EPA Smart Growth Grants from 2007 RFPs
On May 7, 2008, EPA awarded a cooperative agreement to the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP). NTHP will use the funding to develop state-level policy recommendations and offer an educational program to help citizens and officials in their state make informed spending choices on school facilities. NTHP will work with a coalition of partners in up to 5 states in the first year. Through this partnership, NTHP anticipates working with organizations already engaged in state-level policy analysis in each of the five states. For more information on the project, please visit
This award was made in response to a competitive request for proposals (RFP) titled "Reducing the Environmental and Health Impacts of School Siting" (EPA-OPEI-0704). Submissions for this RFP were due July 2, 2007.
On May 15, 2008, EPA awarded a cooperative agreement to the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). Through this cooperative agreement, CNU will collaborate with EPA's smart growth program and officials from the emergency response community to provide solutions in the area of emergency response and street design. Over the course of the two-year effort, CNU is expected to create best practices and design manuals, complete state-by-state inventories of fire codes, and develop new national code language that could be adopted at the local level. More information on this project can be found at http://www.cnu.org/emergencyresponse.
This award was made in response to a competitive request for proposals (RFP) titled "Smart Growth Streets and Emergency Response" (EPA-OPEI-0701). Submissions for this RFP were due June 15, 2007.
Update: In May 2009, CNU released a report on the first year of this project: Saving Lives, Time, Money: Building Better Streets (PDF) (9 pp, 955K).