Money Matters: Funding Sources for Community and Economic Development


Money Matters Webinar

Funding Sources for Community and Economic Development

In the ever-evolving landscape of community and economic development, securing adequate funding is paramount. Join us for a live webinar tailored to city officials, economic developers, and chambers of commerce – “Money Matters” is designed to empower community leaders with insights into diverse funding sources that drive transformative initiatives.

Empower your community with the knowledge to navigate the intricacies of funding sources. Join us for “Money Matters,” and take a significant step towards unlocking the financial resources necessary to drive sustainable community and economic development.

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Key Takeaways:

Comprehensive Overview of Funding Sources: Discover a range of funding avenues, including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grants, and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. Gain an understanding of their eligibility criteria, application processes, and how they can fuel your community’s progress.

Utility Providers: In many states, utility and power providers have large economic development initiatives. This webinar touch on utility funding as an option for cities and why it makes sense for power providers to invest in retail economic development.

Effective Application Strategies: Learn best practices for preparing successful funding applications, including tips for articulating your project’s potential, aligning with funding goals, and demonstrating community impact. Hear about the skills needed to stand out in the competitive grant landscape.

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Jenn Gregory

Jenn Gregory is the President of Downtown Strategies and has worked with hundreds of communities across the country. She has successfully helped cities find grant funding to start economic development and community revitalization projects.

Brought to you by the R Cos Governmental Affairs Task Force

The R Cos Governmental Affairs Task Force is comprised of team members from both Retail Strategies and Retail Specialists and exists to provide thought leadership and education to our stakeholders; provide advocacy on a statewide level in our client network in support of retail and community and economic development; promote retail and real estate on a federal level through networking; and identify and promote incentives that are available within our network states to support quality community and economic development projects and development.

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