Create Strategies for Place-Based Interventions.
Government agencies at the federal, state and local levels use their data in combination with PolicyMap’s authoritative and exclusive data to design strategies for place-based interventions. By providing governments with an instant geographic data infrastructure, PolicyMap makes consolidated plans, community and economic development, disaster preparedness and community engagement simple and seamless. Government agencies use PolicyMap daily to identify gaps in service, create more compelling grant applications, and leverage additional funding opportunities.
Download our “Better Government through Data” Brochure.
PolicyMap is a software as-a-service solution that makes creating data-rich maps simple, seamless, and cost-effective. To learn more, download our brochure for Housing Finance, Economic Development, Public Health, Education, Planning & Urban Development, Community Development agencies.
Break down government silos.
Foster interdepartmental coordination by accessing a platform that allows for the simple sharing of data across agencies. Shared data can be made public or kept secure.
Create competitive grant applications
Whether you are applying for CDBG funds or making the case for financing the renovation of a public health facility, you can use PolicyMap to find the insights you need to make a compelling grant application. Create a quick market report or community health report for the area in which you work; layer data like housing burdens, socially vulnerable populations, spending patterns and access to fresh foods on multi-layer maps. Our data is continuously updated, and we’re always adding new, exclusive data to PolicyMap.
Leverage additional funding opportunities
Find other types of funding that is available in neighborhoods where you work to leverage with your funds, such as New Markets Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits, and designated funding areas like Opportunity Zones and CRA Eligible Areas, as well as locations of certified CDFIs and potential non-profit partner organizations.
Identify gaps in service
Visualize your projects against our neighborhood data to discover underserved communities and make strategic decisions about future priorities to address those gaps.
PolicyMap offers customers a streamlined acquisition approach through participation in government contract vehicles and academic consortia. To purchase through the GSA Schedule or another contract vehicle, learn more.
Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC), a State Housing Finance Agency, uses their PolicyMap Subscription to develop scoring criteria for their Qualified Action Plan and prioritize investment decisions. LHC uses the Interactive Mapping Tool on LHC’s website to empower stakeholders to prepare better funding applications.
“The PolicyMap tool empowers our stakeholders by giving them 24 hour access to information about their community. As for our staff, we are able to have more productive community meetings and healthy conversations that demonstrates that we are aware of and understand the needs of the community.”Janel A. Young, Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives
Data for Government
PolicyMap curates and authors data crucial to government agencies, ranging from real estate sales to business vacancy rates to our exclusive Social Needs Index. Get neighborhood-level insights by pairing your own datasets with our analytics.
Social Needs Index*
Consumer Spending Habits*
Neighborhood Health Risk Factors
Home Repair Cost Estimates
Lead Exposure Risk
*Exclusive Data. PolicyMap’s expert data team uses advanced small-area estimate methodology to generate data at the census tract and zip code level, which gives insights into specific neighborhoods that aren’t available with county-level data available elsewhere.
“Our Map Your Neighborhood tool uses PolicyMap to provide community organization leaders current, neighborhood specific information – at their fingertips. It’s a framework for creating maps and sharing valuable neighborhood information.”—City of Dallas, Planning and Urban Design Department
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Enterprise licenses allow you to make PolicyMap available to everyone in your government agency or across agencies. Access is made available via login.
Maps & Data for Your Website
PolicyMap can create branded mapping tools for your agency or city, interactive maps for your website and feed data directly into your platform.
Visualize the impact of your organization or the needs of your community with our exclusive data.
Instantly run community profiles for your community or a custom area.
Use our unlimited self-service data loader to overlay your address-level data on top of PolicyMap’s.
Find areas with overlapping criteria.
Use our Multi-layer Maps for site selection, to find hot spots or target specific areas.
Use our data in your own research, mapping and presentation tools.
Email, embed and post on social media — or print maps with ease.
No training required.
No special GIS training required to start making maps, but we are available to help you at any time.
Easily integrate place-based data into your own website or application.
Send us your data, and we’ll recommend how to effectively visualize it. We’ll standardize and clean it, too.
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