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Brownfields Grants

The EPA provides competitive grants to communities assessing, cleaning up, and rebuilding environmentally contaminated areas. Learn more about Brownfields grants >>   (Photo: EPA)

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Smart Growth Workshops

Smart Growth America offers a limited number of free technical assistance programs to communities who want to “make their communities more livable, sustainable, and vibrant.” Learn more about SGA’s free workshops >>    (Photo: Smart Growth America)

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Community and National Initiatives

Focused on 26 cities where the Knight brothers once published newspapers, the Knight Foundation offers funding and assistance to help cities become more equitable, inclusive and participatory. The Community and National Initiatives program funds projects that boost the civic assets of communities, aiming to: “Attract and nurture talent: by supporting and networking diverse leaders from all … Continued

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Smart Growth Technical Assistance

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers various technical assistance programs to communities interested in smart growth, which incorporates economic growth and environmental conservation efforts to strengthen cities. Learn more about technical assistance from EPA >> (Photo: EPA)

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Daniel Rose Fellowship

The mayors of four large cities are selected as Daniel Rose Fellows each year. Together with three additional city officials, each mayor participates in a yearlong technical assistance program to tackle a local land use challenge. By providing public officials with access to information, best practices, peer networks, and other resources, the Rose Center seeks … Continued

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