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  • J.H. Crawford
    ... J.H. Crawford . Carfree Cities mailbox@carfree.com . http://www.carfree.com
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 6 10:51 AM
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      >From: White.Roberta@...
      >Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 13:28:07 -0400
      >X-MIMETrack: Serialize by Router on EPAHUB11/USEPA/US(Release 8.5.2FP1
      >HF34|January 11, 2011) at
      > 10/06/2011 01:28:44 PM
      >To: undisclosed-recipients:;
      >EPA Technical Assistance Opportunities for Sustainable Communities
      >EPA’s 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
      >sector experts.
      >Applicants should determine which technical assistance program is right
      >for their community.
      >More information on the SGIA program and the request for letters of
      >interest: http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/sgia.htm
      >More information on Building Blocks and the request for letters of
      >interest: http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/buildingblocks.htm
      >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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