Cities Navigate How to Maximize Incoming American Rescue Plan Funds
As strained state and local governments start to see some of the $350 billion earmarked for them in the stimulus package, “It’s both exciting and terrifying,” Dayton, Ohio’s city manager said. By  Maria Rachel /

HUD Announces $5 Billion to House People Experiencing Homelessness
Source: HUD

Stimulus Funds Poised to Magnify Impact of Economic Development Administration’s New Equity Focus
By Chris Teale /

Everyday Leadership in Local Government
Source: Engaging Local Government Leaders

Department of Education Allocates $800 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Support Students Experiencing Homelessness
Source: HUD Exchange

Update for CPD Income Eligibility Calculator Users
Updates include: BEDI, CDBG, CDBG-DR, HOME, HOPWA, HTF, NSP, and more Source: HUD Exchange

Virginia Launches Dashboards to Track Public Health and Equity
By Ryan Johnston / StateScoop

Local Governments’ Underused Resource for Building Local Jobs
By Jarbari Simama /


Tracking the Future of US Recycling Policy in Congress
By Megan Quinn & Cole Rosengren /

Senate Lawmakers Release $304B Bipartisan Roads Proposal
By Jonathan Reichental / StateScoop

Commentary: Transmission Investment Can Create Thousands of Jobs. The Time is Now
By Brian Gemmell / Energy News Network

Will Public Transit Get a Lift from Rising Ride-Share Prices?
Ride-hailing prices have exploded in recent weeks. Vaccinations are allowing people to return to normal activities, which in turn is generating a surge in demand. Meanwhile, the supply of drivers remains limited, with many having switched to driving for food delivery services during the pandemic. By Jake Blumgart /

Atlanta Installs Fiber for ‘Smart City’ Corridor
Source: StateScoop

Supporting Innovative Solutions to Local Water Challenges
Source: National League of Cities

What Bike and Pedestrian Advocates Say is Missing From the Senate Roads Bill
The $304 billion draft legislation includes policies they wanted, but a major new grant program was left out and one group sees deeper flaws. Amendments are set to be considered this week.
By Bill Lucia / Route Fifty


Rethinking the Ways Cities Can Invest in Vital Neighborhoods
By Andre Brumfield / American City & County

The GPA Grantmaker of the Year Award
The GPA Grantmaker of the Year Award recognizes public and private funders that are doing outstanding things in their community and/or are making improvements in the field of grants. The GPA invites you to nominate them for the Grantmaker of the Year Award.

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.

HOME Written Agreements, CDBG Subrecipient Agreements, and Service Contracts Training
The Cloudburst Group
Online – June 23-24, 2021
1pm – 3pm ET
The Cloudburst HOME Written Agreements, CDBG Subrecipient Agreements, and Service Contracts Training demonstrates how grantees can develop and apply effective written agreements throughout their HOME and CDBG programs.

2021 NACo Annual Conference 
In-Person and Virtual
July 9- 12
Prince George’s County, MD
Join county elected and appointed officials from across the country for NACo’s 2021 Annual Conference & Exposition.

Ohio Conference of Community Development (OCCD)
July 28 – 29, 2021