HUD & EPA Webcast - 2 pm Wednesday, June 15 - Notice of Funding Availability for the Capacity Building for Sustainable Communities Program - Applications Due July 8

Received today - June 14, 2011
From: Sustainable Communities
Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 2:02 PM
To: Sustainable Communities
Subject: Announcing the Capacity Building for Sustainable Communities Program

HUD’s Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities and EPA’s Offices of Sustainable Communities, Water, and Brownfields and Land Revitalization are pleased to announce a joint Notice of Funding Availability for the Capacity Building for Sustainable Communities Program.

For the first time ever, HUD and EPA will join forces to competitively award $5.65 million to strengthen the capacity of existing grantees from each agency to create more housing choices, make transportation more efficient and reliable, and support vibrant and healthy neighborhoods for American families.

The award program will build upon the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, an innovative interagency collaboration, launched by President Obama in June 2009, between the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), HUD and EPA to provide more sustainable housing and transportation choices for families and lay the foundation for a 21st century economy. Award recipients will support a growing network of existing and future HUD and EPA grantees that are advancing sustainable regional planning and development. The network of grantees will exchange ideas on successful strategies, lessons learned, emerging tools, and public engagement plans. The Capacity Building for Sustainable Communities grant program will award funds to capacity building service providers who will work directly with grant recipients from the FY2010, and FY 2011 HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning and Community Challenge, HUD Preferred Sustainability Status Communities, and EPA Sustainable Community Technical Assistance and Brownfield Area Wide Planning grant programs.

Applications for the NOFA are due July 8, 2011. Nonprofit organizations, local or state public agencies, for-profit organizations, nationally recognized and accredited Universities or Colleges, or any combination of eligible entities as a Capacity Building Team are eligible to apply for funding. For more information on how to apply, please review the notice of funding availability (NOFA) by clicking here.

                To see the press release for this initiative, please click here.

HUD and EPA will be hosting a webcast tomorrow, Wednesday, June 15, at 2 pm to discuss this new program. We will send out an email with the access information shortly.

For more information on this funding opportunity, please visit, or contact Rachel Kirby in HUD’s Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities at

In order to participate in Wednesday’s webinar, you will need both to call in by phone and to log in online.  Instructions are as follows.

Telephone Access
In order to hear webinar audio, please call (877) 941-6029.  There is no passcode—an operator will ask for your name and other optional information, and then connect you to the call.

Internet Access
In order to view the webinar, please visit  You can log on up to 30 minutes before the meeting start time.  If that link doesn’t work for some reason, you can go to and enter the meeting ID 58HH9B.

We urge you to check beforehand to ensure that LiveMeeting works on your computer.  In case it does not, you may also use the attached slides to follow along.

We look forward to your participation.

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