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Alabama March of Dimes Chapter Community Grants Program
Alabama March of Dimes Chapter Community Grants Program

The March of Dimes Foundation is sponsoring the Alabama March of Dimes Chapter Community Grants Program to fund community-based programs tackling health concerns of pregnant women and infants in the...more

US Treasury Commits $325 Million in Bond Guarantees For Underserved Communities
US Treasury Commits $325 Million in Bond Guarantees For Underserved Communities

The U.S. Treasury Department recently guaranteed $325 million in bonds to help support long-term community development financing and "fill a financing gap in underserved areas by providing...more

Apps That Address The Daily Struggles Of Poverty
Apps That Address The Daily Struggles Of Poverty

Tech incubator Significance Labs aims to create apps that serve the needs of impoverished communities. Significance Labs is working to transform the current plight of the poor as a growing...more

Rental Housing Project Offers More Than Shelter To The Homeless
Rental Housing Project Offers More Than Shelter To The Homeless

The $12 million, three-story Pescadero Lofts at 761 Pescadero St. housing project is designed to help the homeless get roofs over their heads in November. The federal government and the the...more

Fall River To Invest $100,000 For Business Recruitment, Attraction
Fall River To Invest $100,000 For Business Recruitment, Attraction

Fall River, Massachusetts officials support Mayor Will Flanagan's administration in improving economic development with a $100,000 funding in the fiscal 2015 budget geared to commence its search...more

Kansas Moderate Income Housing Loan and Grant Program
Kansas Moderate Income Housing Loan and Grant Program

The Kansas Moderate Income Housing (MIH) Program is providing loans and grants to cities or counties in rural areas of Kansas for infrastructure, rehabilitation or housing development. The funding...more

Primary Care Physicians: Key Resource For Abused Women In Rural Areas?
Primary Care Physicians: Key Resource For Abused Women In Rural Areas?

According to Penn State medical and public health researchers, primary care physicians in rural communities do not routinely screen women for intimate partner violence (IPV). To address this...more

Turning Swimming Pools Into Food Gardens
Turning Swimming Pools Into Food Gardens

The Garden Pool, a solar-powered aquaponic greenhouse, was created by innovative couple Dennis and Danielle McClung in 2009 after purchasing a foreclosed home in Mesa, Arizona. With the Garden...more

Local Ministry Volunteers Help Feed The Homeless
Local Ministry Volunteers Help Feed The Homeless

A local ministry in Tulsa is helping make a difference in the lives of the city's homeless. Volunteers from Tattooed Heart Ministries are bringing hope to the homeless and hungry by preparing...more

5K Marathon Raises Funds For Kids, Firefighters, Economic Development
5K Marathon Raises Funds For Kids, Firefighters, Economic Development

The Silvis Home Run 5K marathon, part of the Silvis, Illinois' Family Day, which continued into the night with the 13th Annual Moonlight Festival, has successfully garnered funds to help kids,...more




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