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HUD Launches $1 Billion National Disaster Resilience Competition
Thursday, September 18, 2014-- In partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched a $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition. Today, HUD Secretary Julian Castro was joined by Dr. Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, in announcing that eligible states and localities can now begin applying for funds. Representatives from eligible communities will have the opportunity to attend Rockefeller-supported Resilience Academies across the country to strengthen their funding proposals. -- (full text)
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Army Corps Accepting Water Resources Project Proposals
Tuesday, September 16, 2014-- Under the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), which became law in June, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) is accepting proposals from local governments for feasibility studies and modifications to authorized water resources development projects. The request is open until December 3, 2014. WRRDA authorized flood protection, navigation and ecosystem restoration projects to help upgrade the nations aging infrastructure. A key WRRDA provision allows local project sponsors to submit proposals to Army Corps, which in turn will submit a list to Congress for authorization. -- (full text)

EPA Funding for Air Pollution Monitoring
Monday, September 08, 2014-- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research on empowering communities and individuals to take action to avoid air pollution exposure, using low-cost portable air pollution sensors. This RFA supports the research, deployment and/or demonstration of air pollution sensors to engage and inform communities of their exposure to air pollution, providing them with scientific and technical tools traditionally not available to them. Deadline: October 7, 2014 -- (full text)