Federal Budget: Funding for Key #EconDev Programs
Federal Budget: The omnibus spending bill passed by Congress in March authorized favorable spending levels for 2018 for federal economic development programs, including:
- Economic Development Agency – 302 million for fiscal 2018; about $26 million above fiscal 2017;
- Manufacturing Extension Program – received $140 million; $10 million above fiscal 2017;
- CDBG – received roughly $3.3 billion; $365 million about fiscal 2017;
- TIGER – received $1.5 billion; $1 billion above fiscal 2017 ;
- Rural Business-Cooperative Service – received roughly $77 million; about $12 million above fiscal 2017
- Employment and Training Administration apprenticeship opportunities – received $145 million; $50 million above fiscal 2017;
- Minority Business Development Agency – received $39 million; $5 million over fiscal 2017, and
- Appalachian Regional Commission- received $155 million; $3 million over fiscal 2017.
Ohio CDC Association is partnering with Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) to bring the National Development Council (NDC) Housing Development Finance Training to Ohio.
NDC offers this nationally renowned training program that builds the development finance capacity for professionals working at every level and for every sector of the economic, housing and community development profession.read more
Communities driven by private sector technology developments will move to create Smart Communities to address transportation, public service, safety and utility challenges in 2019. Smart Community models are driven by Information Age technology known as the Internet of Things (IoT) and self-driving vehicles known as Autonomous Vehicles (AVs).read more
The Champaign Economic Partnership’s new business liaison, Ashley Cook, is providing students and others in Champaign County an inside look at local manufacturing facilities and the career opportunities they offer.read more