Smart Growth Implementation Assistance Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agencies Office of Sustainable Communities just announced the new call for applications for our Smart Growth Implementation Assistance (SGIA) program.

Smart Growth Implementaion Program Details

The SGIA program focuses on complex or cutting-edge issues, and projects can take about 18 months to complete. These projects explore innovative ideas to overcome barriers that are preventing communities from getting the kind of development they want. Since 2005, the SGIA program has allowed the Office of Sustainable Communities to work with a diverse array of communities from across the country on issues such as storm water management, code revision, transit-oriented development, affordable housing, infill development, corridor planning, green building, and climate change.

The EPA invites applicants to submit proposals under one of four categories (though other ideas are accepted too). 
  • Community Resilience to Disasters and Climate Change 
  • Redevelopment for Job Creation 
  • The Role of Manufactured and Modular Homes in Sustainable Neighborhood Design 
  • Medical and Social Services Facilities Siting 

Application Deadline

Applications are due on March 1.

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