Archived Resources: Q1 – 2019

Thank you for visiting our archive for all Resources from Q1 of 2019. Here you will find notices of previously released white papers, press releases, and other resources offered by state, federal, and nongovernmental agencies. Please note that because the archived notice is for an expired resource, links to the parent site may no longer work. We apologize for this inconvenience.

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NACo, Rural LISC, and RCAP Launch Mobile App and Announce the Bridging the Economic Divide Partnership to Address Rural Broadband Access, March 5, 2019

The National Association of Counties (NACo), the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) and Rural LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) have partnered to address the critical need for affordable high-speed internet for rural communities across the country. Together, the three organizations developed a mobile app that gives mobile phone users the power to accurately identify areas with low or no internet connectivity and share that information to push for change. Armed with that data, the organizations will advocate for adequate funding for broadband infrastructure across the country.



How to Build a Successful Volunteer Program (Published), March 2019

An effective volunteer engagement program must be approached from the perspectives of the organization, the population served, and the volunteer. Download this free guide, adapted from “InFocus Report: Build a Successful Volunteer Program to Drive Growth and Recovery,” to truly breed a culture of volunteerism within your organization and community.

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Updated FY 2019 Section 108 Borrowing Capacity for Entitlement and State Grantees

The Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program is pleased to announce the release of updated information on existing borrowing capacity for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Communities and states looking to pursue a Section 108 guaranteed loan. These borrowing capacity calculations are based on the FY 2019 CDBG grant awards as well as grantees’ outstanding Section 108 guaranteed loans and commitments.

Information and Loan Program


FEMA P-2062 – Guidelines for Wind Vulnerability Assessments of Existing Critical Facilities

Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 as well as other recent storms, including Hurricane Michael in 2018, resulted in extensive wind damage to critical facilities in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Florida. This manual provides design professionals with guidelines for assessing the vulnerability of critical facilities to wind pressure, wind-borne debris, and wind-driven rain. The manual incorporates observations and lessons learned from recent hurricanes, current building code requirements, past hurricanes, and other historic high wind events.



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