|Federal agencies that contribute to EPA's environmental goals, and how they make a difference.|
|Programs by EPA Strategic Goal
1. Climate Change and Improving Air Quality
2. Protecting America's Waters
3. Cleaning Up and Sustainable Development
4. Safety of Chemicals and Preventing Pollution
Programs by Agency
AID, ARC, CNCS, CPSC, CSB, DHS, DOC, DOD, DOE, DOI, DOJ, DOL, DOS, DOT, ED, FHFA, GSA, HHS, HUD, NASA, NRC, NSF, OSTP, SBA, TVA, USDA, USPS, USTR, VA
Department of Housing and Urban Development
EPA Goal 3: Cleaning Up Communities and
Advancing Sustainable Development
An interagency partnership with EPA and DOT to help improve access to affordable housing, more transportation options, and lower transportation costs while protecting the environment in communities nationwide. The mission of the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities is to create strong, sustainable communities by connecting housing to jobs, fostering local innovation, and helping to build a clean energy economy.
FY2010: $150 million, with majority going to Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grants ($100 million) and the Community Challenge Grants ($40 million). Choice received $65 million through HOPE VI allocation.*
FY2011: $100 million ($70 million for regional planning and $30 million for community challenge grants). Choice was funded at $100 million.
FY2012: Congress did not appropriate funds for the Sustainable Communities Initiative grant programs. However, the Office was funded at $2.4 million for grant management, capacity building, and to support the Partnership for Sustainable Communities. Choice was funded at $120 million in the FY12 THUD minibus appropriations bill.
Source(s) of Information
1. HUD: Sustainable Housing and Communities
Related EPA Program(s)
Integrated Environmental Strategies:
The Integrated Environmental Strategies program (formerly titled Regulatory Innovation) focuses on priority cross-agency management and policy issues – in particular, those central to creating more sustainable communities and businesses and developing strategies for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the Agency. These activities, carried out in collaboration with other Agency programs, support the Agency’s core mission of protecting human health and the environment by providing tools and resources to create stronger, prosperous, and more economically and environmentally resilient communities and businesses Recognizing a constrained fiscal environment, EPA is reducing or terminating lower priority voluntary programs to increase and refocus efforts on promoting sustainable development and a greener economy. EPA considers these efforts to be a higher priority because these efforts have greater promise for yielding environmental results, and they are directly central to the Administrator's priority for safe, clean communities and sustainable development.
• CWA, Section 104(b)(3)
• CAA, Section 104(b)(3)