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2017

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2016

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  • EPA Offers Assistance to Help Rural Communities Revitalize Downtowns (Oct. 5, 2016)
  • Obama Administration to Help Appalachian Communities Revitalize Downtowns Through Broadband Service (Aug. 24, 2016)
  • U.S. EPA to Help Six Communities Develop Sustainable Design Strategies (Jun. 23, 2016)
  • EPA and Gloucester Officials Celebrate Local Food Economy (Jun. 15, 2016)
  • Obama Administration to Help Five Small Communities Revitalize Downtowns Through Broadband Service (May 5, 2016)
  • Obama Administration to Partner with 27 Communities to Boost Neighborhood Revitalization Through Local Food Enterprises (Jan. 25, 2016)

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2015

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  • Scituate and Newburyport, Mass. to Receive EPA Technical Assistance to Meet their Sustainability Goals and Foster Economic Development (Feb. 3, 2015)
  • Damariscotta, Maine to Receive EPA Technical Assistance to Meet their Sustainability Goals and Foster Economic Development (Feb. 3, 2015)
  • EPA Helps Two California Communities Meet Sustainability Goals, Develop Flood Resilience (Jan. 27, 2015)
  • Mobile and Prichard, Ala., Among 22 Communities Selected Nationally to Receive EPA Assistance to Advance Sustainability Goals and Foster Economic Development (Jan. 27, 2015)
  • St. Petersburg, Fla., Among 22 Communities Selected Nationally to Receive EPA Assistance to Advance Sustainability Goals and Foster Economic Development (Jan. 27, 2015)
  • Canton, Miss., Among 22 Communities Selected Nationally to Receive EPA Assistance to Advance Sustainability Goals and Foster Economic Development (Jan. 27, 2015)
  • Asheville, N.C., Among 22 Communities Selected Nationally to Receive EPA Assistance to Advance Sustainability Goals and Foster Economic Development (Jan. 27, 2015)
  • EPA Helps 22 Communities to Meet their Sustainability Goals and Foster Economic Development (Jan. 27, 2015)

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2014

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  • Obama Administration selects Los Angeles Institute to improve access to local foods in low income communities (Dec. 4, 2014)
  • Obama Administration Selects Tuskegee, Alabama to Develop Local Food Projects, Encourage Economic Expansion/ Local Foods, Local Places Initiative encourages creative economic development in 26 communities in 19 states (Dec. 4, 2014)
  • Obama Administration Selects Itta Bena and Clarksdale, Mississippi to Develop Local Food Projects, Encourage Economic Expansion/ Local Foods Local Places Initiative encourages creative economic development in 26 communities in 19 states (Dec. 4, 2014)
  • Obama Administration Selects Rocky Mount, North Carolina to Develop Local Food Projects, Encourage Economic Expansion/ Local Foods Local Places Initiative encourages creative economic development in 26 communities in 19 states (Dec. 4, 2014)
  • Obama Administration Selects Hazard and Barbourville, Kentucky to Develop Local Food Projects, Encourage Economic Expansion/ Local Foods, Local Places Initiative encourages creative economic development in 26 communities in 19 states (Dec. 3, 2014)
  • Obama Administration Selects Tracy City, Tennessee to Develop Local Food Projects, Encourage Economic Expansion/ Local Foods Local Places Initiative encourages creative economic development in 26 communities in 19 states (Dec. 3, 2014)
  • Unity, Maine Selected for “Local foods, Local Places” Program (Dec. 3, 2014)
  • Obama Administration Selects 26 Communities to Develop Local Food Projects, Encourage Economic Expansion/Local Foods, Local Places Initiative encourages creative economic development in 26 communities in 19 states (Dec. 3, 2014)
  • EPA Invites Communities to Apply for Assistance to Build Resilience, Pursue Revitalization (Oct. 23, 2014)
  • EPA Assistance Will Encourage Green Infrastructure, Climate Resiliency in Austin (Oct. 1, 2014)
  • EPA to Help Carson City Develop Green Infrastructure, Improve Climate Resiliency (Sept. 26, 2014)
  • Virginia’s State Capital to Receive Green Design Assistance from EPA (Sept. 23, 2014)
  • EPA Helping Five State Capitals Develop Green Infrastructure, Improve Climate Resiliency (Sept. 23, 2014)
  • Federal Report Highlights Five Years of Progress Providing Communities with Affordable Housing, Efficient Transportation and Economic Growth (Aug. 7, 2014)
  • Vermont’s Mad River Valley Paves the Way for EPA Tool to Help Communities Become More Flood Resilient (July 8, 2014)
  • EPA Provides Tool to Help Communities Become More Flood Resilient /Smart growth approaches can help communities prepare for and recover from disaster (July 7, 2014)
  • EPA, USDA, and ARC Announce Winners of 2014 “Livable Communities” Competition (Apr. 17, 2014)
  • Huntington, West Virginia Winner of 2014 “Livable Communities” Competition (Apr. 15, 2014)
  • EPA Recognizes Seven Communities for Smart Growth Achievement (Feb. 4, 2014)
  • EPA Recognizes Seven Communities for Smart Growth Achievement; Atlanta BeltLine Honored as Overall Winner (Feb. 4, 2014)
  • EPA Recognizes Sacramento's La Valentina Building Complex for Smart Growth Achievement (Feb. 4, 2014)
  • Three State Capitals to Receive Green Design Assistance from EPA (Jan. 9, 2014)

