EPA Invites Communities to Apply for Technical Assistance - Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program
The EPA has recently invited communities to apply for technical assistance to implement smart growth development approaches. EPA is offering this technical assistance through the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program to help communities across the country, including underserved communities, coastal communities, small cities and rural areas, adopt sustainable growth strategies. The program aims to increase resilience to natural disasters and strengthen the economy while protecting human health and the environment. The Building Blocks program provides quick, targeted technical assistance to communities using tools with demonstrated results and widespread application.
Communities may apply for assistance to address one or more of the following issues:
- • Bikeshare planning
- • Equitable development
- • Infill development for distressed cities
- • Sustainable strategies for small cities and rural areas
- • Flood resilience for riverine and coastal communities
If selected, a community will work with an EPA-supported team of experts during a one-to-two-day workshop, where participants will learn about relevant strategies, policies, and practices. The EPA will be hosting an informational webinar addressing the program and the application process.
Webinar Date – Thursday,October 30, 2014 | 3 to 4 p.m. EDT