HUD Kicks Off National Healthy Homes Month 2021
Source: HUD

Pandemic was a ‘Tipping Point’ for Government Modernization
From telehealth to telework, virtual courts to virtual education, rarely in modern history have we seen so many large-scale experiments in government rolled out so quickly and at such a massive scale By Benjamin Freed / StateScoop

Federal Retirement Kept Dropping in May But Backlog Still Higher Than Same Time in 2020
By Amelia Brust / Federal News Network

Steps Non-Entitlement Units of Local Government Need to Take to Receive Funds
Source: National League of Cities

How Will Federal Investment in Quantum Affect Local Gov?
Experts in quantum computing say the federal government’s continued support of the emerging technology will have implications for state and local government entities, particularly as it applies to economic development. Source:

How Local Governments Can Get Ahead of the Infrastructure Wave: Strategies to Mitigate Risk
By Kenneth M. Roberts and Christina K. Brunka / American City & County

Our Towns: State Programs Are Laboratories for the Nation
By James Fallows/ The Atlantic

US Libraries Need $32B for Construction and Renovations, Estimates Show
By Brent Woodie / Route Fifty


Reimagining Street Parking to Improve Traffic Flow, Business Opportunities
The pandemic has created a unique opportunity for forward-thinking municipalities to fundamentally change transit and mobility By Jeremy Zuker / Route Fifty – Smart Cities

What the Electric Bus Industry Could do with a Multibillion-dollar Federal Investment
By Gordon Feller / Canary Media

The Fast and the Furious: Electric Bikers and Cyclists Compete for Trail Space
By Scott Calvert / Wall Street Journal

The Return of Recycling Markets
By Chaz Miller / Waste 360

Ohio Will Soon be Home to the Largest Solar Factory Complex Outside of China
Source: Energy News Network by CNN Business

Bills Reintroduced into Legislation to Increase Fines on Landfill Polluters
By Rachel Hyams / WILX 10

HUD Awards $160 Million to 5 Communities to Revitalize Housing, Invest in Neighborhoods
Source: HUD


Dig Deeper into Housing Market Trends using Home Sale data from Moody’s Analytics | PolicyMap
High-quality and affordable housing is critical to a family’s wellbeing. But homes in some areas are so expensive that many families struggle to meet this fundamental need. Source: PolicyMap

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.
NCDA Conference Draft Agenda
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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.
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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.
Learn More About NACo

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