Volume 9, Issue 7 / July 30, 2018
Quick List: Ways to Get the Most from Your Membership
Nominate Someone for an OCDCA Member Award
OCDCA is issuing a call for nominations for the annual Ohio CDC Association member awards.These awards recognize CDCs, their staff and volunteers, projects, partners and advocates who have made exemplary contributions to the community development field. Winners will be announced at the 34th Annual Conference at the Member Awards Breakfast on Friday, October 5th in Columbus. Nominations are accepted until August 3rd.
OCDCA 2018 Annual Conference Registration is Now Open!
Ohio CDC Association's 34th Annual Conference in Columbus
Building Community Together

October 3-5, 2018
Recently renovated and historic haunted The Westin Great Southern Columbus

Follow the excitement on Twitter with #cdcOhio18

2018 Ohio CDC Association Annual Conference Made Possible By:
Students & Young Professionals - Apply for an OCDCA Conference Scholarship
If you are a young professional or student who needs financial assistance to attend the conference, please fill out the online application by August 24th to apply for a registration scholarship. Registration scholarships only cover the cost of registration. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Much at (614) 461-6392, ext. 211. This opportunity is sponsored by Huntington Bank.
2018 OCDCA Membership Meetings
Please join Ohio CDC Association for industry updates and networking. We want to hear your thoughts on your successes, challenges, and ideas! 

Attendees do not have to be a member of the Ohio CDC Association to attend these meetings. We welcome all community development and community-based organizations, local governments, public officials, and more!

New this year, we will be having discussion around the topic of health and community development.
Central Ohio Member Meeting at Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
111 Liberty Street, Suite 100,  Columbus, OH, 43215
August 2, 2018  /  10 AM - 12 PM

Can't make the Central Ohio Meeting? Stay tuned for a Southeast Ohio meeting which will happen in the fall!

2018 Membership Meetings are sponsored by Fifth Third Bank:
Social Enterprise Incubation Program Launches
Join Ohio CDC Association for the first phase of the new Social Enterprise Incubation Program (SEIP). The SEIP is an intensive four phase program consisting of rigorous training and tailored technical assistance for OCDCA members while they create their own social enterprise. This program culminates in a structured "shark tank" where the participating CDCs gain access to startup capital. This workshop is Phase One of the four phase program. Cost is $20 for OCDCA members and $40 for non-members. Lunch will be provided.
Social Enterprise Incubation Program Introduction Workshop
100 E. Broad Street, 6th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215
August 30, 2018  /  9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Support for the Social Enterprise Incubation Program comes from the Bank of America Foundation.
RCDI Opportunities: CED TA & Social Enterprise Training
Rural members in the RCDI Project can apply for two different TA opportunities!
Community Economic Development & Affordable Housing TA
OCDCA is offering three members 50 hours of community economic development TA with Harsany & Associates to members in our Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) Project. 
Harsany & Associates exists to provide technical assistance, training, strategic planning direction, guidance to project funding and development, agency/program/financial management and assessment services, and research & analysis support to non-profit and government entities. Apply by August 10.
Social Impact Investing & Social Enterprise
OCDCA is pleased to announce the next round of capacity building scholarships for our members to attend the Tony Wells Foundation's three day executive leadership training course August 21-23, 2018.  View the course flyer.
Member News
Welcome New Member!
Medina Creative Housing joins OCDCA as our newest 2018 member. Welcome!
NECIC Launches Employer Resource Network
North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC) announced the launch of the Richland County Employer Resource Network (Richland County ERN) in conjunction with their Temp2Higher workforce development program. Read more.
Surprise City Commitment Spurs $25M Fund for South Side Affordable Housing
A $25 million fund will finance grants and loans for rehabbing and building as many as 170 affordable homes and apartments near Nationwide Children's Hospital just south of downtown. The nonprofit developer is a collaboration between Children's and nonprofit Community Development for All People. Read more.
ACEnet Unveils New Food Processing Facility
ACEnet unveiled a food processing facility at its new Food and Farm Enterprise Center on Friday in Nelsonville. ACEnet, which stands for Appalachian Center for Economic Networks, is a business incubator with locations in both Athens and Nelsonville. It offers guidance and work space for local entrepreneurs. Read more.
Share Your Stories
We love hearing about the awesome work you do throughout Ohio. If your organization is mentioned in the news, please share it with us. We love photos too! If you send it to Lisa Much , we can put it on our blog and in this newsletter. 
Partner News
Join Ohio Votes
Ohio CDC Association has partnered with the Coalition on Housing and Homeless in Ohio (COHHIO) to participate in their initiative, Ohio Votes. Ohio Votes is a statewide, nonpartisan voter registration and engagement program specifically targeting economically disadvantaged Ohioans. Ohio Votes is partnering with nonprofit agencies that work directly with low-income Ohioans, and helps those agencies develop Get Out The Vote programming by providing resources, training, and guidance. If you are interested in joining the Ohio Votes' 2018 Voter Engagement, please take a minute to complete this brief survey.
Next HDGF Window Opens August 6-16th
Remember that the next Housing Development Gap Financing (non-HTC) application window will be open from August 6th until 5:00 p.m. on August 16th. 
NLIHC Our Homes, Our Votes
As part of the 2018 Our Homes, Our Votes project, NLIHC has launched a new website that contains the information and resources your organization needs to plan and execute a successful nonpartisan voter engagement and mobilization campaign. The website is a one-stop-shop for information and resources on expanding registration and turnout of low income renters and affordable housing allies in the electoral process. The website features infographics, logos, an interactive form for planning a campaign, and video recordings of recent Our Homes, Our Votes webinar broadcasts.
AmeriCorps VISTA Spotlight
Last week, Ohio CDC Association hosted VISTAs who started their service in June and July. 

