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 clearing house of additional outside resources.

Integrating Water into Local and Regional Sustainability Planning

On behalf of the Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN), this document features case stories of nine "Sustainable Communities" grant recipient communities that are successfully integrating water into their local and regional sustainability planning efforts. The projects demonstrate ways that water-related challenges and opportunities can be a key part of planning for a regions long-term economic competitiveness, quality of place, and liveability.


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


US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Related Documents

Growing Your Green Infrastructure Program Workshop (December 6, 2012)

Green Infrastructure Financing Presentation


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