- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
want to help rural communities actually *use* the money allocated for greener rural pastures set aside by the Obama Administration. Specifically, the EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities in cooperation with USDA have introduced a report called the Supporting Sustainable Rural Communities report.
It’s the Obama Administration’s latest effort to better coordinate federal programs for rural communities.
How rural communities can use federal money: E-Z Supporting Sustainable Rural Communities is a report that contains case studies of over 12 rural communities and regions that are using federal resources to achieve their economic and land use visions, including:
· Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz.
· Lake Village, Ark.
· Waverly, Iowa
· Greensburg, Kan.
· Bowling Green, Ky.
· Hancock County, Maine
· North Central Montana
· Maupin, Ore.
· Howard, S.D.
· Pine Ridge Reservation, S.D.
· Rural Tennessee
· Ranson and Charles Town, W.Va.
The Partnership for Sustainable Communities is a joint effort of HUD, DOT, and EPA to coordinate federal actions on housing, transportation, and environmental protection. USDA is working with the partnership to help serve rural communities.
More information on Supporting Sustainable Rural Communities: http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/publications.htm#huddotepa
More information on the Partnership for Sustainable Communities and to read the report: http://www.sustainablecommunities.gov
More information on the American Jobs Act in North Carolina: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/THE_AMERICAN_JOBS_ACT_Impact_NC.pdf