October 25, 2010
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HUD, DOT, EPA Release $409.5 Million in Sustainability Grants
The Partnership for Sustainable Communities—consisting of DOT, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Environmental Protection Agency—announced the release of grant funds totaling $409.5 million to support more livable and sustainable communities across the nation on Oct. 21.
“These investments represent an unprecedented new way of working together. And they set a powerful example for how we can reward true excellence, effective partnerships, and the good stewardship of taxpayer dollars,” said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “Americans can rebuild their communities—not just in spite of enormous economic challenges, but as the means for overcoming them.”
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan said: “These grants will help boost economic development with the goal that all Americans can afford to live in communities with access to employment, schools and transportation options. Communities across the country offered bold, unique proposals to plan and build sustainably based on their own local resources, landscape, culture, and ingenuity. With this partnership, we can lay the foundation for sustainable economic prosperity for generations to come by helping communities that share problems start sharing solutions.”
A fact sheet about the partnership can be found here.