The Community Investment Index (CI2) maps the concentrations of recent place-based investments and on-the-ground features that contribute to sustainable communities across southeastern Pennsylvania. DVRPC mapped nearly 100 types of place-based investments and developed composite scoring "heat map" datasets for seven topic areas, including economic development, transportation, environment, housing, planning activities, and more.
Successful applications for discretionary funding increasingly require applicants to demonstrate their ability to leverage the requested funding by building on other local planning or investments. By using CI2 to link planning and grantmaking, planners will be able to target the projects that will be most competitive for funding and have the greatest local-area impact.
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