Melissa Kramer, Ed Fendley, and Stephanie Bertaina from EPA's Office of Sustainable Communities will provide brief presentations on three planning assistance programs open for applications: Local Foods, Local Places; Cool & Connected; and Healthy Places for Healthy People. Part of the webinar will be dedicated to a question and answer session where potential applicants can ask questions about the programs and the application process.
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Join the webinar here: http://epawebconferencing.acms.com/ta-program-overviews/
More information on the technical assistance programs can be found below:
Local Foods, Local Places helps communities create walkable, healthy, economically vibrant neighborhoods through the development of local food systems. This initiative is supported by EPA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and the Delta Regional Authority.
Learn how to apply for the Local Foods, Local Places Program: https://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/local-foods-local-places-2016-2017-application
Cool & Connected helps small towns use broadband service to revitalize main streets and promote economic development. The initiative is supported by EPA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service, and the Appalachian Regional Commission.
Learn how to apply for the Cool & Connected Program: https://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/cool-connected-fall-2016-application
Healthy Places for Healthy People is a new program to help communities partner with community health centers (including Federally Qualified Health Centers), nonprofit hospitals, and other health care facilities to create walkable, healthy, economically vibrant places. The program is supported by EPA and the Appalachian Regional Commission. Under this program, communities will receive planning assistance to develop action plans focusing on health as an economic driver and catalyst for downtown and neighborhood revitalization. Healthy Places for Healthy People will focus on communities that are economically challenged, including those in rural Appalachia.
Learn how to apply for the Healthy Places for Healthy People Program: https://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/healthy-places-healthy-people