Southern Tier 8’s performance in 2021 demonstrated another year of heightened activity with Pandemic response and ecosystem rebuilding efforts. Looking back at 2021, not only did we secure more federal investments than we’ve seen in 40 years, but we also positioned communities for upcoming investments to support our community growth for the next five years. We had the strongest organizational staff yet and dedicated contract employees with talent to move five key community development steps forward:
2020 In Review...
Ecosystem assessment & strategy development to support established & start-up companies in the Clean Energy Industry across the Southern Tier. Industries Mapped across the Southern Tier.
Industry Cluster Mapped by Tier Energy Network
Session 1: Rural America’s Hidden Housing Crisis, offered 11/18/21 Michael J. Borges, Executive Director, Rural Housing Coalition of New York Darren “Hal” McCabe, Executive Director, NY State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources Shelly Johnson-Bennett, Director of Planning, Delaware County Moderator: Shane Butler, Director of Planning & Airport Administrator, Chenango County. Topic areas: rural and urban challenges, affordable v. workforce v. low-income housing, regional context.
Appalachian Region Employers Toolkit for use in promoting workplace safety. This collection of resources includes information on meeting community needs, facts about COVID-19 vaccines, and sample social media posts for your use
Stress Survey Results from Businesses across the Southern Tier
Small Business Owners Survey exploring Mental Health Impacts in Workplaces across the Southern Tier and Upstate New York. Many thanks to Dr. Joel Bennett & Organizational Wellness Learning Systems for developing this behavior health paper! Thanks to Julie Dostal at LEAF, Tom Kowalik at Kowalik & Associates, Bob Murphy at Broome Tioga Workforce, Stacey Duncan at the Leadership Alliance, Angela Sullivan at The Council of Tompkins County, Lisa Hoeschel at Family Counciling Services of Cortland and other partners that engaged local business participation!
Subgrantee vs Contractor explained, August 2018
This guide will assist you with determining performance measures for your proposed project.
Creating a Culture of Health in Appalachia: Disparities and Bright Spots is an innovative research initiative sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and administered by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. This multi-part health research project will, in successive reports: measure population health and document disparities in health outcomes in the Appalachian Region compared to the United States as a whole, as well as disparities within the Appalachian Region; identify “Bright Spots,” or communities that exhibit better-than-expected health outcomes given their resources; and explore a sample of the Bright Spot communities through indepth, field-based case studies. Taken together, these reports will provide a basis for understanding and addressing health issues in the Appalachian Region. This research initiative aims to identify factors that support a Culture of Health in Appalachian communities and explore replicable activities, programs, or policies that encourage better-than-expected health outcomes that could translate into actions that othercommunities can replicate.
Resources developed in the 2020-2021 DDAA Learning Academy...many thanks to the Center of Regional Economic Competitiveness for hosting the supports!
The Active Recovery Workforce Industry Summit event was held on April 10th 2019. Movie producer Jessica Vecchione presented her short film entitled SMACKED! Heroin Addiction & Recovery in Rural America featuring Dr. Julie Dostal of LEAF.
The Governance Project Guidance
Internet Access Map provided by the Experts @ Center on Rural Innovation
FCC Map of Internet Service
Interested in understanding the Rural Broadband Challenge? This report may summarize it best for not only NY District 22, but the entire Southern Tier of New York State. Thanks to Congressional Representative Brindisi and his staff for developing this study in 2020.
Several bodies of water in the watershed have been identified as impaired and are located along portions of the Susquehanna River, Chenango River, Unadilla River, Park Creek, Goodyear Lake and Whitney Point Reservoir. In Broome County, the Whitney Point Reservoir and a portion of the lower Susquehanna River have been assessed as impaired and require the development of a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), or other restoration strategy. Two other drainage basins include the Mohawk and Delaware Rivers. The Mohawk River Drainage Basin covers most of Schoharie County, where Engleville Pond and Summit Lake have been identified as impaired. The Delaware River Basin crosses Delaware County where impaired water bodies include the Pepacton and Cannonsville Reservoirs and a portion of eastern Broome where Fly Pond and Deer Lake are impaired. With assistance from the DEC, the Regional Board works with County Water Quality Coordinating Committees (CWQCC) to take local action to address water quality problems and needs in each county to plan for water quality improvement programs and remediation efforts in impaired water bodies and protection of healthy water bodies across the region and assist with DEC & DOH's Drinking Water Source Protection Program.