Announcements, Community Development

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is Accepting Letters of Interest for Free Technical Assistance on Sustainable Development Strategies

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EPA will select 25 communities to receive free technical assistance for the new round of Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities. A two-page letter of interest, signed by a mayor, city manager, elected official or other representative must be submitted by October 12, 2016 at 5:00pm EST. Local, county, or tribal governments and nonprofits are welcome to apply. Through this technical assistance, organizations will be offered the following tools;

  • Tool 1: Creating Equitable Development
  • Tool 2: Planning for Infill Development 
  • Tool 3: Sustainable Strategies for Small Cities and Rural Areas
  • Tool 4: Flood Resilience for Riverine and Coastal Communities
  • Tool 5: Green and Complete Streets

Tools will assist communities in achieving desired development goals, improving quality of life for residents, and increasing their economic and environmental sustainability.

EPA anticipates selecting the 25 communities by November 2016 and providing all technical services by July 2017.

Click here to read the 2016-17 Request for Letters of Interest and how to apply. 

Click here to learn more about the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program. 


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