• Bergen_CAP_Getting_Award

    Bergen, CAP Receives 2012 Energy Efficiency Award

  • hawkeye-attic

    Hawkeye Area Community ActionProgram

    One of its weatherization team member insulation a household attic.

  • laramie-va

    Community Action of Laramie County

    Volunteers from Warren Air Force Base installing gutters, building handrails,and refurnishing housing for homeless veterans.

  • rw-roof

    CAP of Ramsey and Washington Counties

    Journeyman Ken Roath and apprentice Ryan Orvis repairing the roof vent after the insulation work was completed.

Home Resources Business Development Community Reinvestment

Community Reinvestment

PrintPrint

American Planning Association
www.planning.org - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
The American Planning Association (APA) is an independent, nonprofit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in community planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change. APA advocates for planning at the national level, promotes good planning through vigorous public information and education programs, provides a forum to share employment opportunities, and engages in relevant research in the field. APA helps ensure excellence in the field by supporting the efforts of the Planning Accreditation Board, emphasizing the importance of continuing education and training as well as AICP certification for practicing planners.

American Society for Training & Development
1640 King Street, Box 1443
Alexandria, VA 22313
tel (703) 683-8100
fax (703)683-8103
www.astd.org
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
The American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) is an association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals. ASTD’s members work in thousands of organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent consultants, and suppliers. ASTD ‘s work includes: research, analysis, benchmarking, online information, and publications for professionals, educators, and students; conferences and workshops; professional development opportunities such as a Job Bank and Career Center, the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance; and public policy advocacy.


Asian Pacific American Community Development Data Center
www.aasc.ucla.edu/cic/
The Asian Pacific American Community Development Data Center (APACDDC) a partnership between the National Coalition of Asian Pacific American Community Development (CAPACD) and the UCLA Asian American Studies Center (AASC), was designated as a Census Information Center (CIC), a cooperative program between the U.S. Census Bureau and 57 national, regional, and local non-profit organizations. The CIC program is designed to increase access to census data for community-based groups with the CICs serving as a clearinghouse of census data, updates and reports.

Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
www.livingeconomies.org – info @livingeconomies.org
The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) is a network of socially responsible businesses, comprised of community networks and independent business members across the U.S. and Canada. BALLE brings together independent business leaders, economic development professionals, government officials, social innovators, and community leaders to build local living economies. BALLE provides a clearinghouse of information relevant to the local living movement, current research in support of the movement, trainings on how to start a local campaign, and connections to others working towards similar goals.

Center for Community Change
www.communitychange.org - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
The Center for Community Change (CCC) builds the power and capacity of low income people, especially low income people of color, to change their communities and public policies for the better. CCC strengthens, connects, and mobilizes grassroots groups to enhance their leadership, voice and power. CCC develops innovative projects and campaigns in coordination with grassroots organizations across the United States to achieve policy change and build the next generation of social movements. CCC works to build broad-based coalitions among various local, regional, and national community organizations. Support for these organizations is provided through technical assistance, leadership development training, conferences organized around key issues, and workshops to build fundraising capacity among grassroots organizations.

Center for Community Economic Development Assistance
www.cceda.com
The Center for Community Economic Development Assistance (The Center) has been established for organizations outside of California that seek technical assistance from the California Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA). CCEDA has served California as a statewide membership association for community development organizations actively engaged in revitalizing California's neighborhoods, including local governments and resident driven community development corporations, community action agencies, and faith based institutions. The Center was established to bring the full menu of technical assistance services of CCEDA nationwide.

Community Development Society
www.comm-dev.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
The Community Development Society (CDS) provides leadership to professionals and citizens across the spectrum of community development. Members have multiple opportunities to learn what's new in the profession, to exchange ideas, to obtain the most current research and reference information available and to share professional expertise. Members gain access to a variety of tools and information through the CDS journal, website, listserve, and webinars. CDS also offers members up-to-date information through their annual conferences, peer-reviewed quarterly journal, book series, and newletters.

Community Reinvestment Fund, USA
www.crfusa.com - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Community Reinvestment Fund (CRF) helps change the lives of people living in economically distressed communities across the country and aims to transform the community development finance system. CRF accesses capital markets on behalf of local development lenders to enable them to increase their impact on the lives of people and their communities. CRF supplies capital to local community development lenders so they can meet goals like growing small businesses, increasing affordable housing, creating and preserve jobs, building child care centers, developing community facilities and more. CRF operates the leading national secondary market for community and economic development loans.

