from everyone who interacts with veterans, including local health care providers that have direct contact with veterans. Organization: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Rural-Urban Commuting Area (RUCA) Codes
A list of rural-urban commuting area (RUCA) codes. RUCA codes classify U.S. census tracts using measures of population density, urbanization, and daily commuting. The most recent RUCA codes are based on data from the 2010 decennial census and the 2006-10 American Community Survey decennial census.



WEBINAR: NADO to Feature Small Town Downtown Economic Development Strategies, Feb 5, 2-3:15 on ET 
Across the country, small towns are rediscovering and reclaiming their main streets and downtowns by pursuing innovative community and economic development projects.  Once abandoned sidewalks, storefronts, and plazas are now bustling with activity as residents find their way back downtown, once again making these spaces the social, civic, and economic centers of their communities.

Join the NADO Research Foundation on February 5 from 2:00-3:15 ET for a free webinar highlighting three small towns (Greenville, KYClaremont, NH, and Millen, GA) that are investing in their downtowns through streetscape improvements, historic preservation, brownfields remediation, and tourism initiatives.  Learn how strong local and regional leadership, dedicated volunteers, and a mix of local, state, and federal funding can come together to transform downtowns and main streets, improving both quality-of-life and economic opportunities for residents.

Jason Vincent, Executive Director, Pennyrile Area Development District
Nancy Merrill, Director, Planning and Development, City of Claremont, NH
Linda Grijalva, Director of Community Development, Central Savannah River Area Regional Commission

Click here to register.  The NADO Research Foundation has applied for 1.25 AICP CM credits; registrants will be notified once the webinar receives approval.  This webinar is being organized through support from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).  Contact Brett Schwartz at with any questions

WEBINAR: February 27th WCRL webinar (1-2 pm ET) presented by Josh Humphries and Robert Donnan - Sharpen Your Pitch: How to Present a WealthWorks Value Chain to Investors. This webinar builds on a very successful workshop Robert and Josh did last fall. There will also be a related guide published soon. This will be valuable for anyone interested in sharpening the way you present your wealth creation work to potential investors. Register hereand please share the link with your colleagues.



Western Lands and Communities Program Offers Scenario Planning Grants 
Western Lands and Communities (WLC), a joint program between the Sonoran Institute and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, is seeking communities interested in using exploratory scenario planning to assist in planning or community decision-making processes that engage multiple stakeholders.  Scenario planning can explore future conditions related to water resources, energy, and climatic variability or change, as well as how these issues relate to land use planning and community development.  Successful applicants will receive scenario planning workshops designed and led by WLC staff and other experts and a grant of up to $10,000 to cover associated costs.  The ideal proposal will involve partnerships among various entities, including municipal, county, and regional planning departments and agencies; community organizations; citizen coalitions; and watershed organizations.  Applications are due February 15.  Click herefor the complete Request for Proposals.  If you have questions on the grant, contact Joe Marlow at or 520.290.0828, ext. 1146

Grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities - Museums, libraries, and cultural organizations are invited to apply for grants to support public programs in the humanities, particularly those with an emphasis on education and racial equity.

RedRover Seeks Applications From Emergency Shelter Organizations to Help Victims of Domestic Abuse and Their Pets - DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2014 
Grants of up $3,000 will be awarded to help victims of domestic violence and their animal companions stay together during times of crisis....

AstraZeneca Healthcare Foundation Invites Proposals for Community Cardiovascular Health Projects -DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 27, 2014 
Grants of $150,000 and up will be awarded to nonprofit organizations in the United States for projects/initiatives designed to improve cardiovascular health at the community level....

Horses and Humans Foundation Issues Call for Research on Therapeutic Effects of Horses on Veterans - DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2014 
Grants averaging $50,000 each will be awarded for research projects designed to investigate the therapeutic effects of equine-assisted activities on military veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder and/or traumatic brain injury....

NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program - Application deadline: Feb 27, 2014 
Offers loan repayment assistance to registered nurses, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, and nursing school faculty who agree to work in underserved areas.
Sponsor: Bureau of Clinician Recruitment and Service

Rural Interprofessional Health Professions Summer Preceptorships - Application deadline: Mar 1, 2014 
Offers a paid, 6-week educational experience for healthcare professions students who want to learn more about healthcare provision in rural settings. Sponsor: National Center for Rural Health Professions

System-level Workforce Capacity Building for Integrating HIV Primary Care in Community Health Care Settings – Demonstration Sites - Application deadline: Mar 10, 2014 
Awards funding to Ryan White grantees for the development and implementation of demonstration sites designed to adapt and re-align workforce systems to improve the provision of care for people living with HIV.
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program - Application deadline: Mar 20, 2014 
Provides loan repayment funding to primary health care professionals who agree to serve in Health Professional Shortage areas of the U.S. Sponsor: National Health Service Corps

System of Care Expansion Implementation Cooperative Agreements - Application deadline: Mar 21, 2014 
Supports the operation, expansion, and integration of Systems of Care intended to increase the provision and availability of mental health services to children and youth with emotional disturbances.
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Academy of General Dentistry Foundation Grant Program - Application deadline: Oct 31, 2014 
Supports programs that offer access to quality oral health care outreach for underserved populations. Sponsor: Academy of General Dentistry

VA Offers $600 Million in Funding to Support Services for Homeless Veteran Families

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the availability of up to approximately $600 million in grants for non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives that serve very low-income Veteran families occupying permanent housing through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. 

Required services include outreach, case management, assistance in obtaining VA benefits, and providing or coordinating efforts to obtain needed entitlements and other community services.  Grantees secure a broad range of other services for participants, including legal assistance; credit counseling; housing counseling; assisting participants in understanding leases, securing utilities, and coordinating moving arrangements; providing representative payee services concerning rent and utilities when needed; and serving as an advocate for the Veteran when mediating with property owners on issues related to locating or retaining housing.  Grantees also offer temporary financial assistance that provides short-term assistance with rent, moving expenses, security and utility deposits, child care, transportation, utility costs, and emergency expenses. 

VA announced the availability of funds today through a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) in the FEDERAL REGISTER.  VA is offering $300 million in FY 2014 funds and $300 million in FY 2015 funds, subject to available appropriations.   VA will make award decisions based on a national competition.