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Type Ordinance
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source San Jose City Council
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement
This ordinance increases the amount of funding city departments can appropriate in contract agreements and expands departmental authority over the scope and type of purchases they are permitted to make....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, National
State(s) All States
Source National League Of Cities
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
Local governments provide over 95% of the total funding for U.S. water infrastructure. To meet the nation’s growing water infrastructure needs, address the impacts of climate change on water quality and availability, and to ensure equity and affordability for low- and fixed-income...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level County, County
State(s) Mississippi
Source Good Jobs First
Policy Areas Children & Families, Civil Rights
Over the past decade Nissan has created thousands of manufacturing jobs in Mississippi. While the company has spent considerable amounts of its own money, it has also received large amounts of financial assistance from taxpayers at the local and state levels. This report documents...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level -
State(s) California
Source The Greenlining Institute
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources
Climate change grant programs can provide multiple benefits, including improved air quality, lower electricity costs, improved health outcomes, and green job opportunities. However, these benefits often fail to reach low-income communities of color—even though these communities tend...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level County, City or Town, State
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source The Reinvestment Fund
Policy Areas Food, Economic Justice
The Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative (FFFI) is a statewide financing program designed to attract supermarkets and grocery stores to underserved urban and rural communities (i.e. food deserts). This brief outlines FFFI's, financing structure, results, and special initiatives,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Brookings-Rockefeller
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement, Democracy & Governance, Data & Technology
While conventional strategies of tax credits, training programs, and public infrastructure are crucial for economic development, the cultivation of regional industry clusters offers an innovative strategy for job growth and entrepreneurship. This report explains how these industry...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) All States
Source Onside Partners
Policy Areas Community Development, Finance & Procurement
Participatory grantmaking is a form of grantmaking that shifts decisions about strategy, criteria, and funding either partially or entirely to non-funders who represent the field that funders aim to serve. Governance structures codify the rules, norms, and relationships around decision-making...

Type Ordinance
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source New York City Council
Policy Areas Housing
This bill would require the Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV), in consultation with the Department of Social Services (DSS) and community-based organizations, to establish a program to provide survivors of domestic and gender-based violence with a low-barrier...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source The Project For Lean Urbanism
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development
Financing Lean Development requires non-institutional sources of capital. This paper focuses on project equity, specifically from those sources. Lean Development is coming of age, but it has significant hurdles to realizing its potential, and financing is among the more difficult...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level Other Boards and Agencies, School District, State
State(s) All States
Source Learning Policy Institute
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education
States and School Districts should take advantage of federal recovery funds, particularly focusing their use of resources towards the expansion and improvement of early childhood education (ECE). This factsheet highlights how these funds can be used for various ECE initiatives, including...

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