Community Transportation Association of America
www.ctaa.org
The Community Transportation Assistance Program (CTAP) was created through a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Health and Human Services. CTAP is intended to provide human service organizations, planners, funders, and individuals with expertise, training, and support. The mission of the Community Transportation Association in administering the Community Transportation Assistance Program is to build a strong network of transportation professionals and allies to support and advance community transportation and to make human services accessible through safe and affordable transportation services.

Community Transportation Association of America
1341 G Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
www.ctaa.org
The Community Transportation Assistance Program (CTAP) was created through a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Health and Human Services. CTAP is intended to provide human service organizations, planners, funders, and individuals with expertise, training, and support. The mission of the Community Transportation Association in administering the Community Transportation Assistance Program is to build a strong network of transportation professionals and allies to support and advance community transportation and to make human services accessible through safe and affordable transportation services.

The Corps Network
www.corpsnetwork.org
The Corps Network is the voice of the nation's 143 Service and Conservation Corps. Service and Conservation Corps provide a wealth of conservation, infrastructure improvement, and human service projects that have been identified by the community as important. Corps improve and preserve our public lands and national parks, provide critical energy conservation services, restore natural habitats, create urban parks and gardens, provide disaster preparation and recovery to underresourced communities and improve quality of life in low income communities by renovating deteriorating housing and providing support to in-school and after school education programs. By serving their nation, Corpsmembers gain abilities such as work readiness, educational advancement, civic engagement, and the ability to make responsible choices. The Corps Network’s programs including Civic Justice Corps, Public Lands Corps, Clean Energy Service Corps, and Corps Respond.

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
www.enterprisecommunity.org
Enterprise Community Partners is a national nonprofit with more than 25 years of experience in the community development and affordable housing field. Enterprise’s fundamental commitment is to give people living in poverty an opportunity to move up and out. Enterprise believes that these opportunities are best provided in communities with a diverse mix of affordable and market housing options, access to jobs and social supports, and a strong commitment to the environment and civic participation. Enterprise provides asset management services, development and consulting work, capital, grants, loan funds, training events, a wide array of informational resources, and policy solutions to support affordable housing and community development.

Enterprise Community Investment, Inc.
www.enterprisecommunity.com
Enterprise Community Investment, Inc. is a for-profit subsidiary of Enterprise Community Partners that provides real estate investment services for affordable housing and community development. Enterprise Community Investment provides partners with an array of financing tools: pre-development lending, permanent financing, grants, tax credit equity, as well as development expertise in affordable housing, mixed-use development, office and commercial real estate projects, and preservation projects. Enterprise Community Investment is the industry leader in green affordable housing, and invests in communities at a rate of $1 billion a year.

Good Jobs First
www.goodjobsfirst.org - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Good Jobs First is a national policy resource center for grassroots groups and public officials, promoting corporate and government accountability in economic development and smart growth for working families. The organization provides timely, accurate information on best practices in state and local job subsidies, and on the many ties between smart growth and good jobs. Good Jobs First works with a very broad spectrum of organizations, providing research, training, communications, and consulting assistance.    

Green Communities
www.greencommunitiesonline.org
Green Communities is an initiative of Enterprise Community Partners. It is the first national green building program developed for affordable housing. It focuses on the use of environmentally sustainable materials, reduction of negative environmental impacts and increased energy efficiency. It emphasizes designs and materials that safeguard the health of residents and locations that provide easy access to services and public transportation. Green Communities is designed to help developers, investors, builders and residents make the transition to a greener future for affordable housing. Green Communities offers grants, loans, tax-credit equity, training and technical assistance to give developers and builders the resources they need to bring green projects to life.


ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA
www.iclei-usa.org - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
ICLEI is an international membership association of local governments dedicated to climate protection and sustainable development. ICLEI USA is a membership association of cities, towns and counties actively striving to achieve tangible reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and create more sustainable communities.

Initiative for a Competitive Inner City
www.icic.org
The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) is a national, nonprofit organization promoting economic prosperity in America's inner cities through private sector engagement that leads to job, income and wealth creation for local residents. ICIC brings together business and civic leaders to drive innovation and action, transform thinking, and accelerate inner city business growth. Working from a distinctive market-based approach, ICIC's highlights the competitive advantages of inner cities, documents the thousands of thriving companies that are already capitalizing on these advantages, and points the way to new economic development strategies. ICIC also provides research and analysis on key issues affecting inner cities, organizes national economic leadership forums, and provides technical assistance and informational resources to emerging inner city businesses.

