Newsletter: February 2024


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

New 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, are now 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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Grant Success

Grant Success using PolicyMap for Applications & Strategic Allocation

Learn how to use PolicyMap as a transformative resource in the competitive realm of grant writing.

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Webinar Series: Pathways to Health Equity

PolicyMap’s Kristin Crandall joins The SelfMade Health Network’s series on Expanding Community-Clinical Linkages to Improve Health Outcomes Among Low-Income Populations Nationwide.

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Webinar: California State Library Series, Session 1

PolicyMap’s Aaron Klein hosts the first webinar session developed in partnership with the California Library Association. In this session, you will learn how to use PolicyMap to develop a better understanding of the community within your library district.

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Philly Mapmaker Used By National Policymakers And Nonprofits Raises $3M To Expand Product And Staff

PolicyMap, which started as a spinoff of Reinvestment Fund, just got its first outside investors. A Philly mapping software company has plans to grow its team and share data in 2024, spurred along by new funding from local investors.

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Monterey County Free Libraries

Monterey County Free Libraries (MCFL) staff uses PolicyMap as an effective strategic planning resource for more impactful grant applications and insightful reporting.

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Tracking America’s disappearing payphones at the Maguire Museum

Discover how Eric Kunsman utilized Policymap’s demographic data to overlay payphone data points to map locations with payphones and their alignment with low-income communities. His exhibition, “Life-Lines Throughout the U.S.,” is currently on view at the Maguire Art Museum at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

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RTI Rarity and PolicyMap

RTI Rarity

RTI International and PolicyMap are collaborating to research and map the factors that contribute to disparities in ADRD, particularly the disproportionate impact on Black and Latine older adults.

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Updated Data

Graduation Rate data has been updated through 2021. This dataset has graduation rates by different cohorts.

Adult and infant mortality data from CDC is now updated to 2021.

The Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) data from the CDFI Fund has been updated to 2024.

The Census 2018-2022 ACS data covering an extensive variety of demographic, economic, housing, education, and health data is now available.

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).

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Upcoming Events

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2024 ER&L Annual Conference
March 3-6, 2024
Austin, TX

PolicyMap is excited to return to the annual conference hosted by Electronic Resources and Libraries. Join us and explore the latest trends, technologies, e-resource management, and digital services in libraries. Learn more.

PLA 2024 Conference
April 3-5, 2024
Columbus, OH

PolicyMap joins thousands of public library workers, supporters, and vendors from across the country. Stop by to learn more about our geographic data offerings!
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