Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant: Call for Applications
The USGBC is again partnering with the Bank of America to advance LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) certification among affordable housing developers. LEED-ND is a neighborhood rating system that integrates the principles of green building, smart growth, and new urbanism with a focus on reducing urban sprawl, increasing transportation choices, and encouraging transit oriented development projects. The 2014 application is the second round and is again focused on building capacity within the community of affordable housing developers – non-profit and public sector developers — who are committed to building sustainable communities to help incorporate the principles of LEED. The grant includes a $25,000 cash award and educational resources to support developers pursuing USGBC’s LEED-ND project certification. The program is offering $850,000 in financial and educational resources to selected developers and anticipates making fourteen (14) awards.
In announcing the 2012 awards to the ten (10) recipients, the Bank of America noted that “Each of these neighborhood redevelopment projects are pursuing certification under USGBC’s LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system and are notable for their planned affordable housing, compact walkable design, commitment to green building, and well-located sites near transit or other existing amenities.”
It is anticipated that 14 LEED-ND projects will be funded by the 2014 grant round. The application period opened May 15, 2014; Applications are due July 11, 2014.
USGBC And Bank of American Announce Call for Applications for 2014 Affordable Green Neighborhood Grant Program, May 16, 2014
USGBC and Bank of America Announce Winners of 2012 Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program, November 10, 2012