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Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge

November 17, 2022

Bloomberg Philanthropies

The program supports temporary public art projects that celebrate creativity, enhance urban identity, encourage public-private collaborations, and strengthen local economies.

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Bloomberg Philanthropies City Data Alliance

November 17, 2022

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Participating mayors will receive a six-month acceleration program including executive education and individualized city coaching and consultation, as well as an up-to 12-month investment to improve a critical data practice.

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FCC Affordable Connectivity Outreach Grant Program

November 10, 2022

Federal Communications Commission

The Outreach Grant Program provides eligible governmental and non-governmental entities with the funding and resources needed to increase awareness of and participation in the Affordable Connectivity Program among those eligible households most in need of affordable connectivity.

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Cities Connect: What You Need to Know About First Amendment Audits

Cities Connect

November 9, 2022

In this episode of Cities Connect, we discuss a practice every government employee needs to be aware of: 1st Amendment audits. We’re joined by three First Amendment experts who will explain what these audits are and what city officials need to know to ensure they remain on the right side of the law.

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HUD HOPE VI Main Street Program

November 4, 2022

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

The HOPE VI Main Street Program provides grants to communities smaller than 50,000 in population to assist in the renovation of a historic, traditional central business district, or “Main Street” area by replacing unused, obsolete, commercial space in buildings with affordable housing units.

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COVID-19 Variants and Boosters Fact Sheet

November 1, 2022

Brought to you by the Morehouse School of Medicine and the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN), this single-page PDF provides information about the Fall 2022 booster shots and provides age-based guidelines for the shots. It also contains several pertinent and helpful links.

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Cities Connect: How Cities Can Help Prevent Homelessness

Cities Connect

November 1, 2022

Welcome to Cities Connect, where we discuss issues that matter. In this episode, we’ll be discussing unsheltered homelessness in Georgia in two separate presentations.

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Putting the Needs of Children and Families First in Clarkston

November 1, 2022

Sara Baxter

The City of Clarkston has found that collaboration is key in finding ways to engage the community with the goal of improving early childhood learning.

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NEH Cultural and Community Resilience

October 26, 2022

National Endowment for the Humanities

The Cultural and Community Resilience program supports community-based efforts to mitigate climate change and COVID-19 pandemic impacts, safeguard cultural resources, and foster cultural resilience through identifying, documenting, and/or collecting cultural heritage and community experience.

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Improving the Workplace by having Courageous Conversations

October 25, 2022

In this October 18, 2022, EMBRACE webinar, Bill Tank, Director of Public Services, Equity and Inclusion for the City of Powder Springs, discussed the concept of "courageous conversations" and what it takes to have those conversations in the workplace.

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Cities Connect: Cybersecurity Funding for Cities and Diabetes Awareness

Cities Connect

October 20, 2022

This edition of Cities Connect includes two presentations: Experts from the Georgia Technology Authority discuss cybersecurity and related funding for cities, and a health and a wellness consultant details the importance of diabetes awareness.

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VA Legal Services for Veterans Program

October 19, 2022

US Department of Veteran Affairs

The Legal Services for Veterans (LSV) program aims to increase access to legal services to eligible Veterans through the award of grant funds and by promoting Medical Legal Partnerships and VA-affiliated legal clinics throughout the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

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US DOT Rail Vehicle Replacement Program

October 19, 2022

US DOT Federal Transit Administration

The Competitive Grants for Rail Vehicle Replacement Program (Rail Program) assists States and local governmental authorities in funding capital projects to replace rail rolling stock. 

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Cities Connect: How Twitter Can Help City Leaders

Cities Connect

October 12, 2022

In this episode of Cities Connect, Twitter’s manager of Public Policy, Kia Kolderup-Lane, and Wendy Atobatale, a fellow on Twitter’s Public Policy team, discuss the power of social media. They explain how Twitter can help city leaders share stories, improve their brands and keep residents informed and connected.

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USDA Farm to School Grant Program

October 12, 2022

US Department of Agriculture

Farm to school efforts link local producers with schools and other organizations participating in child nutrition programs working to purchase and include locally grown fruits, vegetables, grains, meat, dairy, and seafood in program meals, as well as efforts that include hands-on education, school gardens, taste tests, farm field trips, and integrating food-related education into classroom curriculum.

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FHWA National Culvert Removal, Replacement, and Restoration Grant Program

October 12, 2022

US Federal Highway Administration

The National Culvert Removal, Replacement, and Restoration Grant Program (Culvert Aquatic Organism Passage (AOP) Program) is an annual competitive grant program that awards grants to eligible entities for projects for the replacement, removal, and repair of culverts or weirs that meaningfully improve or restore fish passage for anadromous fish.

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What Cities Should Know About the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program

October 6, 2022

National League of Cities

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released the notice of funding opportunity for the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP). This program is funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and provides a total of $1 billion dollars in cybersecurity related funding over the next four years, with $185 million dollars available for FY22, specifically targeted to state, local and territorial governments across the nation.

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Cities Connect: Cybersecurity Threats - Your Leadership Needed

Cities Connect

October 6, 2022

Georgia Municipal Association

This episode of Cities Connect features a joint presentation on Cybersecurity by Sou Ford, Senior Vice President of Lockton; Charles Kicklighter, Special Agent at Georgia Bureau of Investigation; and Alison Cline Earles, CIPP/US, Senior Associate General Counsel at Georgia Municipal Association. 

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NPS Save America's Treasures

October 5, 2022

US National Park Service

The Save America’s Treasures grant program was established in 1998 and first awarded grants in 1999 to help preserve nationally significant historic properties and collections that convey our nation’s rich heritage to future generations.

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HUD Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants

October 5, 2022

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants support those communities that have undergone a comprehensive local planning process and are ready to implement their plan to redevelop the distressed public and/or assisted housing and neighborhood.

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AWWA: Cybersecurity & Guidance

October 3, 2022

American Water Works Association

Cybersecurity is the top threat facing business and critical infrastructure in the United States, according to reports and testimony from the Director of National Intelligence, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security.

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Eleven Principles for Places Recovering from Disinvestment

Public Square

September 27, 2022

Steve Mouzon, Principal, Mouzon Design

Atlanta's Cabbagetown neighborhood serves as an example of how cities can revitalize those places in their communities that have experienced serious disinvestment. The key? Remain true to the character of the place.

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