July 7 Webinar: Learn More About Joint HUD and NEA Grants

(7-1-10) Last week, the U.S. Departments of Transportation (DOT) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $175 million in available "sustainable communities" grants. Arts organizations are eligible to partner with state and local governments, as well as planning, philanthropic, and nonprofit organizations, to develop consortia grant proposals.

The grant programs build on the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, an inter-agency collaboration launched in 2009 by President Obama between the DOT, the HUD, and the Environmental Protection Agency to provide more sustainable housing and transportation choices for families. The intended outcome of the partnership is the creation of related jobs and industries.

On July 7, Rocco Landesman and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan will co-present a webinar on these funding opportunities. The webinar is open to all individuals working in the arts and creative sector. To participate, log on to HUD's website at 3 PM EDT next Wednesday.

For more information, access the NEA press release here.