The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is implementing a Sustainable Communities Planning Grants Program. The goal of this program is to support multi-jurisdictional regional planning efforts that integrate housing, economic development, and transportation decision making in a manner that empowers jurisdictions to simultaneously consider the interdependent challenges of economic growth, social equity and environmental impact.
The program will make available $100,000,000 to support the integration of housing, transportation and land use planning. There are three funding categories being considered…
- Funding to support the preparation of regional plans for sustainable development that address housing, economic development, transportation, and environmental quality in an integrated fashion where such plans do not currently exist
- Funding to support the preparation of more detailed execution plans and programs to implement existing regional sustainable development plans that address housing, economic development, transportation, and environmental quality in an integrated fashion
- Implementation funding to support regions that have regional sustainable development plans and implementation strategies in place and need support for a catalytic project or program that demonstrates commitment to and implementation of the broader plan
For more information, please visit http://p4sc.org/News__HUD_s_SCP_Grants.html