KCP Competitive Funding, RISE Grant, Civic Engagement, Digital Experience, and more!

Source: Pennsylvania Downtown Center

KCP Competitive Funding Round Opens July 1!

The application for the next DCED Keystone Communities competitive funding round opens July 1, 2021 through August 31, 2021.

More information available on their website.

Invitation to Virtual Assemblies

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia presents these upcoming virtual assemblies.

June 30 assembly on Community Foundations, CDFIs, and Regional Revitalization will be focus on community capital ecosystems.

July 15 assembly on Equitable Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, Tourism, and Seasonality.

USDA Launches Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) Program

to Help Expand Regional Economies and Create High-Wage Jobs in Distressed Rural Communities

Fact Sheet for this Grant Opportunity 

Eligible applicants include:

  • Non-profit entities
  • State entities
  • Tribal entities
  • Institutions of higher education
  • Public bodies

RISE grant funds can be used to:

  • Build or support a business incubator facility
  • Provide worker training to assist in the creation of new jobs
  • Train the existing workforce with skills for higher-paying jobs
  • Develop a base of skilled workers and improve their opportunities to obtain high-wage jobs in new or existing local industries

Read the full news release here.

Complimentary MARC NAHRO Webinar: “ReOpening Strategies”

We are all facing challenges now that the world is reopening after the pandemic. Learn reopening strategies from some of the top Executive Directors in our Region.  When you register, please include any questions you may have about safe reopenings by June 21 to allow the presenters to prepare.


Lynn Bartlett, Executive Director, Housing Authority of Bergen County, Hackensack, NJ
Dale P. Gravett, SPHM, Executive Director, Housing Authority of Chester County, West Chester, PA
Stacy L. Spann, Executive Director, Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County, MD

Wednesday, June 23 | 1:00-2:30 pm 

Getting Grants and Donor buy-in

Do you often have trouble with the section of grant applications that asks how your project can be sustainable long-term? In this free webinar, BullMoose Marketing hosts Will Prince, Development and Membership Director at the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation to go over how to use marketing and a marketing strategy to help get grants and achieve donor buy-in for development projects.

June 29th at 1:00 PM

AARP Livable Lesson: Equitable Development

Countless communities throughout the United States are filled with car-centric, unwalkable downtowns and neighborhoods. Community design and development expert Christopher Coes explains how equity can guide the creation of better neighborhoods and cities.

PANO presents Staff & Volunteers | Legal Compliance & Ethics

In this session, Tish Mogan, Standards for Excellence Director at PANO, along with Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultants Deb Drury and Tom Tupitza, Esq., will look at things like organizational and management structure, compensation procedures, personnel policies, volunteer policies, legal requirements for creating inclusive workplaces, and more.

You’ll get lots of tools and resources for putting the information shared into practice, including:

  • Sample New Employee Orientation Checklist
  • Sample Document Retention Policy
  • Sample Remote Work Policy
  • Sample Employee Handbook
  • Model Volunteer Program Policies and Procedures
  • Legal Checklist of Compliance with Selected Legal, Regulatory, and Financial Reporting Requirements for Nonprofits
  • Sample Code of Ethics 

Wednesday, June 30 | 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Civic Engagement: Making Positive Change in Communities, Together

Join the Housing Alliance of PA us on July 8th at 12 PM, to discuss civic engagement work and how you and your organization can be involved to move the Commonwealth towards having a safe and decent home within reach for all Pennsylvanians.

Thursday, July 8th
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Save the Date!

PDC welcomes Jon Stover & Associates for the inside scoop of the impact analysis of Pennsylvania’s Outdoor Recreation Economy: Exploring the Economic Development Potential of Nature-Based Placemaking.

Registration opens soon!
Tuesday, July 13 | 10:00 a.m.

The Ultimate Digital Experience Audit Workbook

What does a best-in-class digital experience look like? Hubspot designed this workbook to help you not just evaluate your digital experience, but improve how your buyers interact with every aspect of your business online. The Ultimate Digital Experience Audit Workbook is only one click away.