What is the Partnership for Sustainable Communities?

November 8, 2012 in News

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?

Overview

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.

 

Read more about the Partnership for Sustainable Communities at their grantee website.

 

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