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2013

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  • EPA and FEMA Partner to Strengthen Vermont Communities’ Flood Response and Preparation (Dec. 16, 2013)
  • EPA, USDA and ARC Announce Four Winners of 2013 “Livable Communities” Competition (Dec. 10, 2013)
  • Little Rock Sees Sustainable Growth from Investments by Federal Partnership (Nov. 19, 2013)
  • EPA Report Details How Development Can Impact Public Health, Environment (Jun. 17, 2013)
  • EPA Offers Smart Growth Assistance to Rhode Island; Mississippi County, Arkansas; Kelso, Washington (June 13, 2013)
  • EPA Provides Smart Growth Assistance to North Kingstown, R.I. (June 13, 2013)
  • EPA Invites Communities to Apply for Smart Growth Assistance (Feb. 13, 2013)
  • Chattanooga, TN among Recipients of Smart Growth Assistance Provided by EPA (Feb. 12, 2013)
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL among Recipients of Smart Growth Assistance Provided by EPA (Feb. 12, 2013)
  • Lake Worth, FL among Recipients of Smart Growth Assistance Provided by EPA (Feb. 12, 2013)
  • Atlanta among Recipients of Smart Growth Assistance Provided by EPA (Feb. 12, 2013)
  • Pompano, FL among Recipients of Smart Growth Assistance Provided by EPA (Feb. 12, 2013)
  • Bowling Green and Zolfo Springs, FL among Recipients of Smart Growth Assistance Provided by EPA (Feb. 12, 2013)
  • EPA to Provide Smart Growth Technical Assistance to Atchison, Kan. (Feb. 7, 2013)
  • EPA to Provide Smart Growth Technical Assistance to Omaha, Neb. (Feb. 7, 2013)
  • EPA to Provide Smart Growth Technical Assistance to Bellevue, Neb. (Feb. 7, 2013)
  • EPA to Provide Smart Growth Technical Assistance to Dubuque, Iowa. (Feb. 7, 2013)
  • EPA to Provide Smart Growth Technical Assistance to Lawrence, Kan. (Feb. 7, 2013)
  • 5 New England Communities Get EPA Technical Assistance to Help with Sustainability (Feb. 7, 2013)
  • Petersburg Among 43 Communities to Get EPA Technical Assistance for Sustainability Goals (Feb. 7, 2013)
  • Lynchburg Among 43 Communities to Get EPA Technical Assistance for Sustainability Goals (Feb. 7, 2013)
  • New Castle Among 43 Communities to Get EPA Technical Assistance for Sustainability Goals (Feb. 7, 2013)
  • EPA Provides Technical Assistance to 43 Communities to Meet their Sustainability Goals (Feb. 7, 2013)
  • EPA Provides Tools for Sustainable Communities / Smart growth policies can help achieve environmental justice goals (Feb. 6, 2013)

