HUD Sustainable Communities Planning Grant NOFA Released

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced the availability of $100 million for the 2010 Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program. As another project of the federal Sustainable Communities Partnership, this planning grant program reaffirms the Obama Administration’s commitment to enhancing our regions’ capacity address complex regional sustainability challenges.

Regional partnerships and consortia between state and local governments, MPOs, schools, nonprofits, and philanthropic organizations are eligible to apply.

View the HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant NOFA here.

From the HUD press release:

The funding being announced today will support regional planning efforts that integrate housing, land use, economic and workforce development, transportation, and infrastructure investments in a manner that empowers jurisdictions to consider the interdependent challenges of economic competitiveness and revitalization; social equity, inclusion, and access to opportunity; energy use and climate change; as well as public health and environmental impacts. The program places a priority on partnerships, including nontraditional partnerships including arts and culture, philanthropy, and bringing new voices to the regional planning process.

Deadline: August 23, 2010, 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time

Read the complete press release here.

Additional information is available from HUD here.