Insight Center for Community Economic Development
www.insightcced.org - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
The Insight Center for Community Economic Development is a national research, consulting, and legal organization dedicated to building economic health in vulnerable communities. The Insight Center develops and promotes innovative solutions that help people and communities become, and remain, economically secure. Its programs revolve around workforce development, early care and education, savings and asset building, and legal services. Along with its many client-tailored support services, the Insight Center disseminates information, develops advocacy tools and strategies, gives research, analysis and development assistance, and provides legal advice.

Institute for Sustainable Communities
tel (202) 777-7575 - fax (202) 777-7577
www.iscvt.org - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
The Institute for Sustainable Communities' (ISC) mission is to help communities around the world address environmental, economic, and social challenges to build a better future shaped and shared by all. ISC believes in the power of communities—and their ability to help themselves grow stronger, healthier, more stable, more prosperous and more peaceful. ISC helps communities realize their potential to find creative solutions to complex problems. ISC builds capacity and infrastructure from the top-down and the bottom-up, leaving a legacy of leadership as well as enduring results by bringing together best practices from the public and private sector, using creative, flexible training and mentoring to help communities produce breakthrough results. ISC combines technical expertise and leadership training with strategic investments in local organizations

International Economic Development Council
www.iedconline.org
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to helping economic developers do their job more effectively and raising the profile of the profession. IEDC’s members create more high-quality jobs, develop more vibrant communities, and generally improve the quality of life in their regions. Some programs and services include professional development training courses, conferences, advisory services, and legislation monitoring.

National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations
www.naceda.org - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Concerned about not having a national voice, 15 state community economic development associations came together in 2006 to form the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA) as a vehicle for developing and pursuing a national community agenda. NACEDA works to strengthen and expand the role of state community economic development associations in promoting the efforts of local community development corporations (CDCs), and building the capacity and reach of the CDC field. NACEDA serves its membership through public policy advocacy, the provision of peer-to-peer support and development for state association staff, and support of new and emerging state associations.

National Association of Development Companies
www.nadco.org
The National Association of Development Companies (NADCO) is the trade association of Certified Development Companies (CDCs) - companies that have been certified by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide financing for small businesses under the Certified Development Company Economic Development Loan Program or the SBA 504 Program. NADCO provides information for small businesses who want to learn more about the SBA 504 loan program as well as information for lending partners, attorneys, commercial real estate brokers, CPA's, and any other entities involved with the SBA 504 industry.

National Association of Development Organizations
www.nado.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) provides advocacy, education, research and training for the nation's regional development organizations. NADO offers its members access to a variety of services and benefits - all of which are designed to enhance the ability of regional development organizations to foster regional solutions to local government, business and community needs. NADO provides advocacy, education, networking and research for regional development organizations primarily serving small metropolitan and rural regions. NADO is an advocate for Federal programs and policies that promote regional strategies and solutions for addressing local community and economic development needs. NADO identifies and promotes best practices, analyzes the impact of Federal policies and programs on regional development organizations and local communities, and examines the latest trends and developments in the field of regional community and economic development.

The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders
www.nalcab.org - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) represents, supports, and serves nonprofit community development and asset building organizations in the nation’s Latino communities. They include affordable housing developers, microlenders, economic development corporations and consumer counseling agencies. NALCAB members implement responsible, market-based strategies for creating jobs, develop neighborhood assets, and build family wealth. NALCAB’s mission is to build financial and real estate assets as well as human and technology resources in Latino families, communities and organizations. NALCAB provides technical assistance and training, provides targeted grant making support, highlights innovations in the field, develops the next generation of Latino leadership, convenes national and regional conferences, and advocates for policy changes nationally.

National Business Incubation Association
www.nbia.org - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) advances business incubation and entrepreneurship. While incubator managers and developers make up a large share of NBIA’s membership base, the association also represents other interested individuals and groups. NBIA provides professionals with information, education, advocacy and networking resources to assist early-stage companies. NBIA serves as a clearinghouse of information on incubator management and development issues. The association engages in many activities that support members’ professional development, including organizing conferences and specialized trainings; conducting research and compiling statistics on the incubation industry; producing publications that describe practical approaches to business incubation; and consulting with governments and corporations on incubator development.

