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HUD Resources Available for Cities

October 30, 2014
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) offers a variety of funding and resources that may be of interest to cities.
 
  • HUD has launched a new series of webinars on its National Disaster Resilience Competition and general resilience topics of interest to both eligible applicants and other parties. 
  • In support of HUD’s National Disaster Resilience Competition, the Rockefeller Foundation launched a nationwide capacity building initiative, including a new web presence.   
  • The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced its Our Town Competition to support creative, economically-competitive, healthy, resilient, and opportunity-rich communities.  Applications are due Dec. 15. Please also note a new NEA website on creative placemaking. 
  • The Knight Foundation has announced a new Cities Challenge, which aims to give out $5 million over the next three years to fund projects that help cities be more successful.  Ideas approved for funding will be implemented in one of the 26 cities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers and where the foundation tends to invest. The application process will run through Nov. 14.  
  • HUD’s Region 5, in early October, joined with fellow federal agencies, 12 grantees and the National Association of Development Organizations in a day of training, peer-learning and discussion on issues related to economic vitality and disaster resilience.  Conference materials are available online for reference. 
  • The National Prevention Council’s Annual Status Report highlights some of HUD’s work to promote smoke-free housing and related work from the Sustainable Communities planning grants.


 
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