New Community Connectors grant program and resources for supporters

New Community Connectors grant program and resources for supporters

A brand-new grant program from Smart Growth America will assist advance in your area driven tasks that will reconnect neighborhoods separated or hurt by transport facilities and tap readily available federal and state funds to support them.

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Getting rid of dissentious facilities is mostly uncharted area in the United States, however the requirement to repair the damage it has actually triggered is important. Transport facilities like dissentious highways and harmful arterial roadways frequently separates and damages the neighborhoods living around them. This is especially real for Black and Brown neighborhoods, who are most likely to live near big roadways and need to cope with the ecological, financial, and social damages they trigger.

The motion to eliminate dissentious facilities has actually typically needed neighborhoods to be leaders and the absence of a roadmap and the nature of the work frequently indicated that there were couple of others to quickly gain from. The Neighborhood Connectors grant program objectives to alter that by supplying funds to assist construct regional capability and advance these jobs, however likewise by linking regional leaders to professionals and other cities trying to achieve comparable things.

Applications are due prior to July 15, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

Who is qualified to request the program?

Neighborhood Connectors invites varied, multi-entity job groups from little to mid-sized U.S. cities (in between 50,000– 500,000 in population) to make an application for the program. Groups might include non-profit community-based companies and supporters, federal government companies (consisting of U.S. areas), and people. For-profit entities might belong to the broader task group however are not qualified to get any of the funds straight or indirectly paid out through the grant or technical support.

What assistance will picked groups get?

Chosen groups will get grants of approximately $130,000 for capability structure and to advance their jobs. In addition, the picked groups will likewise get tailored technical help and take part in a knowing exchange program over the next 18-24 months, that includes an in-person assembling in Atlanta, Georgia, in November 2023.

What type of tasks are qualified?

We motivate groups to send propositions for tasks or ideas to reconnect neighborhoods separated or hurt by transport facilities through an incorporated transport, land-use, real estate and financial advancement technique. Applications for propositions at all phases are welcome. Groups are not needed to have actually made an application for or formalized an application for U.S. Department of Transportation programs.

The Community Connectors program is led by Smart Growth America in collaboration with Equitable Cities, the New Urban Mobility Alliance, and America Walks and is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Perk: New tools for all “Community Connector” supporters

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In coordination with this brand-new grant chance, we have actually released a brand name brand-new suite of resources to support all Neighborhood Connectors in neighborhoods of any size. These are the supporters all throughout the nation who are working to reconnect their neighborhoods: combating highway growths, advancing jobs to get rid of old highways, making large, hazardous arterial roadways a little more secure for individuals to cross, or simply enhancing fundamental facilities individuals depend upon every day.

While the brand-new grant chance is restricted, Transportation for America’s Community Connectors website is for anybody, offering tools and details for supporters to translate the complex and complicated labyrinth of programs, acronyms, and choice points that identify what gets developed with federal and state transport dollars.

Anticipate to hear a lot more about this brand-new website of resources. Our group will be routinely upgrading it with brand-new explainers and stories over the coming months.

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