U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Monthly Labor Review - American Indians and Alaska Natives in the U.S. labor force. Using data form the Current Populations Survey, the labor force characteristics of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIANs) during the 2016-18 period are reviewed. Click here for more information.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Awards nearly $200 Million for Affordable Housing in Native American Communities. HUD announced nearly $200 million in grant awards to 52 Native American Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) across the Nation for new housing construction, housing rehabilitation, and critical infrastructure projects. Click here for more information.
Aspen Institute Releases Rural Development Hubs Research; Region Five Development Commission Featured in Final Report. The report highlights 43 "Rural Development Hubs" and shares information gathered through interviews with economic development practitioners about what works to address community and economic development in rural America. For more information, click here.
U.S. Department Agriculture Request for Information - Self-Determination Demonstration Project of Tribes that Administer the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations. Objective of this Request for Information is the receive feedback to assist USDA in developing the process and criteria for determining if a FDPIR Tribal Organization is eligible for a self-determination demonstration project contract, as specified in the 2018 Farm Bill under Section 4003(b)(3). For more information, click here.
Congressional Research Services Publishes "Demand for Broadband in Rural Areas: Implications for Universal Access." The study found that rural households' broadband adoption rate lagged that of urban households by 12-13 percentage points and that while 38% of the rural-urban "broadband gap" in 2011 was attributable to lack of necessary infrastructure, 52% was attributable to lower adoption rates. For more information, click here.
Legal Services Coporation (LSC) issues - Pro Bono Innovation Fund Request for Letters of Intent to apply for 2020 Grant Funding. The Legal Services Corporation has published a notice to Apply for 2020 Pro Bono Innovation Grants. Letters of intent are due by February 19, 2020. Pro Bono Innovation Fund grants develop, test, and replicate innovative pro bono efforts that can enable LSC grantees to use pro bono volunteers to serve. For more information, click here.