Newsletter: April 2024


Congratulations Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Awardees!

Congratulations to all the Clean Communities Investment Accelerator, National Clean Investment Fund, and Solar for All grant awardees! The entire PolicyMap team applauds your leadership. Learn how we can help grant recipients strategically deploy capital, stay in compliance with investment criteria (such as Justice 40 mandates), report on program progress, and measure the overall success of each program.

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Maximize Justice40 Investments: Overlay CEJST Data with PolicyMap for Targeted Impact

View indicators from the Council on Environmental Quality’s Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST), including the overall disadvantaged community status and the disadvantaged status for the eight different categories of burden, in PolicyMap. Their inclusion allows organizations to target investments based on multiple criteria, including the Justice40 criteria, for more impactful clean energy strategies.

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PolicyMap Clean Energy

Clean Energy Tax Incentives Data

PolicyMap’s Collection of Clean Energy Tax Incentives Data supports wind facilities, solar companies, EV charging stations, and other energy communities by providing information related to energy communities, low-income communities, and other areas that may be eligible for clean energy project tax credits under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

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St. Petersburg Housing Authority

The St. Petersburg Housing Authority (SPHA) aims to offer affordable housing and foster resident self-sufficiency for eligible citizens of St. Petersburg. PolicyMap enables SPHA to efficiently evaluate whether a location is eligible for funding through HUD programs or other avenues.

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Updated Data

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Immigration data is now updated to 2022.

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) credit union branches point dataset have been updated as of 2023. The points show where federal credit unions are located in the U.S. and provide information about the individual sites (name, address, financial/lending info, etc.) and details about the specific credit union (number of employees, number of members, and services).

The HRSA Area Health Resource File (AHRF) data is updated to 2022. The data now covers topics related to access to medical care, including medical professionals, hospital utilization, including emergency department utilization and hospital inpatient and outpatient days, and types of health facilities.

The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) opioid-related hospital use data have been updated as of 2021. The layer data shows opioid-related hospital stays and emergency department visits for available states and settings of care as well as for specific patient characteristics.

The CDFI Fund’s Certified CDFI point dataset have been updated on production as of March 2024. The points show where Certified CDFI organizations are located, the type of organization, and if it is a native CDFI.

Low-Income Communities and Non-Urban Areas which are geographic eligibility criteria for the Electric Vehicle Refueling Tax Credit as part of the IRA have been updated following new guidance from IRS/Treasury and updated data from the Dept of Energy. These indicators are only available in the Collection of Clean Energy Tax Incentives Data.

The FDIC Bank Branches dataset has been updated on PolicyMap.

HUD’s Picture of Subsidized Housing (POSH) data has been updated to 2023. This update adds new data for 2022 and 2023, and includes data from 2009-2013.

Pharmacy locations have been updated on PolicyMap

Retail health clinic locations have been updated on PolicyMap.

We are committed to our promise of curated, cleaned, standardized, and always updated data. We’re posting real-time updates on our website and X (formerly known as Twitter).

In case you missed it

Published Research
Explore scholarly works from students and researchers using PolicyMap.

Association between Neighborhood Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Prevalence Among U.S. Veterans, published in Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

County-level factors associated with a mismatch between opioid overdose mortality and availability of opioid treatment facilities, published in PLOS.

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Inclusiv Conference 50
May 7-9, 2024
New York, NY

The Inclusiv Conference 50 will bring together movement leaders, policymakers, and researchers focused on financial inclusion, racial equity, and climate justice. Visit PolicyMap at the meeting in NYC to learn more about how we help Community Development Credit Unions (CDCUs) with their Inclusiv Clean Communities Investment Accelerator (CCIA) grant applications. Learn more.

ICSC Las Vegas
April 15-17, 2024
New Orleans, LA

PolicyMap is excited to exhibit at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)’s west coast gathering of dealmakers and industry experts, who are driving innovation and evolution in commercial real estate. Learn more.