N.C. Sustainable Communities Task Force 2011 Grants
During 2011 the Sustainable Communities Task Force made six award grants of between $10,000 - $40,000 to several communities at a local and regional level across the state. Links to the left provide access about the awarded projects.
The 2011 Grant Program
The N.C. General Assembly recognizes that the rapid growth of the urban and suburban areas of North Carolina and the economic challenges facing many of the state's urban cores, rural areas and smaller communities creates a significant need for the strategic use of resources to plan and accommodate healthy and equitable development without compromising natural systems and the needs of future generations of North Carolinians. They outlined the following six sustainable development principles (which mirror the federal livability principles) and stated that they be used to guide the disbursement of funding being made available as grants
The General Assembly created the Sustainable Communities Task Force in 2010 to lead the sustainable communities initiative and established a grant fund with a $250,000 non-recurring appropriation to be used to fund projects meeting the guidelines outlined above.
Applications were accepted from any regional body, city or county that is part of a regional sustainable development partnership that meets the following requirements: