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HUD Announces $10 Million Strong Cities, Strong Communities National Resource Network

December 05, 2012

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) intends to launch a $10 Million Strong Cities, Strong Communities National Resource Network (SC2 Network) — a pilot program to align federal resources and coordinate technical assistance programs to help distressed U.S. communities make more effective local investments. The focus of the SC2 Network will be to strengthen the foundation for economic growth and resiliency in these communities including local technical capacity, comprehensive planning and regional collaboration.

Nonprofit organizations, foundations, anchor institutions, for-profit companies, institutions of higher education or a consortium of these entities are eligible to apply for the cooperative agreement to establish and administer the SC2 Network's centralized portal to connect distressed communities with national and local experts with wide-ranging expertise and skills. Applications must be submitted by January 28, 2013. Read the funding announcement...

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