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HUD Grant Program

HUD Grant Program

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Published by Hal Shurtleff
How HUD implements Agenda 21 in your state
How HUD implements Agenda 21 in your state

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT[Docket No. FR-5396-N-03]Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD’s Fiscal Year 2010 SustainableCommunities Regional Planning Grant ProgramAGENCY
: Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, Office of the Deputy Secretary,HUD.
: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).
: The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Public Law 111-117, approvedDecember 16, 2009) (Appropriations Act), provided a total of $150,000,000 to HUD for aSustainable Communities Initiative to improve regional planning efforts that integrate housingand transportation decisions, and increase the capacity to improve land use and zoning. Of thattotal, $100,000,000 is available for the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning GrantProgram, $40,000,000 is available for the Challenge Planning Grant Program, and $10,000,000is available for a joint HUD and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) research andevaluation effort. The Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program will supportmetropolitan and multijurisdictional planning efforts that integrate housing, land use, economicand workforce development, transportation, and infrastructure investments in a manner thatempowers jurisdictions to consider the interdependent challenges of: (1) economiccompetitiveness and revitalization; (2) social equity, inclusion, and access to opportunity; (3)energy use and climate change; and (4) public health and environmental impact. Today’s noticeannounces the availability of approximately $100 million for Sustainable Community RegionalPlanning Grants. Of this amount, $2 million will be reserved for capacity support grantsdistributed separately, and not less than $25 million shall be awarded to regions with populations
2of less than 500,000. Comments received as a result of the Advance Notice and Request for Public Comment on this Notice of Funding Availability, published in the Federal Register onFebruary 10, 2010 (75 FR 6689), have been reviewed by HUD and input has been incorporatedinto this Notice to the maximum extent practicable. HUD thanks the public for its comments andinput.
Specific questions regarding the SustainableCommunities Regional Planning Grant Program requirements should be directed to:sustainablecommunities@hud.govor may be submitted through thewww.hud.gov/sustainability  website. Written questions may also be submitted to the Office of Sustainable Housing andCommunities, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW, Room10180, Washington, DC 20410.
U.S. Department of 
Housing and Urban Development, Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities.
B. Funding Opportunity Title:
Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program.
C. Announcement Type:
This announces the availability of Sustainable Communities RegionalPlanning Funds.
D. Funding Opportunity Number:
The funding opportunity number is
FR-5396-N-03. TheOMB Approval Number is 2501-0024.
E. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:
The Catalog of FederalDomestic Assistance (CFDA) Number for the Sustainable Communities Program is 14.703.
F. Dates:
The application deadline is 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time on August 23, 2010.
 G. Additional Overview Information:
Purpose of the Program
. The Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program(Program) will support metropolitan and multijurisdictional planning efforts that integratehousing, land use, economic and workforce development, transportation, and infrastructureinvestments in a manner that empowers jurisdictions to consider the interdependent challengesof: (1) economic competitiveness and revitalization; (2) social equity, inclusion, and access toopportunity; (3) energy use and climate change; and (4) public health and environmental impact.The Program will place a priority on investing in partnerships, including nontraditional partnerships (e.g., arts and culture, recreation, etc.) that translate the Livability Principles (SeeSection I. B.) into strategies that direct long-term development and reinvestment, demonstrate acommitment to addressing issues of regional significance, utilize data to set and monitor progresstoward performance goals, and engage stakeholders and citizens in meaningful decision-makingroles. Funding from this Program will support the development and implementation of RegionalPlans for Sustainable Development (RPSD) that:
Identify affordable housing, transportation investment, water infrastructure, economicdevelopment, land use planning, environmental conservation, energy system, open space, andother infrastructure priorities for the region;
Clearly define a single, integrated plan for regional development that addresses potential population growth or decline over a minimum 20-year time frame, sets appropriate 3 to 5 year  benchmark performance targets, and delineates strategies to meet established performance goals;
Establish performance goals and measures that are, at a minimum, consistent with theSustainability Partnership’s Livability Principles;
Utilize geo-coded data sets and other metrics in developing, implementing, monitoring, andassessing the performance goals of various reinvestment scenarios;

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