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MSU Extension Community Development





February 2019


News Reports and Resources


Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018

World Health Organization | READ STORY

This report highlights that the number of annual road traffic deaths has reached 1.35 million. Road traffic injuries are now the leading killer of people aged 5-29 years.




America's Most Dangerous Roads for Pedestrians


The 2019 edition of Dangerous by Design, a recurring report by Smart Growth America and the National Complete Streets Coalition, finds that the number of people struck and killed while walking has grown a startling 35 percent since 2008.



More Americans are Using Ride-hailing Apps

Pew Research | READ STORY

The share of Americans who use ride-hailing services has increased dramatically. Today, 36% of U.S. adults say they have ever used a ride-hailing service such as Uber or Lyft, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in fall 2018.



How Does Your State Make Electricity?

New York Times | READ STORY

America isn’t making electricity the way it did two decades ago: Natural gas has edged out coal as the country’s leading generation source and renewables like wind and solar have made small yet speedy gains. But, each state has its own story. 



Ion Age: Why the Future will be Battery Powered

The Guardian | READ STORY

In 2017, more than 1GW of power storage capacity was added around the world - a record, yes. but still a drop in the ocean of global energy demand. 







MT CD Update

The Montana State University Extension Community Development Update will run concurrently with the MSU Extension Western Region Update; this professional development opportunity for Extension faculty is called the Western Montana Leadership Update and will take place in Butte, March 4-6, 2019.  Please contact if you would like more information. There is an additional CD Update planned for Extension faculty in the eastern region of the state later this spring; details to follow.

Applications are now being accepted for the NACDEP Excellence in Community Development Work Awards.  The deadline to apply is March 4.  Go to the NACDEP  website for more info. 

The MSU Extension Community Development Small Business Webinar Series continues this winter with our next webinar Feb. 7 at 11am.  We have a great line-up of presenters through our co-sponsors of the series; Feel free to join the list serve or access our archived recordings.

Paul Lachapelle
MSU Community Development Specialist

Upcoming Events

Texas Opportunity Zone Summit

March 5-6, 2019

San Antonio, Texas

Sponsor: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

People & Places 2019

April 15-17, 2019

Arlington, Virginia

Sponsor: NACEDA

CDS 2019 Annual International Conference

July 14-17, 2019

Columbia, Missouri

Sponsor: Community Development Society

Grants, Awards & Jobs

Funding to Advance Justice and Opportunity for People in Need

Deadline: Ongoing

Funder: Public Welfare Foundation 

Capital Grants for Rural Public Systems

Deadline: Match 1, 2019
Funder: Montana Department of Transportation 

Rural Residency Planning and Development Program

Deadline: March 4, 2019

Funder: Department of Health and Human Services

Regional Research Conferences in the Mathematical Sciences

Deadline: April 26, 2019
Funder: National Science Foundation

Community Development Block Grant Program

Deadline: Ongoing
Funder: Department of Housing and Urban Development

National News

Check Your Compass: The Magnetic North Pole is on the Move 

WTOP, February 4

What You Need to Know About Measles as the Virus Spreads Across the US

KPAX, February 5

Asia Welcomes Year of the Pig with Banquets, Temple Visits

Associated Press, February 5

The Latest: May says She Won't Completely Remove Backstop

Associated Press, February 5

Montana News

Montana's "last resort" for finding teachers is becoming increasingly common in rural schools

Billings Gazette, February 4

Extreme Weather Shuts Down Chairlifts at Whitefish Mountain Resort

KPAX, February 4

Missoula Lawmaker Sponsoring Bill to Address Prenatal Addictions

KPAX, February 5

Flu Continues Spreading Across Montana

KPAX, February 5


MSU Extension

MSU Extension Community Development | Wilson Hall 2-117 P.O. Box 172240 | Bozeman, MT 59717-2240
Tel: (406) 994-3620
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