Food security is defined as the state of having reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. The following questionnaires are about the food eaten in your community, local food markets, and school food programs. Please complete the Food Security Assessment – Community if you work in the non-profit sector or are a professional in the food service, community health or food bank community. If you are a small scale farmer or producer, please complete the Food Security Assessment – Farmer. Email completed surveys to the email listed below.
This miniwebinar provides a review of the planning trends that occur within the development of growth policies, including building resiliency, leveraging resources, incorporating systems thinking, and promoting equity.
W2ASACT or the Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Action Coordinating Team, is a group of professionals from state, federal, and non-profit organizations that finance, regulate, and/or provide technical assistance for community water and wastewater systems throughout Montana. The W2ASACT website contains grant applications, guides and tips for applications, and PowerPoint presentations for applying to 2014 water/wastewater funding.
The Montana Building Active Communities (BAC) webinar and resource guide offer information and strategies for creating safer and more accessible pedestrian and bicycle travel networks. BAC focuses on creating local infrastructure that encourages healthy behaviors and increased mobility for community members.
This miniwebinar provides information on the best methods for conducting outreach, collecting community input, and composing growth policies. It also identifies methods of creating growth policies that should be avoided.
Guest speakers, David Jaber from the Oyate Omniciye regional sustainability planning effort of the Oglala Sioux Tribe (Pine Ridge Reservation) and Carrie Runser-Turner from the GroWNC regional planning project in Western North Carolina, provide examples of how their tribal and rural communities were able to advance their priorities through local, regional planning efforts. In addition, Jennie Rodgers, communications specialist with the Rural Community Assistance Corporation, discusses how our local communities can ensure that their priorities are incorporated into the regional plan for Northcentral MT.
Communities in Northcentral Montana (NCM) coordinated to conduct a region-wide visioning and planning project informed by stakeholder input, data and scenario planning, and the region’s first Fair Housing and Equity Assessment (FHEA). Stakeholders in NCM have emphasized the region’s need for housing and the FHEA demonstrates that many residents do not enjoy equal access to affordable, quality housing. This handout summarizes FHEA findings, recommendations, and policies. The FHEA will serve as an informative tool for community development in regional, rural and tribal settings.
The Montana Grain Growers Association works to provide MT farmers and ranchers with market and industry statistics, national and state growers’ information, and tools for business research and development. Online, they provide a Market Manager tool to assess various factors in the crop and cattle industries for forecasting industry outcomes. They also provide tools and information on the new farm bill policies and programs, upcoming events, and network contacts.