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ODSA - Office of Community Development Technical Assistance Site

June 4, 2020
The Office of Community Development Technical Assistance link

ODSA - Office of Community Development Grant Application Deadlines

June 4, 2020
ODSA - Office of Community Development Grant Deadlines

COVID-19 - Mega Waivers for Community Planning and Development (CPD) Grant Programs

May 27, 2020
Availability of Additional Waivers for Community Planning and Development (CPD) Grant Programs to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 and Mitigate Economic Impacts Caused by COVID-19

Part I: Introduction to COOP Planning and Part II: Explores more advanced COOP Concepts

May 27, 2020
To provide continued support during COVID-19, FEMA's National Continuity Programs will moderate a Webinar on the Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning for State and Local Governments.

COVID-19: A Housing and Community Development Response

May 22, 2020
Attached is the COVID-19 response recommendations which may be helpful for those trying to formulate their CDBG-CV and Treasury allocations.

NACEDA - Statement on CRA Rule Change

May 21, 2020
Today, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced a final CRA rule with a list of CRA qualifying activities. Comptroller Joseph Otting, the Trump appointee who pushed through this rulemaking, is expected to resign later this week.

On Our Radar: News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

May 18, 2020
At Greater Ohio Policy Center, we monitor the news daily to learn more about the sustainable growth initiatives and related developments in our state and beyond that affect Ohio. Below are articles that caught our attention over the last few weeks, and we thought they might interest you as well.

Ohio Department of Health - Responsible Restart Ohio

April 28, 2020
Responsible Restart Ohio

NACEDA Network News

April 24, 2020
NACEDA Advocates for Equitable Paycheck Protection Program

On The Go: News from Greater Ohio Policy Center

April 16, 2020
Ohio’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) lend money to people and in places where conventional lending is scarce. The majority of Ohio’s CDFI loan funds are members of the Ohio CDFI Network, which GOPC staffs.

Ohio Consolidated Plan Virtual Public Comment Period

April 15, 2020
Due the COVID-19 state of emergency, Development’s Office of Community Development cancelled the public webinar scheduled for Monday, April 13, 2020. In lieu of a public webinar, Development’s Office of Community Development created a public comment page to allow interested parties to access and comment on the PY 2020 Annual Action Plan, PY 2019 Annual Action Plan Amendment, and PY 2020-2024 Plan. 

The Ever-Changing Nature of What We Value and What We Fight

By Jack Riordan   |  April 1, 2020
The Ever-Changing Nature of What We Value and What We Fight
I'm old enough to remember how united we were in World War II when we fought countries not only with our Armed Services but with civilian sacrifices, shortages, long lines, rationing and recycling. One of my jobs was to wait in line for my Mom

Davis Bacon Training

March 31, 2020
The Davis Bacon Training (scheduled for April 21, 2020) is postponed at this time. We are working with the trainer to offer an online / interactive training in the near future.

Legislation . . . In the News

By Anthony Core   |  March 31, 2020
The following is a summary of recent Ohio General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through February 28, 2020.

CRA Public Comments Due April 8th

By Nate Coffman   |  March 30, 2020
The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) was passed by Congress in 1977 as a response to redlining and lending discrimination. One would think that a nationwide pandemic would cause the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to halt the rulemaking process. That unfortunately is not the case.

What is Our Heritage?

By Jack Riordan   |  March 30, 2020
What is Our Heritage?
Because of my long, but spotty history with the GOP, (I voted for Nixon the first Time) the Heritage Foundation sent me a letter; there is a debate in DC about the “proper use of taxpayer’s money, and the constitutional role of the federal government,” they asked that I fill out  “Questionnaire 114” as well as send them a few bucks which I’ve never done.

FDIC & FRB Chicago Interactive CRA Webinar Series

March 26, 2020
At some time in your relationship-building efforts, you may have been encouraged to consider pursuing "CRA funding" or heard that the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is a great way to talk to banks about supporting your organization.

Ohio Department of Health - Director's Stay at Home Order

March 23, 2020
Director's Order that All Persons Stay at Home Unless Engaged in Essential Work or Activity

On The Go: News from Greater Ohio Policy Center

March 18, 2020
State of Ohio Providing Resources for those Impacted by COVID-19 Outbreak

OCCD Cancellation of Spring Meeting

March 16, 2020
The health and safety of our membership, partners, attendees and staff is paramount, therefore with the current status of the coronavirus pandemic in Ohio and in accordance with the Governor's ban on large gatherings to limit the spread of COVID-19

NACEDA Network News

February 27, 2020
NACEDA Network News - 2020 off to a fast start!

On The Go: News from Greater Ohio Policy Center

February 21, 2020
News from Greater Ohio Policy Center

COHHIO Breaking Ground - Winter Edition

February 21, 2020
News from The Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio

Action Alert: Comments for CRA Reform

February 14, 2020
There is real fear that the net effect will decrease lending and access to capital in the communities that need it the most. A modest 10% decrease in CRA lending would cause Ohio to realize a loss of $975 million in LMI mortgage and small business lending over five years.

OCCD Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

February 3, 2020
OCCD Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications
We expect to award up to four (4) scholarships of $2,000 each at our Summer Annual Meeting that will be held in Columbus, Ohio this year.

On Our Radar: News Clips from Greater Ohio Policy Center

January 10, 2020
At Greater Ohio Policy Center, we monitor the news daily to learn more about the sustainable growth initiatives and related developments in our state and beyond that affect Ohio. Below are articles that caught our attention over the last few weeks.

OCCD 2020 Winter Meeting

By Rita Parise   |  December 30, 2019
As I write this, I am fully engaged in what can be described as the end of the year blitz! I am totaling our Community Development accomplishments for the year, preparing for the Christmas and New Year's season and awaiting the arrival of a new decade.

Legislation . . . In the News

By Anthony Core   |  December 30, 2019
The following is a summary of recent Ohio General Assembly activity relating to economic development matters through November 26, 2019.


Ohio Conference of Community Development Public Service Scholarship

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The scholarship program was established by OCCD to honor two men who dedicated their careers to Public Service. 

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