CDBG-CV HUD Resources, Marketing Automation, Show me the Funding, and more!

Source: Pennsylvania Downtown Center

CDBG-CV HUD Resources Available

Recently, HUD has made available two very useful guides to assist grantees in administering Community Development Block Grant-CARES (CDBG-CV) funds. Please take time to review the information provided in these guides. 

CDBG-CV Rural Coronavirus Response Quick Guide
CDBG-CV Broadband Quick Guide

These resources may be helpful as you are discussing how you are implementing previous federal assistance funding and current federal funding. Any questions, please contact your respective Grant Manager.

Second Quarter Reporting

Second quarter reporting is due by July 15th. If you haven’t already done so, please enter your reinvestment statistics here.

As a reminder, reporting is a requirement of DCED Keystone Communities designation and for national accreditation with the National Main Street Center and state accreditation with Pennsylvania Downtown Center for Elm Street programs.

If you have questions please contact PDC staff.

KCP Competitive Funding Round is Open!

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

Please note – if you submitted an application for the previous round of funding and haven’t yet heard back, you do not need to re-submit for that same project but can apply for a different project this round. More information available on their website.

How Marketing Automation Can Work for You

One of the biggest trends in 2021 will continue to be automated multi-channel marketing. Marketers have become accustomed to integrating their online efforts, but integrating with offline tactics like print will become the norm. It’s the art of taking creative marketing ideas, building them into data-driven, multi-channel marketing campaigns and launching them in one integrated platform.

How to Determine Your Next Best Fundraising Event

You are looking ahead to your fall fundraising event season with gusto, but with everything that has happened in the last year, you may be wondering what event type is best for your organization.

Join this free LIVE webinar, How to Determine Your Next Best Fundraising Event: In-Person, Virtual or Hybrid?, for a deep dive into choosing the perfect fundraising event for you (no matter the kind or size of your organization) and the tools you’ll need to ensure its success.

What you’ll learn:

  • Fundraising lessons from 2020 and what to take forward
  • Pros and cons of in-person, virtual and hybrid fundraising events
  • How to chose what’s best for your organization
  • Expert tools and strategies for any type of event

“Show me the Funding!”

New to finding and writing grant applications? Or maybe just need to refine that skillset?

Join PDC for this webinar designed to walk you through the steps needed to write a successful grant application.

Tuesday, July 20th from 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Livable Lesson: Incremental Code Reform

Why are so few cities, towns and neighborhoods in the United States walkable? Why is it so difficult to find vibrant communities where people of all ages, abilities, incomes and backgrounds can live, work, shop and play?

The answer, in many locations, is that zoning codes and land use ordinances have made the creation of such places illegal.

Using Social Media to Build Relationships with Your Donors

If you thought there might be a chance social media was “just a phase”, the last year-and-change of social distancing proved that it’s here to stay. Social media is where people (including your donors) basically live these days, and if you’re not leveraging social media to build donor relationships you may be missing out on a huge opportunity – to both raise awareness about your mission and increase your bottom line.

In this FREE session, PANO partner Keela will share:

  • An overview of the importance of using social media to build donor relationships.
  • Ways to engage with your existing and potential donors on different platforms.
  • Social media best practices to keep your followers engaged. 

Tuesday, July 20 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Shaping the future of your Main Street with one referral

As we reach the peak of summer, small businesses are getting back into full action, and they’ve got big plans in mind: new products, new locations, and new fun things to do in your neighborhood.

Now, imagine that you’re the reason why these plans come true.

Send referrals by July 31 to Honeycomb Credit and earn $500 plus a complimentary impact spotlight if the business launches a Honeycomb campaign.