Improving Minority Businesses’ Access to Capital
Develop digital products to help improve minority businesses’ access to capital
Minority Business Development Agency
- Engaged Minority Business Owners and Minority Entrepreneurs seeking access to capital
- Advocacy organizations supporting these individuals
- Lending, financing and investment institutions
Analyzing Equity in Federal COVID-19 Spending
Develop innovative tools that combine datasets to help inform community leaders on equitable distribution of federal funding. Teams are encouraged to analyze how federal COVID-19 spending has been shared with communities most vulnerable to impacts of the pandemic.
U.S. Department of the Treasury
- Local officials and decision makers
- Policy and advocacy organizations
- Research communities
- Data journalists
Tackling the Climate Crisis through Climate-Smart Communities
Improve climate resilience planning in communities around the nation by creating tools that enable local decision making and facilitate federal support of local-level priorities.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Municipal, county, tribal, and state decision makers who are responsible for planning and action, especially in underserved communities
- Climate adaptation/resilience professionals who provide local decision makers with expert guidance and translation services
Preventing Crisis for Low-Income Renters & Small Landlords
Develop digital tools to prevent financial hardship and housing insecurity by raising awareness of and connecting at-risk households to housing assistance.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- Small landlords, at-risk renters, and nonprofits or legal organizations serving vulnerable renters and/or those at risk for homelessness
- Trade associations or other entities seeking to help small landlords retain their properties, financial services providers, and state, local, and tribal governments.
Analyzing Housing and Migration Trends Post-COVID-19
Use data to help stakeholders understand post-pandemic housing and migration trends, and create tools that help to visualize and process this information for data driven predictions and recommendations.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- HUD clients and landlords
- real estate developers
- banks and funding organizations
- public housing analysts
- local Public Housing Authorities (PHAs)
- non-government advocacy organizations
- city and regional planners
- tribal governments
Increasing Content Accessibility for Multilingual Communities
Develop (ideally open source) tools to help serve the increasingly multilingual community in NYC and in cities nationwide, enabling them to access government resources for an equitable recovery to the impacts of COVID-19.
New York City
Local governments and NGOs who need to communicate with diverse language speakers in the United States. The majority of target users will be people who manage digital and print content within public-facing institutions. The ultimate beneficiaries of this initiative are non-English Proficient people.
Helping Small Businesses Thrive in a Digital Economy
Develop digital tools that help small business leaders and their workforces to enhance their online presence and ability to process data and information relevant to their businesses in real time, thereby allowing them to be competitive in the digital ecosystem.
City of Coral Gables
Small business owners, their employees, and economic development professionals, as well as visitors and residents.