NEOSCC and Vibrant NEO 2040 are largely funded by a highly competitive, first-of-its kind, $4.25M federal grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities Initiative. The Sustainable Communities Initiative is an interagency collaboration among HUD, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
So what is the Partnership for Sustainable Communities?
On June 16, 2009, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined together to help communities nationwide improve access to affordable housing, increase transportation options, and lower transportation costs while protecting the environment. The Partnership for Sustainable Communities works to coordinate federal housing, transportation, water, and other infrastructure investments to make neighborhoods more prosperous, allow people to live closer to jobs, save households time and money, and reduce pollution.
Sustainable Communities Grant Announcements
In October 2010, the Partnership for Sustainable Communities announced a series of grants or other assistance totaling $409.5 million in funding to support livability investments in over 200 communities across the country. The grants were highlighted in a joint press conference at the National Press Club on October 21st with Melody Barnes, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.
- HUD and DOT Award $68 Million to Create Sustainable Livable Communities
- DOT Secretary LaHood Announces More Than 70 Innovative Transportation Projects Competitively Funded Under TIGER II
- EPA to Provide Technical Assistance on Sustainable Growth and Development
- EPA Awards $4 Million For Brownfields
- HUD Awards Nearly $100 Million in New Grants to Promote Smarter and Sustainable Planning for Jobs and Economic Growth
Read more about the Partnership for Sustainable Communities at their grantee website.
What Can I Do Today?
- Share your thoughts: 23% fewer people lived in Northeast Ohio per developed acre in 2006 than in 1979.