Tuesday, June 22, 2010
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan have announced a groundbreaking collaborative effort designed to help foster planning for more livable, sustainable communities - places where transportation, housing and commercial development investments are coordinated to better serve the people living in those communities.
Together, the U.S. Departments of Transportation (DOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD), for the first time ever, will join forces to award up to $75 million in funding - $35 million in TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) II Planning Grants and $40 million in Sustainable Community Challenge Grants for localized planning activities that ultimately lead to projects that integrate transportation, housing and economic development.
This joint Notice of Funding Availability means projects that apply for funding will be evaluated by a dual-agency process. Rather than have applicants proceed through two separate grant application procedures that might be on different timelines with different requirements, we're streamlining to create one point of entry.
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