What Cities and Towns Should Know During the COVID-19 Pandemic

WEBINAR hosted by Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

When: Weekly, Thursdays at 11:30 am

Where: Live on Facebook or YouTube

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2021 COVID-19 Relief Bill: What it Means for Your Community and Small Businesses 

When: January 12, 2021 | 11:30 am

Where: Online Live Stream

Registration Link: Click here

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (H.R. 133) was signed into law December 27, 2020 and will provide more than $900 billion in emergency assistance due to impacts by the COVID pandemic.

Applications are expected to open for federal small business support by January, 6, 2021, so time is of the essence to understand eligibility for communities. In this webinar we will discuss how relief aid will assist small businesses, non-profits, and citizens within your community.

Presented by Retail Strategies

CDI Book Club: 

When: January 27, 2021

Where: Live on Zoom

January’s Book: Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step At A Time by Jeff Speck

The CDI Book Club meets the last Wednesday of each month via Zoom from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. If you’re interested in participating, you can find us on our Facebook Group or reach out to Dylan Edgell at for more information. You can also click here to visit the webpage.

PCED Exam 

When: March 18, 2021, 1-3 pm

Where: Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center room 101 on UCA campus

Registration Cost & Deadline: $225 (which includes an exam study guide)

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34th Annual Community Development Institute (CDI)


When: August 2 – August 6, 2021

Where: University of Central Arkansas’ Brewer Hegeman Conference Center

What: The Community Development Institute (CDI) began at the University of Central Arkansas in 1987, with the goal of equipping community leaders and economic development professionals with the tools and strategies they needed to create vibrant, successful communities. 30 years later, CDI is still the go-to resource for training.

For more information, click here.