Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant finalists announced!

HUD has just released the list of successful applicants for Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grants. View the list here. From the HUD Press Release: WASHINGTON – For the first time ever, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding nearly $100 million in new grants to support more livable and sustainable communities … Continued

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DOT & HUD receive nearly 1,700 applications for TIGER II and Community Challenge grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation received nearly 1000 applications for TIGER II construction grants, while DOT and the Department of Housing and Urban Development together received nearly 700 applications for TIGER II/Community Challenge planning grants. Applications were received from all 50 states, D.C., and territories. As part of the Sustainable Communities Partnership’s efforts to break … Continued

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$300 million in federal funding available for state, local, and tribal governments

EPA brings us their  round-up of available federal funding from HUD, USDA, the  Department of Commerce, and EPA that can be used to support climate and energy initiatives: EDA Global Climate Change Mitigation Incentive Fund – $14.7 million Application Due: September 30, 2010 Eligible Entities: State and local governments, nonprofit organizations The U.S. Department of … Continued

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Recording of Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant webinar now available

If you’re working on a HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Application and you missed last week’s webinar on the application’s data and geography needs, rest assured. The National Association of Development Organizations has made the recording available here. As a refresher, the original webinar announcement explained: Speakers from HUD will discuss the data requirements … Continued

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$220M in funding available to state, local, tribal governments

An update from the EPA State and Local Climate and Energy Program aggregates current and upcoming federal funding opportunities for energy efficiency, regional planning, and community education. Full release: This message announces the availability of nearly $226 million in current or upcoming funding opportunities for state, local, and tribal governments from the U.S. Department of … Continued

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Now Available: Updated FAQs for Regional Planning/TIGER II/Community Challenge Grants

HUD has just updated the Frequently Asked Questions documents for the HUD Regional Planning Grant, HUD Community Challenge Grant, and DOT TIGER II Grant applications, available in PDF form below: HUD Regional Planning Grant FAQs HUD Community Challenge/TIGER II Grant FAQs Reminder: The application process for each of these grants will close at 5:00pm on … Continued

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HUD updates Regional Planning Grant Program website, adds resources

HUD has added new resources to the Regional Planning Grant Program website to help you in the application process. Additions include: An updated FAQ An updated instruction guide Enhanced data resource page Application update from HUD (via NADO): If you had already downloaded the Rating Factor forms for the application, please note that a couple … Continued

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Webinar: Data & Geography Needs for Sustainable Communities Regional Grant Applications

From the National Association of Development Organizations: HUD’s new Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) requires applicants to establish regional consortia and provide information on a number of key data points to support the purpose and outcomes being sought through the grant proposal. Join HUD, The Urban Institute, and the National … Continued

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Now Available: Equity Guide to Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grants

HUD has repeatedly stressed the importance of addressing equity in your Regional Planning Grant application (due August 23!). If you’ve been struggling to iron out how your application can best meet these requirements, you’re not alone. Fortunately, PolicyLink has just released an “Equity Guide to Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grants” to help you submit a … Continued

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