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Lewis Burke Associates LLC – July 2, 2013
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently released a funding opportunity for capacity building service providers to support existing sustainable community grantees (fiscal years 2010 and 2011 HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning and Community Challenge grant recipients, HUD Preferred Sustainability Status Communities, and pending funding, Environmental Protection Agency’s Sustainable Community Technical Assistance recipients). HUD’s Capacity Building Program will award up to $4.5 million to one to two consortia “that can provide capacity building support for communities engaged in planning efforts that support community involvement and integrate economic and workforce development, housing, land use, land cleanup and preparation for reuse, transportation, and infrastructure investments.”
Within the funding opportunity, there are five outcomes that should be addressed:
- Maintaining a National Sustainability Learning Network
- Developing Effective Implementation Strategies for Economic Development, Job Creation, and Local and Regional Planning
- Advancing Social Equity in Planning, Participation, and Decision-making
- Strengthening Sustainability Practices for Tribes, Small Towns and Rural Places
- Scenario Planning and Infrastructure Investment
Total Funding and Award Size: $4.5 million is available to fund one to two consortia. Please note there is a minimum 10 percent match (cash or in‐kind) required.
Eligibility and Limitations: This opportunity is open to nationally accredited and recognized universities or colleges, non‐profit and for-profit organizations, and local or state public agencies.
Sources and Additional Background:
- This funding opportunity can be viewed at: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=236800.
- Press release on first Capacity Building grant competition: http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2011/HUDNo.11-169.