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Call for Partnership Development Districts Information Webinar #2 - Shared screen with speaker view
Laura Christopher
21:27
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/
Nick Giaquinto
23:25
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!
Cynthia Espinosa
28:48
where is the map with the census tracts?
maureen Geary
29:36
Who decides the census tracts?
Laura Christopher
30:39
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)
Noah Koretz
32:01
Maureen- we decided based on other census level differentiators (new markets eligibility, OZ eligibility) and selected demographic characteristics
Noah Koretz
32:07
the map is in the program that laura mapped above
Noah Koretz
32:44
sorry, typing fast- the map is in *link* that Laura *added* above-
Cynthia Espinosa
33:40
Thank you
Cynthia Espinosa
34:11
census map link: https://cloud.massdevelopment.com/owncloud/index.php/s/Tk7H1McGElUli3o
Noah Koretz
34:27
...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.
Nick Giaquinto
38:09
👍
Cynthia Espinosa
41:21
how are TDI fellows selected for each city?
Noah Koretz
41:42
we'll address in the q+a. keep the questions coming
Cynthia Espinosa
41:50
thanks!
Cynthia Espinosa
45:17
the TDI Local grant is only available to TDI districts selected in this round of partnerships correct?
Joshua Alba
45:36
does financial support include nonprofits?
maureen Geary
46:27
Do the fellows identify funding sources for projects that they are recommending within the district?
Joshua Alba
47:37
maybe i missed it, but who qualify as "developers?"
Joshua Alba
48:14
prob simple as real estate developers w capital or something, but curious if it includes smaller, newbs lol
Cynthia Espinosa
53:56
what does a public partner mean? A non-profit, community groups, etc?
maureen Geary
01:01:39
Can capital from the City be considered "in-kind" services from the various City depts.?
Keith Boucher MakeIT Haverhill
01:03:31
How will success be measured? New / thriving businesses? $$ invested, employment levels, vacancy rates? What about human capital? residents served? Appreciate your comments.
Cynthia Espinosa
01:04:05
are the open office hours virtually correct?
Noah Koretz
01:27:30
Thank you Derek, Julie, and Steve! That was great.
Derek Santos
01:27:55
you bet!
Julie Copoulos
01:27:56
Thank you! Happy to be a resource
Cynthia Espinosa
01:28:40
How can people apply to be a TDI fellow? Would like to recommend some individuals
Jessica Velez
01:31:28
I strongly agree the Main South area in Worcester made a great decision in choosing Ivette Olmeda as the TDI Fellow!
Cynthia Espinosa
01:33:57
and what does a private partner mean?
Cynthia Espinosa
01:33:59
ok thanks!
Paul Hurteau
01:34:55
What are some roles nonprofit partners have played in past partnerships?
Cynthia Espinosa
01:38:10
how can we sign up for the open office hours?
Alejandro Lopez
01:39:20
You can sign up for office hours here: https://calendly.com/alopez-68/30min
Laura Christopher
01:42:24
More on TDI Challenge grants (re: Joshua's question) here: https://www.massdevelopment.com/what-we-offer/key-initiatives/tdi/tdi-challenge-grants
Joshua Alba
01:43:04
thanks
Carolyn Cole
01:43:16
Thank you for this! Very informative.
Paul Hurteau
01:43:34
Thank you, all!
Cynthia Espinosa
01:43:53
thank you so much! Looking forward to the office hour
maureen Geary
01:44:34
Thank you All - great information
Tech Leng
01:47:32
Thank you TDI team!