Fwd: EPA Technical Assistance Opportunities for Sustainable Communities
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>EPA Technical Assistance Opportunities for Sustainable Communities
>EPAâs Office of Sustainable Communities is currently offering two
>technical assistance opportunities: Smart Growth Implementation
>Assistance and Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities. Both
>programs have calls for letters of interest open from September 28 to
>October 28, 2011.
>The Smart Growth Implementation Assistance (SGIA) program focuses on
>complex or cutting-edge issues and can take about 18 months. These
>projects explore innovative ideas to overcome barriers that are
>preventing communities from getting the kind of development they want.
>Potential topics for this round of assistance include economic
>development for rural communities, resilience planning for natural
>hazards, linking planning for land use and economic development, using
>locally generated energy, and smart growth for tribal communities. EPA
>will choose up to four communities to receive assistance.
>The Building Blocks program provides targeted technical assistance to
>communities that face common development problems. It employs a variety
>of tools such as improving pedestrian access and safety, zoning code
>reviews, and housing and transportation evaluations. EPA will select up
>to 50 communities and provide direct assistance by EPA staff and private
>Applicants should determine which technical assistance program is right
>for their community.
>More information on the SGIA program and the request for letters of
>More information on Building Blocks and the request for letters of
>Roberta Lane White, Management Analyst
>U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
>Office of Sustainable Communities
>Mail Code: 1807T
>1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
>Washington, D.C. 20460
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