U.S. States, Cities Await Guidelines on Spending Stimulus
Source: Reuters by Karen Pierog

COVID-19 Was a ‘Pivot Point’ for States Digital Transformation. Now What?
The pandemic forced a torrent of new digital government endeavors. Now states and cities need to determine if the successful ones can be made permanent. By Benjamin Freed / StateScoop

HUD Withdraws Proposed Rule, Reaffirms Its Commitment to Equal Access to Housing, Shelters, and Other Services Regardless of Gender Identity
Source: HUD Exchange

Philadelphia Uses Innovation Fund to Inspire Agencies to Take Action
To encourage city agencies to reimagine and transform their internal and public-facing services, Philadelphia, Penn., has established an accessible and flexible innovation grant process.
By Julia Edinger / GovTech

‘I Feel like I’m Drowning’: Women Business Owners Keep Hitting New Barriers to Federal Loan Aid
Women, especially women of color, are driving small-business growth during a pandemic in which they’ve been hit particularly hard — and missed out on help. By Muriel Padilla / RouteFifty

Power of Partnerships
Source: Engaging Local Government Leaders


Sacramento to Transform Historic Train Station into People-First Mobility Hub
Transit, green space, affordable housing and sustainable infrastructure elements make up the 31-acre Sacramento Valley Station Area plan. By Cailin Crowe / SmartCitiesDive

An Opportunity for Infrastructure that Cities and Industry Can Achieve
By Brie Sachse / American City & County

Underfunded Public Transit Systems Face Ongoing Challenges in Ohio
By Kathiann M. Kowalski / Energy News Network

Interstate Water Wars Are Heating Up Along With the Climate


The Future of Work, Office and Technology in Local Government
Commentary by Dr. Alan Shark American City & County

DuPage County – “Home is Where the Heart Is” Group Home Project
CDBG serving low and moderate income persons and neighborhoods in the U.S.  
Source: HUDExchange & NACCED – CDBG Success Stories

iLearn Live
iLearn Live is a 1-day, mid-year, mini-conference on
May 6, 2021 brought to you by GPA. Join thought leaders from the grants industry in four interactive, online sessions: federal grants; diversity, equity and inclusion; sustainable development goals; and healthy coping skills. After the four conference sessions stay for iNetwork, a participant networking session.
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The Merge and Migration of and
On May 19, 2021 join the General Services Administration for a presentation about the merge of and,

NGMA 2021 GMBoK Training May 25-26
The Grants Management Body of Knowledge Training will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the full grants lifecycle from solicitation and evaluation of applications to closeout and audit.
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National Community Development Association 52nd Annual Conference
Online – June 16-18, 2021
National Community Development Association (NCDA) is a nonpartisan national nonprofit organization comprised of more than 400 local governments across the country that administer federally-supported community development, economic development, and affordable housing programs.
Learn More About NCDA
Conference Draft Agenda