Newsletter: March 2024


Investing in Communities: Understanding Trends and Needs

Discover how PolicyMap can aid organizations in identifying eligible areas for grant funding to address climate risks and promote inclusive growth. Explore the significance of comprehending population dynamics and domestic migration data in locating investment areas for initiatives such as the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. While census data highlights growing areas, IRS migration data offers deeper insights into the movement of US taxpayers and their economic status.

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ACS Data Updated to 2018-2022

We’re thrilled to unveil the most recent Census American Community Survey updates to bring our users a richer, more detailed view of the American landscape. PolicyMap now provides the 2018-2022 Census American Community Survey (ACS) data through our maps, charts, reports, and download feature.

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PolicyMap Clean Energy

Clean Energy Tax Incentives Data

PolicyMap’s Collection of Clean Energy Tax Incentives Data supports wind facilities, solar companies, EV charging stations, and other energy communities by providing information related to energy communities, low-income communities, and other areas that may be eligible for clean energy project tax credits under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

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Grocery Store

Reinvestment Fund’s Limited Supermarket Access Analysis Featured In Philadelphia Inquirer

Find neighborhoods with Limited Supermarket Access using PolicyMap! Accurately identify limited, and inequitable, access to full-service super-markets in America’s cities, suburbs, small towns, and rural communities.

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Life-Lines Throughout the US

Recognizing the payphone’s significance as a means of communication for those with limited access to technology, Eric Kunsman embarks on an interdisciplinary project merging data, art, and social sciences.

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Updated Data

Quarterly and annual home sales data have been updated to 2023.

The BLS Local Area Unemployment monthly data is now updated to December 2023.

The CDFI Fund Bank Enterprise Award (BEA) Distressed Communities data has been updated to 2023 and now uses 2016-2020 ACS data.

The CDFI Fund Persistent Poverty Counties data has been updated to 2023 and now includes 2016-2020 ACS data.

The IRS Statistics of Income annual Migration data is now updated to 2020.

New Census American Community Survey (ACS) indicators are now available for all users in the Demographics, Housing, Economy, and Education menu.
Medicare data from CMS has been updated to 2021

Users may now download the FEMA National Flood Hazard Layer combined with point data. The output shows the flood designation for the lat/lon of each point– high risk, moderate risk, minimal risk, or undetermined risk. For high risk areas, it further shows the FEMA designation for the location, specifically A, A99, AE, AH, AO, V, and VE.

We are committed to our promise of curated, cleaned, standardized, and always updated data. We’re posting real-time updates on our website and X (formerly known as Twitter).

In case you missed it

Published Research
Explore scholarly works from students and researchers using PolicyMap.

Misdemeanor Enforcement Trends in New York City, 2016–2022 Diminished Caseloads and Persistent Racial Disparities, published in Brennan Center for Justice.

CitySEIRCast: An Agent-Based City Digital Twin for Pandemic Analysis and Simulation, preprinted in MedRxiv.

Annual Report on the Economic Impact of the Federal Historic Tax Credits for Fiscal Year 2022 published by Rutgers.

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Upcoming Events

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PLA 2024 Conference
April 3-5, 2024
Columbus, OH

PolicyMap is excited to return to the Public Library Association Conference. Stop by Booth #2239 to explore the latest trends, technologies, e-resource management, and digital services in libraries.
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The RISE Summit on Social Determinants of Health
April 15-17, 2024
New Orleans, LA

Join us as we discuss actionable, tactical, and scalable solutions to social determinants of health (SDOH) challenges. Find us in the exhibit hall to learn more about our Curated Collection of SDOH Data.
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