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HUD and EPA Announce Funding for Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grants

On June 21st, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities and EPA’s Offices of Sustainable Communities, Water, and Brownfields and Land Revitalization issued a joint Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to provide $67 million for the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant program.  This program is aimed at creating stronger, more sustainable communities that connect housing to jobs while fostering local innovation and building a clean energy economy.

Applications for the NOFA are due July 8, 2011. Nonprofit organizations, local or state public agencies, for-profit organizations, nationally recognized and accredited Universities or Colleges, or any combination of eligible entities as a Capacity Building Team are eligible to apply for funding.  State drinking water programs may want to partner with grant applicants to assist with drinking water infrastructure considerations on these projects.

For more information on how to apply, including recently posted FAQs, please review the NOFA by clicking here or contact Rachel Kirby of HUD at rachel.t.kirby@hud.gov.