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Partnership Grants, Assistance & Programs

The Partnership agencies periodically offer funding opportunities. When these grants are offered, they will be announced here and on In addition, each agency maintains websites to track their own grant announcements. The grants announced on these sites will also be on

  • HUD offers funding opportunities to help communities realize their own visions for building more livable, walkable, and environmentally sustainable regions.
  • DOT offers funding opportunities to support more livable walkable communities.
  • EPA offers grants to support activities that improve the quality of development and protect human health and the environment.

In addition, EPA maintains a listing of additional funding sources to build sustainable communities. A guide to federal and other national sources is available, as well as a guide to regional, state, and local funding opportunities.

EPA Invites Communities to Apply for Assistance to Build Resilience, Pursue Revitalization 

On-Going Federal Programs

The Partnership agencies manage a variety of on-going programs (PDF 16p 1.91MB) that provide funding and technical assistance to support communities creating vibrant, healthy neighborhoods that provide more housing options, economic opportunities, and efficient transportation while reinforcing existing investments. These funding and technical assistance programs, such as the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program can provide another means of federal resources for states, regions, and local governments.

The Partnership agencies and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) also provide programs targeted to rural communities. These programs are available to promote economic competitiveness, protect healthy environments, and enhance quality of life. The Federal Resources for Sustainable Rural Communities guide (PDF 44p 6MB) provides key information on funding and technical assistance opportunities available from the four agencies, as well as examples of how rural communities across the country have put these programs into action. Each agency offers different ways of approaching infrastructure planning and construction, economic development, pollution cleanup, and other issues that are part of achieving sustainable communities.

Updated: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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