ls-logo.pngHi all,

Please feel free to pass on information about this opportunity to your contacts!  Through a grant from the EPA Office of Sustainable Communities’ Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program, the Livability Solutions coalition will be offering free technical assistance workshops for up to 12 communities around the U.S.; applications are due by Friday, November 2nd. Livability Solutions is a coalition of professionals from 10 leading nonprofit organizations with deep experience in helping communities throughout the country with sustainable, healthy development.

Technical Assistance on Smart Growth and Sustainable Development
During one- to two-day workshops, Livability Solutions coalition members will work with selected communities to help them
use tools and workshop approaches – such as street audits, green infrastructure valuation guides, and transit-oriented development planning – that will help achieve their goals of enhancing livability, creating lasting economic and environmental improvements, and improving public and social health of their residents. A short report will be prepared for each community following the technical assistance. This assistance is designed to serve local and/or tribal governments, but any local, regional, state, tribal government, or community-based organization working in close conjunction with any such division of government may apply.

Learn more – Webinar next Wednesday, Oct. 10th
If you’re interested in learning more, or have questions about the program, click here to register for a webinar on October 10th that will provide an overview of the technical assistance available and the application process.

We’re looking forward to working with you and other members of the Livability Solutions coalition to help your community implement changes that will move them along the road towards smart growth and sustainability. To get started on your application, visit the Livability Solutions website today!

If you have questions about the program, or are interested in sponsoring additional technical assistance, please email


Kate Rube, Project Manager

PS - Please note that there are also two other organizations currently offering free technical assistance through EPA’s Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program:



Kate Rube
Transportation Program Manager
Project for Public Spaces
419 Lafayette Street, Seventh Floor
New York, NY 10003
212-620-5660 x326