These VISTAs attended a one-day training that focused on specific OCDCA VISTA program rules and procedures. 

The training was kicked off with VISTA Bingo as an icebreaker. Attendees were tasked with identifying fun facts about one another, giving them a chance to mingle with their peers. 

VISTAs took a break from the training for a taco lunch and screen-printing their own OCDCA VISTA t-shirts.

VISTAs played a networking bingo to start out their training.
Asset Funders Network
Asset Funders Network, Closing the Women's Wealth Gap, & Dallas Women's Foundation present On Shaky Ground: Stabilizing the Financial Security of Single Women on August 1.
Marketing Your Message with OANO
Develop a concise message that is aligned with your internal team and resonates with your external audiences. Gain a better understanding of which communication channels and platforms to use when marketing your message. Join OANO on August 16th.
Enterprise Community Partners Ohio 30th Anniversary
Save the date for Enterprise Community Partners Ohio's 30th anniversary at the LaSalle Theatre in Cleveland on September 6th from 5 - 8 PM.
Ohio Rural Housing Conference
Join CRHDO in September for their annual housing conference in Columbus. Learn more.
Funding Opportunities
D'Addario Foundation for Music Education
Music education builds self-confidence, creativity, discipline and the ability to reconcile conflicting ideas. LOI is due July 31.
Funder's Network for Smart Growth
A successful matching grant program, Partners for Places creates opportunities for cities and counties in the United States and Canada to improve communities by building partnerships between local government sustainability offices and place-based foundations. Deadline is July 31.
Arca Foundation Projects for Justice
Arca supports educational and charitable activities that put people on the front lines of social change in pursuit of economic and racial justice, an inclusive democracy, peace and security, human rights, and a clean environment. Deadline is August 1.
Honda Grants for Job Training
The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. They support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment, job training, and literacy. Deadline is August 1.
Anthem Foundation
We invest in traditional and nontraditional problem-solving approaches. These include programs that provide services directly to people and those that change systems to transform healthcare. Deadline is August 3.
NEA Our Town Grant
Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts' creative placemaking grants program. These grants support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. Successful Our Town projects ultimately lay the groundwork for systemic changes that sustain the integration of arts, culture, and design into strategies for strengthening communities. Deadline is August 9.
Rural Housing Preservation Grant
The Rural Housing Service (RHS) announces that it is soliciting applications under its Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) program. The HPG program is a grant program which provides qualified public agencies, private nonprofit organizations, which may include but not be limited to, Faith-Based and Community Organizations, and other eligible entities grant funds to assist very low- and low-income homeowners in repairing and rehabilitating their homes in rural areas. In addition, the HPG program assists rental property owners and cooperative housing complexes in repairing and rehabilitating their units if they agree to make such units available to low- and very low-income persons. Deadline is August 9.
Employment Opportunities
National Church Residences, Columbus, is hiring a Project Leader.

ReUse Industries , Athens,  is seeking a Chief Executive Officer.

City of Cincinnati is hiring a Senior City Planner.

View more employment opportunities on our website.  Organizations with employment opportunities in community development may send their notices for free posting to  Lisa Much .
State News
Governor Kasich Expected to Sign Payday Lending Reform
Governor John Kasich is expected this week to sign HB 123, substantial payday lending reform, into Ohio law. The Governor was quoted as stating, "But it's a day late, and hopefully not a dollar short. Of course, we need to have good, strict rules around payday lending." 

HB 123 achieves the three mainstays of safe small-dollar lending: lower prices, affordable payments and reasonable time to repay. It closes the exploited loophole while ensuring that borrowers will continue to have access to credit. The legislation notably closes a loophole that has allowed the payday loan industry to avoid the law passed in 2008 and upheld by Ohio voters that year. 

Payday lenders ignored the will of the people and have gouged hard-working Ohioans for the past 10 years with outrageous fees and rates, charging much more than in other states. Over the past two years, the payday lenders and their army of lobbyists have tried to block these reforms. On July 24th the Ohio House concurred with the minor changes in the Senate version sending the bill to the Governor's desk.
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