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2016 AFFORDABLE GREEN NEIGHBORHOODS GRANT PROGRAM

Thank you for your interest in the 2016 Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) believes that buildings' relationships to each other, the broader built and natural environment, and the people they serve have a profound impact on sustainability, including social equity and human health. As such, USGBC and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation are pleased to announce the fourth round of this effort to provide supporting grants and educational resources to developers of affordable housing projects that are seeking certification under LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND). Applications will be evaluated on various environmental and social criteria, including creating a mixed-income community, redeveloping infill and previously developed sites, engaging stakeholders in the development process, and revitalizing both the project area and the surrounding community. Up to five LEED ND registered projects in the US will be selected by a review panel to receive an award package valued at up to $44,497.

The goal of the Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program is to build capacity amongst the developers of affordable housing to pursue LEED for Neighborhood Development certification for their projects. Projects that best meet the stated criteria and elevate the design and sustainability of an affordable green neighborhood will be selected.

Open Appliciation.