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, Opportunity Zone 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.
At the USDA Rural Development (RD), PolicyMap is tracking progress and impacts of their rural housing investments across the nation. USDA RD chose PolicyMap’s Enterprise License solution to simplify and inform their work.
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
In Philadelphia, PolicyMap is powering the city’s effort to share its local data (and PolicyMap’s trove of preloaded data) across agencies in a single online resource, the PolicyMap Enterprise License.
“PolicyMap provides us with a greater capacity to make data-driven decisions, coordinate among city agencies and evaluate the impact of our programs.”
- Debra McColloch, Director, Office of Housing and Community Development, City of Philadelphia
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.
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.
Exclusively on PolicyMap:
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.
All the data you need. All in one place.
All of the information you need about a place is here without having to visit multiple websites or task staff and consultants with collecting and analyzing data. PolicyMap houses tens of thousands of indicators from hundreds of sources including:
Make maps. Fast.
Visualize the latest demographics from Census as well as unique third-party data.
Run reports for pre-defined areas like counties or for custom areas drawn on the map.
Upload your own data
Upload your own address-level data to leverage against data already available in PolicyMap.
Find areas that meet up-to-three criteria
Use our unique 3-Layer Maps tool for site selection, to find hot spots or target specific areas.
No advanced training required
No special GIS training required to start making maps, but we are available to help you at any time.
Software as a service
Just log in to your account from any computer.
Send us data for upload, and we will clean and filter your data as requested. We can also create custom reports for you to run within your subscription.
Download our data for use in your own research, mapping and presentation tools.