We received a joint press release today from the National Endowment for the Arts and U.S. Housing and Urban Development inviting “the arts and creative sector to participate in a joint webinar on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. EDT to learn about two new, innovative community development funding opportunities.”
According to the release, “Last week, HUD and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released two Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs): $100 million in grants available through HUD’s Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program, and up to $75 million in grants available through a joint HUD and DOT Sustainable Communities Challenge Grant Program. Under both programs, arts organizations are eligible to partner with state and local governments, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), transit agencies, philanthropic and non-profit organizations and other eligible applicants to develop consortia grant proposals.”
Read the full release here.
Nancy Thompson says
At long last, we seem to be recognizing that regional arts organizations belong at the table when discussing revitalization, economic development activities, and community development strategy in general. An excellent policy!
It’s great to see the arts and government working together.