Who can see your viewing activity?
Hello to so many familiar and also new faces. Thanks for joining us today! While we are all here I just wanted to share our Instagram account. This is where we post opportunities (like the Call for Districts) as well as examples of the work we do with TDI partnerships. We'll even be posting more info here that you can use to spark conversations with other prospective partners: https://www.instagram.com/my_tdi/
If anyone has questions that arise during the presentation, feel free to enter them into the chat function and we'll answer them at the end!
where is the map with the census tracts?
Who decides the census tracts?
Hi Cynthia, it is linked within the intro part of the CognitoForms application: https://www.cognitoforms.com/MassDevelopment/_2021NewDistrictFullApplication (under "census tract eligibility" subtitle in bold. the word "link" is hotlinked to maps)
Maureen- we decided based on other census level differentiators (new markets eligibility, OZ eligibility) and selected demographic characteristics
the map is in the program that laura mapped above
sorry, typing fast- the map is in *link* that Laura *added* above-
census map link: https://cloud.massdevelopment.com/owncloud/index.php/s/Tk7H1McGElUli3o
...and as I mentioned-- if anyone looks at the census tracts and don't think they're right for your likely areas of focus, please reach out to us and we'll discuss.
how are TDI fellows selected for each city?
we'll address in the q+a. keep the questions coming
the TDI Local grant is only available to TDI districts selected in this round of partnerships correct?
does financial support include nonprofits?
Do the fellows identify funding sources for projects that they are recommending within the district?
maybe i missed it, but who qualify as "developers?"
prob simple as real estate developers w capital or something, but curious if it includes smaller, newbs lol
what does a public partner mean? A non-profit, community groups, etc?
Can capital from the City be considered "in-kind" services from the various City depts.?
Keith Boucher MakeIT Haverhill
How will success be measured? New / thriving businesses? $$ invested, employment levels, vacancy rates? What about human capital? residents served? Appreciate your comments.
are the open office hours virtually correct?
Thank you Derek, Julie, and Steve! That was great.
Thank you! Happy to be a resource
How can people apply to be a TDI fellow? Would like to recommend some individuals
I strongly agree the Main South area in Worcester made a great decision in choosing Ivette Olmeda as the TDI Fellow!
and what does a private partner mean?
What are some roles nonprofit partners have played in past partnerships?
how can we sign up for the open office hours?
You can sign up for office hours here: https://calendly.com/alopez-68/30min
More on TDI Challenge grants (re: Joshua's question) here: https://www.massdevelopment.com/what-we-offer/key-initiatives/tdi/tdi-challenge-grants
Thank you for this! Very informative.
Thank you, all!
thank you so much! Looking forward to the office hour
Thank you All - great information
Thank you TDI team!