Opportunity Link has been selected by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to receive $100,000 for a creative placemaking project to support vibrant rural and tribal communities in Northcentral Montana with the arts at their core. Opportunity Link will receive $100,000 to plan a Hi-Line Arts Trail and commission public art.
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This is a series of videos focused on a variety of topics related to aspects of building community, including health, education, transportation, etc. Created for the first One Montana state-wide conference, Graying of Montana, these videos explore the future of Montana, the impact of its aging population, and relevant solutions for preparing for our future. Watch to find out more.
This handbook for engaging youth provides information and guidance on effective ways to include youth in local and regional planning, community decision-making, local government, and development activities. The handbook also provides models for implementing youth engagement in your community.
Heart and Soul Engaging Youth
This paper highlights the need for collaboration among planning organizations and implementation agencies in the success of economic and community development strategies. The paper also offers insider information on best practices for capacity building in rural communities, with lessons learned and case studies in rural and tribal development. Read the full paper for more in-depth details.
Creating Competitive Rural and Tribal Communities
Created by Rural Support Partners (RSP), which is a social enterprise that works toward strengthening organizations through networks of entities as well as asset-based economic development. RSP developed this toolkit to help organizations within a community establish strategic networks. It includes steps on how to create a successful network and includes several worksheets for assistance in the network development process.