Tool Helps Counties Measure Access to Federal Community Development Funding

A new Community Development Financial Flows data tool created by the Urban Institute helps show how counties fare in accessing federal community investment funds.

From The Urban Institute:

We measured federally sponsored or incentivized community development capital to all US counties with populations greater than 50,000 (which accounts for 88 percent of the US population) using data from 2011 to 2015. We tracked funding in four dimensions—housing, small business, impact finance, and other community development—and created a combined measure that averages those four categories.

To see how your county fares in accessing federal community development funding check out the Community Development Financial Flows data tool. For an analysis of top and bottom ranking counties as well as what the rankings suggest about capacity read The Urban Institutes blog Urban Wire.