The 2012 USGBC Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program, made possible by a $500,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, awards $25,000 cash and educational resources to developers of affordable housing who are committed to building sustainable communities through the LEED for Neighborhood Development program.
LEED for Neighborhood Development integrates the principles of smart growth, new urbanism and green building, while benefitting communities by reducing urban sprawl, increasing transportation choices and decreasing automobile dependence, encouraging healthy living, and protecting threatened species.
"Everyone deserves access to housing that is healthy, affordable, and accessible to jobs and amenities," said Scot Horst, Senior Vice President, Strategic Innovation & LEED, USGBC.
"Bank of America's commitment to the Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program makes them an important partner in helping neighborhoods across the country blossom into affordable, vibrant and walkable communities."
The deadline for applications is August 10, 2012.
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