[ApaIllinois] US EPA Offers FREE Smart Growth Technical Assistance

ILAPA Editor editor at ilapa.org
Fri Jan 26 08:25:28 CST 2007

Press Release
 US EPA Offers Smart Growth Technical Assistance Announcing the latest round of Smart Growth Implementation Assistance and Request for Applications. Deadline for applications is March 8, 2007.

  Free technical assistance available!

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 economic development 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 regiona! l 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 March 8, 2007.

For more information and application materials, please go to www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/sgia.htm. The direct link to the HTML version of the RFA is at http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/2007_sgia_rfa.htm.
 Related Link: Smart Growth Implementation Assistance program 
 For more information contact:
  Ilana Preuss
US Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW (MC 1807T)
Washington DC 20460 USA

    Phone:  202-566-2853  Fax:  202-566-2868  Email:  preuss.ilana at epa.gov  Web:  http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/

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