Arts & Economic Recovery, Liveable Community Quiz, Capacity Building, and more!

The Arts and Economic Recovery in Your Community

Join Fourth Economy and Local Government Academy to learn how communities across the state are tapping into the arts and engaging local creative professionals to create vibrancy and economic impact for post-COVID-19 recovery.

Who should attend?

Municipal managers, planners, economic development and planning staff, chambers of commerce, planning commissioners, and elected officials, as well as arts organizations, creative sector professionals, artists, designers, and performers, and creative entrepreneurs and small business owners.Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 at 12:00 PM. Webinar Registration

What Makes a Community Livable – Quiz

This AARP 10-question quiz asks test-takers to identify some of the livability features that benefit people of all ages and life stages. (Attention local leaders and advocates: These questions can be used to help start conversations about your community’s livability.)

10 Reasons to Apply for National Trust Preservation Funds
Here are ten reasons why you should apply for a grant through the National Trust Preservation Funds by the October 1 fall deadline:

#10: It’s easy to apply! Our online application allows multiple staff to collaborate, work can be saved and returned to, and many other user-friendly features.
#9: Kick start your project. Funding provides seed money to start that big project you’ve been thinking about.
#8: Community outreach. Get the resources to engage and educate members of your community.
#7: Obtain the expertise you need. Hire an expert in preservation, archaeology, or other related fields needed to take your project to the next level.
#6: Grants are awarded three times a year! If you’re not quite ready to apply, keep our February 1 deadline in mind.
#5: Get national recognition! Grants from a national organization can spur financial support at the local level.
#4: Be the change. Your project can serve as a catalyst for others in your community.
#3: Build a stronger organization. Use the funding to enhance your organizational capacity.
#2: Money!! Who doesn’t need money? Funding ranges from $2,500 to $5,000.
#1: You deserve it! You and your organization are doing important work, and you deserve to be the best that you can be!

Apply Today

Capacity Building for Long-Term Growth, Stability & Success

Capacity building – just another nonprofit buzzword? It doesn’t have to be! So what is capacity building anyway, and how can it help your nonprofit increase its effectiveness and attract more funding?
In this lively interactive workshop, Lou Beccaria and Connie Carter, co-authors of the new book, NONPROFIT EXCELLENCE: Strategies for a Challenging World, will explain the rich diversity of capacity building initiatives and how they can help to build your organization’s long-term stability and success. Also included will be tips and strategies for obtaining funding for capacity building projects. 

Tuesday, August 31
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Interactive Web Session

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Energy Efficiency Programs for UGI Gas Customers

UGI is working to help Pennsylvanians save energy and money by providing rebates and programs to multi-family housing providers and homeowners investing in energy efficient systems. Join the Housing Alliance to hear about the latest programs, what the savings are and details on how best to work with UGI to ensure you get the best outcome from your energy efficiency upgrades. 

Thursday, September 16, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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$500 Million in Emergency Rural Health Care Grant Funding through America Rescue Plan

The Emergency Rural Health Care program is designed to help broaden access to COVID-19 testing and vaccines, rural health care services, and food assistance through food banks and food distribution facilities. 
Rural health care is challenged by immediate financial needs stemming from COVID-19 related expenses. Long-term access to – and availability of – rural health care services have been further hampered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to these challenges, this program offers two tracks of funding to eligible applicants. 

  • Track One: Recovery Grants provide immediate relief to address the economic conditions arising from the COVID-19 emergency
  • Track Two: Impact Grants advance ideas and solutions to solve regional rural health care problems to support the long-term sustainability of rural health

Eligible applicants include public bodies, community-based nonprofits, and federally-recognized Tribes. Facilities and projects supported through this grant must be located in rural areas with populations of 20,000 or fewer, and must primarily serve rural areas. Applications are being accepted now through October 12th, 2021.