Request for Applications: Smart Growth Implementation Assistance

Free technical assistance available! Applications will be accepted until May 8, 2008.

Are you trying to encourage specific smart growth techniques like transit-oriented development?  Or direct your state department of transportation investments to better support smart growth?  Are you looking to use smart growth to reach greenhouse gas reduction goals?  Do you need help analyzing guidelines for school investments that best fit your state or community?  Do you need to retrofit a commercial corridor? Or coordinate your community’s smart growth design with an active aging program?


The Development, Community, and Environment Division in U.S. EPA’s
Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation is responding to this need
by issuing a request for applications for the Smart Growth
Implementation Assistance program.  Through this program, a team of
multidisciplinary experts will provide free technical assistance to
communities, regions, or states that want to develop in ways that meet
environmental and other local or regional goals.

Communities,
regions, and states around the country are interested in building
stronger neighborhoods, protecting their environmental resources,
enhancing public health, and planning for development, but they may
lack the tools, resources, or information to achieve these goals.  EPA
can help applicants overcome these roadblocks by providing evaluation
tools and expert analysis.

EPA is soliciting applications from
communities that want help with either policy analysis or public
participatory processes.  Selected communities will receive assistance
in the form of a multi-day visit from a team of experts organized by
EPA and other national partners to work with local leaders. 
Applications will be accepted until May 8, 2008.

For more information and application materials, please go to www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/sgia.htm.

The
2008 Request for Applications for Smart Growth Implementation
Assistance is now open. It will close on May 8, 2008. For more
information and application materials, please go to
www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/sgia.htm.

Applications are now being accepted for the 7th annual National Award
for Smart Growth Achievement. The deadline is April 7, 2008. For
applications and more information, please go to
www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/awards.htm.

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