National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development
www.nationalcapacd.org
National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) is the national advocacy organization dedicated to addressing the housing, community and economic development needs of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, Native Hawaiians, refugees and immigrants nationwide. National CAPACD is a membership-based network of more than 100 organizations and individuals in 17 states that serve CAPACD’s members who use innovative affordable housing, community development, organizing and planning strategies to improve the well-being of low-income Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. They promote peer-to-peer learning, link organizations and resource and pool together the talent and leaderships of its members. National CAPACD has also developed strategic partnerships with intermediaries, financial institutions, policymakers, immigrant workers rights and other social change movements.

National Community Reinvestment Coalition
www.ncrc.org
The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) was formed in 1990 by national, regional, and local organizations to develop and harness the collective energies of community reinvestment organizations from across the country so as to increase the flow of private capital into traditionally underserved communities. NCRC has grown to an association of community-based organizations that promote access to basic banking services and create and sustain affordable housing, job development, and vibrant communities for America's working families. NCRC pursues its work through a variety of partnerships and programs that offer counseling on housing issues, training and technical assistance, financial advisory services, research, and policy advocacy at the national level.

Neighborhood Housing Services of America
tel (510) 832- 5542 - fax (510) 444-3063
www.nhsofamerica.org - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
An intermediary institution serving NeighborWorks America’s network affiliates, Neighborhood Housing Services of America (NHSA) works with social investors to create a secondary market for real estate development loans. Through strategic work with institutional investors, NHSA helps them tailor their social investment commitments in ways that will meet urgent local needs. NHSA gives community development organizations access to affordable loan products and services to assist residents in the improvement of their homes and whole neighborhoods.

NeighborWorks America
www.nw.org
NeighborWorks America is a national nonprofit organization created by Congress to provide support for community-based revitalization efforts. Together, with national and local partners, NeighborWorks creates new opportunities for residents while improving communities. It provides assistance through a variety of different programs that involve research, technical assistance, education, counseling, real estate investment support, financial health assessments, training, and evaluation activities. Some related capital corporations include:

Partners for Livable Communities
www.livable.com - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Partners for Livable Communities is a nonprofit leadership organization working to improve the livability of communities by promoting quality of life, economic development, and social equity. Since its founding in 1977, Partners has helped communities set a common vision for the future, discover and use new resources for community and economic development, and build public/private coalitions to further their goals. Partners promotes livable communities through technical assistance, leadership training, workshops, charrettes, research and publications. Individuals and groups from local, state, national, international, public and private and media organizations comprise Partners’ resource network and share innovative ideas on livability and community improvement.

Project for Public Spaces
www.pps.org - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a nonprofit planning, design and educational organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities. PPS’ Placemaking approach helps citizens transform their public spaces into vital places that highlight local assets, spur rejuvenation, and serve common needs. Partnering with public and private organizations, Federal, state and municipal agencies, business improvement districts, neighborhood associations and other civic groups, PPS improves communities by fostering successful public spaces. In addition to leading projects in their 9 program areas, including parks transportation, markets, downtowns, civic centers, multi-uses, campuses, squares, and waterfronts. PPS also provides training and disseminates information through its website and publications. Through research, conferences, and strategic partnerships, PPS promotes Placemaking as a transformative agenda to address some of the most pressing issues of our time.

Reconnecting America
www.reconnectingamerica.org
Reconnecting America is a national nonprofit organization that is working to integrate transportation systems and the communities they serve, with the goal of generating lasting public and private returns, improving economic and environmental efficiency, and giving consumers more housing and mobility choices. Reconnecting America provides both the public and private sectors with an impartial, fact-based perspective on development-oriented transit and transit-oriented development, and seeks to reinvent the planning and delivery system for building regions and communities around transit and walking rather than solely around the automobile. Reconnecting America has two programs: Center for Transit-Oriented Development, which focuses on using transit investments to spur a new wave of development; and Reconnecting America’s Transportation Networks, which focusing on linking the separate aviation, rail, and intercity bus systems into an integrated network in order to improve economic productivity.

Sustainable Communities Network
www.sustainable.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
The Sustainable Communities Network is directed at those who want to make their communities more livable. The website contains resources and information about sustainable living, sustainable economies, resource conversation, and smart growth.

Upcoming Events

No current events.

More Events