Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities Gets Funding

Washington, DC (February 4, 2010)- An unprecedented level of collaboration is now underway at the federal level in support of sustainable urban regions. At a major address on February 4, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced that the new Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities will now manage the new $150 million Sustainable Communities Initiative and will focus on initiatives to promote livability, sustainability, and affordability for the nation’s households and urban regions.

To support this partnership, over $360 Million is expected in federal funding for state, local, and tribal governments from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that can be used to support climate and energy initiatives including energy efficiency, regional planning, and community education.
Related Resources:
Sustainable Communities Initiative
Sustainable Skylines Initiative
Notice of Intent for State Efficiency Grants
Notice of Intent: Sustainable Communities Planning Grant