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Montana Association of Community Development Extension Professionals





November 2012




News Reports and Resources


Challenges to Local Governments
Pew Charitable Trusts | READ STORY

This study elucidates the complex situation evinced by decreasing state aid and property taxes, increasing demand for government services, and broader economic consequences of the Great Recession.

Complete Communities in America

Reconnecting America | READ STORY

Reconnecting America compiled this large-scale report, Are We There Yet?, to track the progress of U.S. efforts toward the cultivation of "complete communities."

Education Among Young Adults
Pew Research Center | READ STORY

The Pew Social and Demographic Trends website reports that an unprecedented number of young adults across all key demographics are attaining high school and college undergraduate degrees.

Food Policy and Consumer Health
Amber Waves | READ STORY

The USDA Economic Research Service investigates the impact of food preference and nutritional knowledge on consumer health, as well as the influence of selective taxes on food consumption.

Rural America and the Uninsured
Daily Yonder | READ STORY

This study by the Daily Yonder reports that, despite rising numbers of uninsured rural Americans (matching a nation-wide increase in the uninsured), numbers vary drastically from county to county.

The Call on Climate Change
Pew Research Center | READ STORY

Despite still-contentious debates surrounding the cause, nearly two-thirds of Americans are convinced that the climate has warmed over the past few decades, a significant increase over previous numbers.



President's Corner
The MACDEP Annual Meeting was held Oct. 30 in Bozeman. Many thanks to MACDEP members for attending and to Secretary Jennifer Anderson, Treasurer Mandie Reed, and V. President Barb Andreozzi for their continued service. Minutes will be posted on our MACDEP website.

Also, congratulations to the Montana Community Foundation for receiving the 2012 Montana Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) Friend of Extension Award for their support and partnership with MSU Extension over the years. A heartfelt THANK YOU to Linda, Cathy and the staff at the MCF!

-Paul Lachapelle
MACDEP President

Upcoming Events

Celebrating and Reclaiming Community Development Learning and Practice

November 21-22, 2012
Alfreton, Derbyshire, UK
Sponsor: Federation for Community Development

Disasters and Environment: Science, Preparedness, and Resilience

January 15-17, 2013
Washington, DC
Sponsor: National Council for Science and the Environment

12th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference

February 7-9, 2013
Kansas City, MO
Sponsor: Local Government Commission

Beyond the Boundaries: Creating Innovation Through Regional Collaboration

July 20-24, 2013
Charleston, SC
Sponsor: Community Development Society

Grants and Awards

Youth Garden Grants (YGG)

Deadline: December 3, 2012
Funder: National Gardening Association

OVW FY 2013 Court Training and Improvements Program

Deadline: December 7, 2012
Funder: Office of Violence Against Women

E3 Grant Program

Deadline: December 7, 2012
Funder: Cardinal Health Foundation

Environmental Justice Small Grants Program

Deadline: January 7, 2013
Funder: Environmental Protection Agency

FY 2013 Our Town

Deadline: January 14, 2013
Funder: National Endowment for the Arts

National/International News

Lead Detected in Denver Tapwater

Denver Post; November 7

ID Lumber Export Boom

Idaho Statesman; November 6

New, "Monster" Vision Plan for Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; November 5

Kansas City Devises Plan to Clear Vacant Property Blight

Architect's Newspaper; October 26

Rising Housing Prices Put Pressure on Laborers

CNBC; October 25

Montana News

Tester Retains Senate Seat

USA Today; November 7

All MT Ballot Measures Pass

Great Falls Tribune; November 7

Frontier Airlines Leaving Billings

Billings Gazette; November 5

Record MT Absentee Ballot Turnout

Missoulian; November 5

Canadian Steel Plant Opening in Great Falls

Great Falls Tribune; November 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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