Jacob Burney will provide a special presentation for community development leaders interested in the EPA Environmental Justice Block Grant Program. Learn about grant funding and technical assistance that will channel resources to community-based nonprofits in underserved and overburdened communities. Jacob Burney's office facilitates $50 million in grant funding from the FY 2022 appropriations to community-based organizations and their partners at the tribal, state, and local levels. In addition, his office will offer technical assistance to community organizations and others to plan for the future, effectively compete for federal and other sources of funding, and sustainably implement funding to revitalize their communities. There will be a brief Q&A.
Jacob Burney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The Inflation Reduction Act attempts to rebuild community development systems, policies, and resources around environmental justice. Billions of dollars from the Environmental Justice Block Grants Program and the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund are targeted to underserved and overburdened communities – and are available to community-based nonprofits. Learn how these grant programs are structured to catalyze partnerships, how technical assistance grantees can help your network, and roadblocks and potential policy implications to keep on your radar. Get your questions ready!
Jacob Burney, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Staci Berger, Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey
Mary Scott Balys, Opportunity Finance Network
Stop by and ask questions of the Director of the EPA's Environmental Justice Grants Division. This is a special opportunity for community development leaders who are interested in applying for environmental justice grants, developing partnerships, engaging their members in programs and partnerships, and providing capacity building for local nonprofits.
How do certification requirements affect small organizations and those led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color? A panel of experts will share examples from different states that have certification programs, discussing the benefits and challenges of professionalization.
Joselyn Wilkinson, Arizona Housing Coalition
John Fitterer, Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation
Amber Stewart, South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development
Tracey Adams, Renasant Bank
Find out how community development associations are advancing the skills and knowledge of people new to the field, including cross-sector partners. This session provides an overview of the key components and essential elements involved in organizing and conducting Community Development 101 initiatives. Learn about signature training from NACEDA members that build capacity among community development nonprofits, local residents, municipalities, elected officials, and funders new to the industry. Get practical guidance for improving your own programs.
Kadra Abdi, Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers
Sharon Barker, Housing & Community Development Network of New Jersey
Kelly Law, Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers
Emily Reyst, Community Economic Development Association of Michigan
State and regional associations in the NACEDA network have adapted and performed remarkably well under high levels of pressure in recent years. Leadership under intense conditions can be personally challenging and requires adaptability and perseverance. This session — designed for executive directors and CEOs attending the NACEDA Summit — will explore how the field has changed, how resources have shifted, and how leaders need to continue to adapt in order to maximize their organizations’ mission and their teams’ impact. We ask that attendance for this session be exclusive to executive directors and CEOs attending the NACEDA Summit.
Luke Forrest, Community Economic Development Association of Michigan
Stephen Glaude, Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development
Do we serve people or places? Are we a movement or an industry? These two questions are fundamental to community developers, making our mission distinct and unique. However, this duality can also make our strategies complex and harder to understand. In a workshop designed for attendees that are newer to the field, though valuable for all, come explore those tensions in the context of the previous day’s Atlanta Community Tours.
Melina Lodge, Housing Network of Rhode Island
Madhavi Reddy, Community Development Advocates of Detroit
Frank Woodruff, NACEDA
Resources are flowing into environmental and climate justice programs — often with requirements for partnerships with community-based nonprofits. How are community development associations forming partnerships that open doors for their members? Two NACEDA members will discuss their emerging partnerships, including a dynamic Q&A session on the formation, challenges, opportunities, and outcomes to date.
Roberto Barragán, California Community Economic Development Association
Jennifer Posner, University of Miami
May Rodriguez, South Florida Community Development Coalition
Explore the role of "Shakers" — the advocates and disruptors who bring attention to political issues — and "Bakers"— the negotiators who push through policy change. Join the discussion to generate innovative ideas on how today's "bakers" can best leverage the efforts of "shakers" in this new era of activism across streets, internet, and contemporary news outlets.
Terry Chelikowsky, Florida Alliance of Community Development Corporations
Yolanda Jackson, Community Development Advocates of Detroit, Facilitator
Kari Johnson, Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers
Sharon Legenza, Housing Action Illinois
Bernie Mazyck, South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development, Introduction
Connect with peers over lunch and stay for the Diane Sterner Award Presentation.