EPA Invites Communities to Apply for Smart Growth Assistance

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today invited communities to apply for technical assistance to implement smart growth development approaches through the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program. EPA is offering this technical assistance to help communities across the country, including underserved communities, coastal communities, small cities and rural areas, adopt sustainable growth strategies.

The program aims to increase resilience to natural disasters and strengthen the economy while protecting human health and the environment. The Building Blocks program provides quick, targeted technical assistance to communities using tools with demonstrated results and widespread application.

Applications are being accepted through November 20, 2014.  To learn more about the program or to receive an application visit the program’s website.