Building Capacity: Helping Communities Create Vibrant, Healthy and Economically Prosperous Neighborhoods

Since 2010, 143 communities have received funding to support the creation of sustainable communities through the Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) grants provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Additionally, through the collective interagency efforts of HUD, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), an additional number of communities received funds through programs such as TIGER (DOT) and EPA Sustainable Community Technical Assistance and Brownfield Area Wide Planning grants (EPA). The grants provided opportunities for cities and regions of various sizes to coordinate long range comprehensive plans, support transit-oriented development (TOD), create revitalized main streets, foster economic growth, create and preserve affordable housing, improve health and well-being, increase access to fresh foods, and create quality jobs and educational opportunities. Through the joint funding efforts of HUD and EPA, grantees were eligible to receive capacity building services, which provided access to technical experts and resources to support successful implementation of the grants. Team Implementation, led by Reconnecting America, provided a range of targeted, collective and one-on-one activities, best practices, case studies and resources to support all SCI grantees with implementation efforts. Other team members are Strategic Economics, the Center for Neighborhood Technology, Enterprise Community Partners, the Center for Creative Land Recycling and Kim Burnett Consulting. The information in this document represents a compilation of specific issue area briefs provided by Team Implementation. Each issue brief accompanied a webinar and allowed grantees to gain additional resources on topics such as creating regional TOD plans and strategies, infill infrastructure financing, advancing sustainability in a slow economy, and redeveloping brownfield properties. This document was created for the purpose of providing grantees with a one-stop resource for all issue briefs from Phase I Capacity Building work of Team Implementation.


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  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 127p

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  • Accession Number: 01616964
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 2016 8:12AM