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2024 Member Report

Reviewing the activities that CEDA has been apart of over the past year!
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Annual Membership Meeting

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2024 CBYCC Season Hiring is Open!

The Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps (CBYCC) is now accepting applications for open positions for the summer 2024 season. The CBYCC program is a paid youth program offering local youth an opportunity to experience the outdoors in a workplace setting while also providing a fun learning environment and exposure to traditional skills.
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Welcome Our New Staff!

We are excited to have these fine folks recently join our CEDA team!
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CEDA Launching Idaho Small Business Revolving Loan Fund

CEDA is accepting applications for financing through the Idaho Small Business Revolving Loan Fund (ISBRLF).
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Staff Updates

Krista, Deb and Amber have been busy!
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Community Development Activity

Orofino installed the restroom in Champions Park and a lot more!
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7th Annual Youth Conference A Success

The 7th annual Dream It Do It HERE Youth Conference, held May 16th on the University of Idaho Campus, drew 500 students and 54 counselors from 24 schools in north central Idaho and southeast Idaho.
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CBYCC Summer Season Comes to an End

The Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps just completed its eight week summer season.
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CEDA Receives Two Idaho Grant Awards

The Clearwater Economic Development Association (CEDA) recently received funding awards to provide outreach, education, and strategic plan development in north central Idaho, which meets the agency’s goals to serve community and workforce development. This is a new and exciting opportunity for CEDA.
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Thank you Nez Perce Tribe

The Tribe’s Local Education Fund program awarded CEDA $10,000 to be used for the 2024 Dream it Do it Here Youth Conference.
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Executive Director’s Note:

Community Building. Deb Smith, Krista Baker, and I attended the Northwest Inland Partners meeting on August 9 in Spokane Valley. The speaker was Doug Griffiths, author of 13 Ways to Kill Your Community.
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Economic & Community Development Assistant Hired

Ila Duff has just joined the CEDA team as Economic and Community Development Assistant.
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Community Development Activity

Potlatch was awarded $175,000 Community Development Block Grant for a new restroom in Scenic Six Park. Hoodoo, the Water/Sewer District in Harvard, was awarded $85,000 between DEQ and the Idaho GEM Grant for a wastewater Planning Study to fix their outdated wastewater system. 
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Executive Director's Note:

Greetings! Springtime is the welcoming time as we enjoy longer days and the warmer season. Some big news for our region that had CEDA involvement is the award of $20 million by the Idaho Broadband Advisory Board to Idaho Regional Optical Network (IRON) and Intermountain Infrastructure Group (IIG) partnership to building open access middle mile broadband from Grangeville to Star.
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New Board Member

Welcome New Board Member, Trevor Sparrow
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Federal Contract Opportunities for Business Workshop

CEDA, in partnership with the Northwest Intermountain Manufacturing Association, with funding support from USDA Rural Development, will be hosting a “Building Your Business Revenue Through Federal Contracts” workshop.
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CBYCC Accepting Applications for 2023 Summer Crew

The Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps is accepting applications now for our 2023 summer crews for both student crew members and adult crew leads.
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7th Annual Dream It Do It Youth Conference Is Around The Corner

The conference is an opportunity for 500 sophomores and juniors from north central Idaho and southeast Washington to experience a day of local industry and higher education breakouts exploring the future, local career options in regional industries.
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Microloan Program Benchmark

Another benchmark for CEDA’s Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP) was reached during the first quarter of 2023 with $1.6 million in loans being approved from the $400,000 lending pool, equating to four full revolutions of this revolving loan fund. The program started at CEDA in December of 2010 with the first RMAP loans being issued in the first quarter of 2011.
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Welcome May George

May is supporting various functions in the office include planning, events, and community development. She is also assisting us with our Workforce Development program in Talent Pipeline Management.
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Executive Director's Note:

Hello and Happy Fall. The Vandals are winning! And it’s the start of CEDA’s new fiscal year. We had a great 2022 with a lot of momentum in community development, regional planning, and workforce development activities that you can read in this newsletter.
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CEDA Awarded EDA Planning Grant

CEDA has been awarded a three-year planning partnership grant by the Economic Development Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The investment will be used to support long-term economic development planning efforts in north central Idaho
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CEDA Completes Sale of Building to NRS

CEDA and NRS representatives, and NRS’ newly acquired building from CEDA: Kathie LaFortune (Latah County Commissioner and CEDA board Vice Chair), Julia Parker (Moscow City Council and CEDA board member), Dodd Snodgrass (CEDA Executive Director), Mark Deming (NRS Chief Marketing Officer), Tony Mangini (NRS Chief Financial Officer) and
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Planning for Dream It Do It HERE Conference Underway

The Dream It Do It Planning Committee has already begun working on details for the 7th Annual Dream It Do It HERE Conference which will be held Tuesday, May 16 on the University of Idaho campus.
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Manufacturing Technology – Work Smarter, Not Harder

CEDA, in partnership with the Northwest Intermountain Manufacturing Association, with funding support from USDA Rural Development, hosted a workshop on automation and robotics on September 29th at the Clearwater Casino Events Center.
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Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps Wraps up 2022 Season

The Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps has wrapped up their eight-week season and has a lot of accomplishments to celebrate
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CEDA Responds to Calls to Develop Supply Chains for Local Foods.

CEDA is prepared to apply for and implement the USDA Rural Development Meat and Poultry Intermediary Lending Program
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Idaho WDC Awards CEDA Funds to Address Workforce Issues

CEDA has accepted a subaward from the Idaho Workforce Development Council (WDC) to implement a Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) framework to establish employer collaboratives in north central Idaho to assist regional industries identify in-demand positions along with requisite skills, competencies, and credentials. CEDA will work with employers and education and training suppliers
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Manufacturing Technology - "Work Smarter, Not Harder

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