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NRI Overview

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

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