Supporting HUD Communities

Project Summary

The University of Maryland EFC is working with several other centers in the EFC Network to deliver capacity building technical assistance to recipients of HUD-EPA-DOT Sustainable Community Partnership Grants.  The assistance focuses on water and green infrastructure needs and has taken the form of large-scale workshops, community-specific “office hours” sessions, and development of a clearinghouse of additional outside resources.

As requested by the Memphis and Shelby County Sustainability Office, the EFCN provided guidance on financing and implementing the green infrastructure or low-impact development elements of the region’s Greenprint Vision, so that the region can enhance water quality while simultaneously extending its network of trails for recreation, active transportation, public health, and other community benefits. 


EFC Network partners at the University of Louisville, University of Southern Maine, and University of New Mexico 


US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Resources and Related Documents

Green Infrastructure in the Mid-South: Recommendations for Implementing and Financing Green Infrastructure Elements of the Mid-South Regional Greenprint Vision Plan, June 2014 - Report

Effective Financing Solutions: Paying for Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Projects, May 13, 2014 - Webinar

Integrating Water into Local and Regional Sustainability Planning, April 2014 - Case Stories from Sustainable Communities Grantees

Growing Your Green Infrastructure Program, December 6, 2012 - Workshop Materials

Green Infrastructure Financing, December 2012 - Presentation

Green Infrastructure Resource Directory, June 2012 - Resource Directory

For more information, please contact Jen Cotting at, 301-405-5495.