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U.S EPA AWARDS SUSTAINABLE GRANT IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY
Release Date: 4/16/1999
Contact Information: Dave Schmidt, U.S. EPA, (415) 744-1578
NOTE TO CORRESPONDENTS
SAN FRANCISCO--To help communities struggling with rapid, sprawling growth in the Central Valley, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected the University of California, Davis, to receive $199,940 under the agency's Sustainable Development Challenge Grant Program. In coordination with nine other partners, the university will hold workshops in communities interested in the development of compact, mixed-use urban villages, and will work with communities to test growth scenarios and develop community-based urban village plans. An urban village guide book, tool kit, and software will also be developed. The Davis project is one of 41 proposals chosen from across the nation by EPA. The Sustainable Development Challenge Grant program provides seed money to encourage creative local approaches to serious environmental problems through sustainable development strategies. The grant program funds grass roots community partnerships among citizens, non-profit organizations, government, and business. Further information, including descriptions of the 41 new projects, is available at: www.epa.gov/ecocommunity.
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