United States Department of Housing and Urban Development: Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program
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Award grants will made in the form of cooperative agreements while award sizes will vary by category, depending on the an eligible community's population or number of inhabitants.

Interested applicants are required to apply electronically at the HUD website. Deadline of submission of applications will be on October 6, 2011.

For this program, eligible applicants are multi-jurisdictional and multi-sector partnerships consisting of a consortium of government entities and non-profit partner.

As listed in the CFDA, the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program will support metropolitan and multijurisdictional planning efforts that unite housing, land use, economic and workforce development, transportation, and infrastructure investments in a manner that empowers jurisdictions to consider the challenges revolving around economic competitiveness and revitalization, social equity, inclusion and access to opportunity, energy use and climate change, and lastly, public health and environmental impact.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is the main agency that funds the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program. Its mission is to increase chances of homeownership, support community development and increase the people's access to affordable housing opportunities that is free from discrimination.

The program in focus is essential to the Department of Housing and Urban Development since it helps them achieve their goals of providing the American people with increased chances of owning their own homes, thereby supporting the development of the community in which they are a part of.

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