EPA Technical Assistance Now Available for Community Smart Growth Development

EPA invites communities to apply for targeted technical assistance from its Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program to help overcome barriers to implementing smart growth development approaches. Communities can choose from tools to help them make development more equitable, attract infill development, assess policies in small towns and rural areas, improve resilience to floods, or promote streets that are safe for all users and provide environmental benefits (including protecting drinking water sources).  EPA will deliver the assistance using teams of experts who conduct one- to two-day workshops in the selected communities. After the workshop, the community gets a next-steps memo with specific actions it can take if it chooses to implement the ideas generated in the workshop.

Letters of interest from communities are due by October 12, 2016. Eligible entities are local, county, or tribal governments, or nonprofit organizations that have the support of the local government on whose behalf they are applying.  For more information, visit EPA’s website.

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