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Reports: Featured

Map the Meal Gap 2022
Feeding America, July 2022, 24 pp.
Focuses on the extent and variation in local food insecurity levels in the United States in 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes local food data for several racial and ethnic identities.   more info >

The Food and Nutrition Assistance Landscape: Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report
USDA Economic Research Service, June 2022, 36 pp.
This report uses preliminary data from USDA, Food and Nutrition Service and USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service to examine program trends and policy changes in USDA’s largest U.S. food and nutrition assistance programs through FY 2021.   more info >

Public Support for Climate and Energy Policies
Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, April 2022, 16 pp.
Presents detailed findings on public support for policies in three key areas related to climate justice goals: an economic transition to clean, renewable energy sources; investment in frontline communities; and climate-friendly job creation.   more info >

Clean Energy Project Development for Low-Income Communities Strengthening the Ecosystem for Delivering Solar Energy and Deep Efficiency Retrofits
Carsey Institute for Public Policy, February 2022, 16 pp.
Scaling clean energy in low-income communities presents challenges. This report outlines a road map depicting the ecosystem needed to deliver clean energy projects to underserved communities.It includes examples of work that different organizations are doing and concludes that more capacity-building funding and support is needed at the grassroots level of the ecosystem.   more info >

Building Resilient Rural Places: Strategies from Local Leaders To Strengthen Rural Assets, Diversity, and Dynamism
Brookings Institute, December 2020
A research series focused on effective solutions for rural economic and community development and innovative efforts underway to implement them. Each briefs highlights locally tailored economic development strategies that value and build upon place-based assets and which have generated success in fostering rural economies and opportunities.   more info >

Building Climate Resiliency: Fact Sheets
Center for Rural Affairs, January 2020
A series of four fact sheets that focus on building rural resiliency in the face of climate change and elevating the stories of rural climate leaders.   more info >

Climate Change and Its Impact on Infrastructure Systems in the Midwest
Midwest Economic Policy Institute, October 2017, 10 pp.
This study examines how climate change will negatively impact transportation and infrastructure systems across the Midwest. It offers information for policymakers regarding the potential costs and consequences of climate change, and recommends actions to protect communities and the economy.   more info >

United States of Climate Change: North Dakota, Winds of Change
The Weather Channel, October 2017
Explores changes in climate and the energy landscape in North Dakota.   more info >

Web sites

Climate and Energy Resource for State, Local, and Tribal Governments
Provides free tools, data, and technical expertise about energy strategies, including energy efficiency, renewable energy and other emerging technologies, to help state, local and tribal governments achieve their environmental, energy and economic objectives.   more info >

Food Insecurity in North Dakota
Food insecurity refers to USDA’s measure of lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods. This interactive map provides data on food insecurity at the county level to improve our understanding of food insecurity and food costs in local communities.   more info >

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