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2012

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  • EPA Study Reveals Shift in Housing Developments Across the U.S. / More communities embrace redevelopment (Dec. 19, 2012)
  • EPA Recognizes Denver's Mariposa District for Smart Growth Achievement (Dec. 12, 2012)
  • EPA Recognizes Destination Portsmouth for Smart Growth Achievement (Dec. 6, 2012)
  • S.F. Bay Area "Smart" Fund Receives Honorable Mention for EPA Award (Dec. 5, 2012)
  • EPA Recognizes Seven Communities for Smart Growth Achievement (Nov. 28, 2012)
  • EPA Offering Sustainable Growth Assistance to Communities (Sep. 19, 2012)
  • EPA Partnering with State Capitals on Green Design (Sep. 12, 2012)
  • EPA Partnering with Frankfort, Ky., Other Capitals on Green Design (Sep. 12, 2012)
  • EPA, HUD, and DOT Partner with States to Meet Growth, Development Goals (Jul. 31, 2012)
  • San Francisco Selected to Receive Federal Assistance for Infrastructure Planning, Smart Growth (Apr. 12, 2012)
  • EPA Smart Growth Assistance to Advance Collaborative Planning in Billings (Apr. 3, 2012)
  • State of Vermont Receives EPA Smart Growth Assistance (Mar. 20, 2012)
  • Spokane Tribe to Receive EPA Smart Growth Assistance (Mar. 12, 2012)
  • EPA Provides Technical Assistance to Upstate New York County to Promote Smart Growth Strategies (Mar. 9, 2012)
  • EPA to Provide Three New York Communities with Smart Growth Assistance (Mar. 9, 2012)
  • EPA to Provide Three New Jersey Communities with Smart Growth Assistance (Mar. 9, 2012)
  • Roanoke to Receive EPA Smart Growth Assistance (Feb. 28, 2012)
  • Lewes, Del., to Receive EPA Smart Growth Assistance (Feb. 28, 2012)
  • Four Pennsylvania Communities -- Greensburg, Marietta, Newtown and Northampton -- To Receive EPA Smart Growth Assistance (Feb. 28, 2012)
  • $750K in EPA Smart Growth assistance includes Cheyenne, Wyo.; New England and Richardton, N.D. (Feb. 10, 2012)
  • Six New England Communities Will Get EPA Smart Growth Assistance (Feb. 7, 2012)
  • Onslow County, NC is Among Recipients of $750,000 in Smart Growth Assistance Provided by EPA (Feb. 6, 2012)
  • Greensboro, NC is Among Recipients of $750,000 in Smart Growth Assistance Provided by EPA (Feb. 6, 2012)
  • Dunwoody, GA is Among Recipients of $750,000 in Smart Growth Assistance Provided by EPA (Feb. 6, 2012)
  • Daytona Beach, FL is Among Recipients of $750,000 in Smart Growth Assistance Provided by EPA (Feb. 6, 2012)
  • Wakulla County, FL is Among Recipients of $750,000 in Smart Growth Assistance Provided by EPA (Feb. 6, 2012)
  • Corpus Christi is Among Recipients of $750,000 in Smart Growth Assistance Provided by EPA (Feb. 3, 2012)
  • Baton Rouge is Among Recipients of $750,000 in Smart Growth Assistance Provided by EPA (Feb. 3, 2012)
  • Port Arthur is Among Recipients of $750,000 in Smart Growth Assistance Provided by EPA (Feb. 3, 2012)

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