- Tools and Templates
Date Published: December 2016
The Community Development Marketplace (CDM) is a database of community development project data, currently from those communities who have applied for designations under the Third Round Promise Zones Initiative, and consented to share some of their application material with the public. The CDM provides information that describes community goals, proposed activities to advance their goals, and organizations involved in implementing and supporting these projects. The CDM presents an opportunity for community practitioners to find peers working on similar issues and to share best practices around revitalization efforts.
Using the following tool, the CDM can be quickly filtered by keywords, issues or policy domains, and/or location to yield information on the lead applicant, goals, proposed activities, implementation partners, and expected outcomes around a topic of interest. In addition to facilitating peer exchange among community practitioners, the tool can help funders and social investors find potential investment opportunities, and to assist other stakeholders in identifying potential partners. The CDM database created from this information does not reflect the totality of information submitted with each application, only a portion of the information that was included in the goals and activities template. The information was submitted in February, 2016. Peer cohorts are currently being formed among partnering communities to connect, increase access to technical assistance, and better utilize existing resources. If you would like to become involved in the project, or if you have any feedback or technical problems while using the tool, please email us at CDM@hud.gov.
Please Note: This tool will only work on systems with Windows operating systems (no Macintosh), with Microsoft Excel 2007 or newer, and a connection to the internet. Additionally this tool requires Macros to be enabled. If Macros are not already enabled when you open the Excel File, go to File (top left) >Excel Options (or just "Options", depending on your version)>Trust Center>Trust Settings>Macro Settings>Enable Macros. If this option is not available to you, please contact your systems administrator.
On November 28, 2016, Federal Register Notice FR-5909-N-81 was published, announcing a 30-day Public Notice of Proposed Information Collection. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is seeking public comment on a draft Community Development Marketplace (CDM) Project Survey that may be distributed widely and used by respondents who are not part of any application process.
Specifically we are asking the public to review the questions in the survey, and the list of the Peer Cohorts attached to the survey, and answer questions listed below. Please submit any comments and/or your answers to Anna.P.Guido@hud.gov and copy CDM@hud.gov by December 28, 2016. Also feel free to submit user questions or information on any technical issues via CDM@hud.gov. This is the last public comment period required for the Paperwork Reduction Act proposed information collection.
For potential users, including foundations, investors, researchers, other stakeholders:
For potential respondents: