Transit Oriented Development

Feds to Award $13 Million for Transit Oriented Development Planning

A newly bolstered competitive grant program administered by the Federal Transit Administration has announced a new round of funding.

May 26, 2022 - Federal Transit Administration

Klyde Warren Park

Dallas Drafts Infrastructure Wish List

The city hopes to qualify for as much as $3 billion in federal infrastructure funding.

February 23, 2022 - Advocate Oak Cliff

Stormwater Infrastructure

Small Communities Could Lose Out on Infrastructure Funding

Awarding federal funding via competitive grants could block grant opportunities for communities that need them the most.

January 13, 2022 - Governing

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Metropolitan Area Planning Council Announces Resilience Grant Program

The Accelerating Climate Resiliency Mini Grant Program will award grants to six to 15 projects, policies, and actions to protect people from the impacts of climate change.

December 1, 2018 - Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Water Emergency Transportation Authority

Electrifying Maritime Transport – San Francisco Bay to Show the Way

While battery-power doesn't appear practical, electricity from fuel cells does. The nation's first fuel cell-powered ferry will be operating in San Francisco Bay next year thanks in part to a $3 million grant from the California Air Resources Board.

July 2, 2018 - East Bay Times

Oakland Slow in Keeping Its Promise to Help Small Businesses Deal With Transit Changes

Oakland created a fund of $4 million dollars to aid small businesses affected by the construction of a new BRT line on International Blvd. So far, none of that money has been spent, though some of the funding was supposed to be spent by 2017.

April 24, 2018 - KALW

Senior Pedestrians

AARP Announces 'Quick-Action' Community Challenge Grant

The program funds projects that improve mobility and livability "for all ages."

March 29, 2018 - Streetsblog California

Glenwood Green Acres, Philadelphia

Philly's Healthy Rowhouse Project Adds a New Low-Interest Loan Program

Philadelphia seeks $60 million bond issue to preserve existing affordable homes and improve residents' health. City seeks to offer city loan guarantee to embolden lenders to extend credit to homeowners with lower credit scores.

November 29, 2016 - The Citizen


Grants Awarded to Boost Agriculture Projects in Conservation Districts

Forty-two conservation districts in 25 state received grants totaling $2 million this week. The funding will create technical assistance opportunities for urban agriculture and conservation projects.

July 22, 2016 - National Association of Conservation Districts

110 South

New Promise Zones Include South Los Angeles

South L.A.'s inclusion in the Promise Zones program marks a shift in the way the federal government measures poverty.

June 10, 2016 - LA Streetsblog

The Mission Mural Gentrification

Helping Beloved Non-Landmarks Weather Gentrification in San Francisco

San Francisco is starting a program to recognize and protect long-standing local businesses based on their community value, not architectural significance.

May 3, 2016 - New York Daily News

U.S. DOT Announces $266 Million in Funding for Bus Transit

The U.S Department of Transportation has announced a competitive grant funding opportunity designed specifically for bus transit.

April 6, 2016 - Mass Transit

21 Winners Selected for Federal TOD Planning Grants

$19.5 million was awarded to 21 planning projects that will leverage transit investment for land use benefit.

September 17, 2015 - U.S. Department Of Transportation

California Strategic Growth Council Revising Guidelines for Cap-and-Trade Grants

California recently awarded more than $1.2 million in cap-and-trade revenue to projects that not only reduce GHG emissions, but also promote affordable housing or transit options.

August 27, 2015 - The Planning Report

Grant Funding Rewards Innovation in Community Engagement

The Citi Foundation and Living Cities announced $3 million in grant funding to help cities adopt innovative practices in community engagement. Albuquerque, Atlanta, Baltimore, New Orleans, and Seattle will have 18 months to empower citizens.

May 22, 2015 - Next City

Bikeshare in Eugene Looking Like a Winner for 'ConnectOregon' Grants

Bike Portland reports that a state committee recommended a Eugene bikeshare system as a top priority for a new round of "ConnectOregon" grants.

January 14, 2015 - Bike Portland

An image of Transit Oriented Development in Saltillo Lofts, Austin, Texas

Now Available: Federal Grant Funding for Transit Oriented Development

The FTA has announced new funding (albeit, a small amount) through the "Transit-Oriented Development Planning Pilot Program."

September 11, 2014 - Transportation for America

54 Arts Projects Awarded Creative Placemaking Grants

ArtPlace America has announced the 54 recipients (out of over 1200 applicants) for its most recent round of creative placemaking grants. The $15.2 million in grants will support projects in 44 communities and a statewide project in Connecticut.

May 20, 2013 - NRDC Switchboard Blog

Using Brownfields to Heal Contaminated Communities

Ronda Kaysen reports on the growing trend in transforming brownfield sites in disadvantaged communities into health centers, "in essence taking a potential source of health problems for a community and turning it into a place for health care."

December 13, 2012 - The New York Times

HUD Awards Spur Sustainability Planning

HUD has awarded $98 million to 45 regions throughout the country in an effort to spur more sustainability planning efforts.

October 18, 2010 - Next American City

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