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EPA Smart Growth Grants from 2008 RFPs

 

Environmental Law Institute Awarded Cooperative Agreement for Educational Campaign on Policy Barriers to Redevelopment of Vacant Properties

On August 8, 2008, EPA awarded a cooperative agreement to the Environmental Law Institute (ELI). ELI will use the funding to research state level policies and practices that may act as barriers to redeveloping vacant properties, including petroleum brownfields; and educate state decision-makers on policy and practical barriers to the redevelopment of abandoned and other vacant properties.

This award was made in response to a competitive request for proposals titled" Educational Campaign on Policy Barriers to Redevelopment of Vacant Properties" (EPA-OP-07-03). Submissions for that RFP were due August 27, 2007

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Smart Growth America Awarded Cooperative Agreement for Educational Campaign on Policy Barriers to Redevelopment of Vacant Properties

On July 29, 2008, EPA awarded a cooperative agreement to Smart Growth America. SGA will use the funding to research state level policies and practices that may act as barriers to redeveloping vacant properties, including petroleum brownfields; and educate state decision-makers on policy and practical barriers to the redevelopment of abandoned and other vacant properties.

This award was made in response to a competitive request for proposals titled" Educational Campaign on Policy Barriers to Redevelopment of Vacant Properties" (EPA-OPEI-07-03). Submissions for that RFP were due August 27, 2007

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Local Government Commission Awarded Cooperative Agreement for Organizing a National Smart Growth Conference

On October 27, 2008, EPA awarded a cooperative agreement to the Local Government Commission (LGC). LGC will use the funding to organize a multi-disciplinary event that focuses on diverse smart growth issues and attracts a wide audience, including planners, developer, elected officials, and transportation professionals, among many others. The cooperative agreement calls for a conference to be held each year for a five-year period. This conference is the preeminent smart growth event, featuring cutting-edge sessions and workshops for practitioners seeking tools for smart growth implementation. Between 1,250 and 1,500 registrants are expected to attend this three-day conference each year. For more information on the project, please visit www.newpartners.org.Link to EPA's External Link Disclaimer

This award was made in response to a competitive request for proposals (RFP) titled "Organize the National Smart Growth Conference" (EPA-OPEI-DCED-08-01). Submissions for this RFP were due December 21, 2007.

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National Trust for Historic Preservation Awarded Cooperative Agreement for Reducing the Environmental and Health Impacts of School Siting

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 http://www.preservationnation.org/issues/historic-schools/.Link to EPA's External Link Disclaimer

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.

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Congress for the New Urbanism Awarded Cooperative Agreement for Smart Growth Streets and Emergency Response

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.Link to EPA's External Link Disclaimer

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.

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