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  • 1. white house neighborhood revitalization initiative
    nri conference | july 21, 2011
  • 2. neighborhood revitalization initiative: why are we working together?
    Number of Americans living in neighborhoods with
    more than 40% of residents in poverty
    Though we made gains in reducing the number of people living in concentrated poverty from
    1990-2000,
    those gains have since been erased, and then some
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  • 3. neighborhood revitalization initiative: our vision
    To win the future, all Americans need safe, healthy neighborhoods with affordable housing and access to good jobs, quality schools, and essential services.
    3
  • 4. neighborhood revitalization initiative: theory of change
    4
  • 5. 5
  • 6. neighborhood revitalization initiative: why are we working together?
    Stakeholders told us:
    federal funds neglect interconnections
    isolated federal interventions miss key pieces of the puzzle
    federal funds lack alignment
    inconsistent federal eligibility, reporting, metrics limit communities’ ability to braid funding
    federal funds leave gaps unfilled
    support is needed for essential infrastructure and capacity building on data and partnership building
    federal funds lack geographic targeting
    federal block grants are spread thin, diluting effectiveness
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  • 7. key principles
    data & results driven
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  • 8. what are we doing and
    what do we plan to do?
    NRI meets high-poverty neighborhoods where they are—at varying stages of readiness and capacity:
    low
    low-medium
    medium -high
    highest
    Building
    Neighborhood
    Capacity Program:
    Resource Center
    Building
    Neighborhood
    Capacity Program:
    Training and
    Technical Assistance
    Neighborhood Revitalization Grants
    Centerpiece Programs
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  • 9. Intensive Training and Technical Assistance:
    Will initially target 5 communities with capacity challenges and will provide on-the-ground TA
    building neighborhood
    capacity program
    Neighborhood Revitalization Resource Center:
    Open to all communities and will provide guidance, offer online resources, and identify existing federal TA
    BNCP will provide:
    Help neighborhoods develop the capacityto undertake comprehensive planning and revitalization activities.
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  • 10. integrating centerpiece programs
    Developmental
    Assets
    Recreational
    Assets
    Commercial
    Assets
    Physical Assets
    Social
    Assets
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  • 11. proposed neighborhood
    revitalization grants
    • You asked, we listened: Neighborhood Revitalization Grants respond to needs identified by practitioners
    • 12. Fill key gaps in neighborhood revitalization funding
    • 13. Build capacity for data integration and analysis across systems
    • 14. Expectation: Braid, leverage, and target multiple funding sources
    • 15. NRI will provide between $3-5 million to approximately 5-7 neighborhoods nationwide based primarily on capacity to use funds to make significant strides in neighborhood and resident outcomes
    • 16. President’s FY2012 Budget: $20 Million
    • 17. Doing more with less: Set-aside funds from existing centerpiece programs to improve efficiency and effectiveness of existing federal support
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  • 18. white house report on
    neighborhood revitalization
    Will use the White House voice to showcase proven on-the-groundexamples to help local leaders:
    • Learn best practices to pursue comprehensive, interconnected revitalization
    • 19. Braid fundsfrom large formula-based Federal funds (e.g., HOME, SSBG) and other federal, state, local, and private funds to revitalize neighborhoods
    • 20. Build capacity to design and implement neighborhood revitalization efforts
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  • 21. how does NRI
    fit into the bigger picture?
    The national economy is driven by regional growth and bolstered by prosperous cities and neighborhoods – each level is supported by a place-based initiative
    “Strong cities are the building blocks of strong regions, and strong regions are essential for a strong America. That is the new metropolitan reality and we need a new strategy that reflects it.”
    —Barack Obama, 2008
    Regions
    RIC
    Cities
    SC2PSC
    Neighborhoods
    NRI
    Regional Innovation Clusters (RIC)  Regions
    Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2)  Cities
    Partnership for Sustainable Communities (PSC)  Cities
    Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI)  Neighborhoods
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  • 22. Questions?
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  • 23. online resources
    NRI Description:
    • http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/nri_description.pdf
    Centerpiece programs:
    • Choice Neighborhoods:
    • 24. http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/programs/ph/cn/
    • 25. Promise Neighborhoods:
    • 26. http://www2.ed.gov/programs/promiseneighborhoods/index.html
    • 27. Building Neighborhood Capacity Program
    • 28. http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/grant/11BNCTTAsol.pdf
    • 29. Community Health Centers:
    • 30. http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/hrsa/healthcentergrants.html
    Memo from OMB describing the Administration’s Place-Based Focus:
    • http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/assets/memoranda_2010/m10-21.pdf
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