Notice - Webinar Aug. 5, 1 pm EDT - Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant-questions-HUD-UI-NADO

Regional Communities Blog Readers –

Given the immediate nature of this webinar, this special post is being made. This program is one to watch. Not every application can be funded . I expect that many efforts will produce a vision that will require that the “regional community” proceed under its own steam. The necessity of cooperation will be evident to many. This will be on the agenda for the 7th Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable – October 1, Wilmington, Delaware. Send me an email if you want more information

"Regional" Tom


From: Carrie Kissel, National Association of Development Organizations

NADO, HUD and The Urban Institute are holding a webinar on HUD’s Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grants on Thursday afternoon—HUD is evidently getting several hundred questions a day about the required data and geography info for the application, so the webinar will walk the audience through the most common questions.

Discussing Data and Geography Needs for the HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Grant Program
Thursday, August 5,2010

Three weeks remain to submit an application for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) new Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant program. The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) requires applicants to establish regional consortia and provide information on a number of key data points to support the purpose and outcomes being sought through the grant proposal.

Join HUD, The Urban Institute, and the National Association of Development Organizations in a webinar designed to address common questions and guidance on providing the data required to tell your regional story.

Date: Thursday, August 5, 2010
Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. EDT
To Register:

Speakers from HUD will discuss the data requirements of the NOFA, typical issues involving the geography of the regions applying, frequently asked questions, and recent additions to the resources available at the HUD Sustainability website. Representatives from NADO and Urban Institute will briefly discuss the opportunity that the NOFA represents to advance the use of data for regional planning and value of the regional partnerships that could emerge as a result of the application process.

For more information, please contact NADO staff at 202.624.7806.

Grant applications are due on August 23, 2010. For additional information on HUD’s Sustainable Communities Regional Grant Program, please visit For more information about data and geography, view HUD's Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).

Carrie Kissel

National Association of Development Organizations


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