The Capital Area RPC awards $70K to advance civic engagement
March 15, 2013
The Capital Area Regional Planning Commission awarded $70,000 in grants to area organizations in an effort to expand capacity for civic engagement for traditionally under represented communities to advance the Partnership goals for improved engagement in planning for transportation, local food, housing, and health. see more info
Last fall, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the Capital Region a $2 million, three-year Sustainable Community Regional Planning Grant (SCRPG). Twenty-seven governmental and private entities came together as Capital Region Sustainable Communities (CRSC) to successfully compete for these grant funds. CARPC serves as the lead agency for the CRSC. Recognizing that regional challenges - healthy environment, mobility, economic opportunities for all, and quality of life - require collaborative and integrated approaches, (CRSC) fosters regional collaboration, conducts planning and pursues demonstration projects for sustainable communities. One of the major projects is CARPC’s Future Urban Development Area (FUDA) planning.
For more information see the Summary Information in the box to the right and at the Capital Region Sustainable Communities website.
Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant for the
Capital Region Sustainable Communities Initiative