HUD Sustainable Communities Capacity Building Grant
CEPM is supporting the national Sustainable Communities Learning Network as a capacity building provider to Sustainable Communities grantees across the nation. CEPM leads a team comprised of members of the Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN), specifically the New England Environmental Finance Center, the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland, and the Southwest Environmental Finance Center, as well as two other University of Louisville centers: Center for Hazards Research and Center for Infrastructure Research
Our team’s technical assistance focuses on:
- Building the capacity of nearly 400 Sustainable Communities and EPA grantees to meet their workplan objectives, including implementing effective strategies for infrastructure investment and local and regional planning.
- Fostering grantee peer-sharing to encourage coordination between projects as well as sharing of sustainability practices.
- Helping grantees integrate water infrastructure, green infrastructure, consent decrees, brownfields redevelopment, and resiliency into their local and regional planning efforts.
Grantees and professionals working on projects supported by the federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities are encouraged to visit the Sustainable Communities Learning Network website for resources, technical assistance, and training events.
Water Management Learning Modules
Practice Guides & Case Studies
West Memphis, Arkansas
May 8-9, 2013
The link above is to presentations and materials from this two-day event to build rural communities capacity to manage water infrastructure needs sustainably.
Incorporating Water Management into the Community Planning Process
August 16-17, 2012
- Auditing Planning Codes for Water Management, CEPM
- Green Infrastructure Impact Assessment (MSD; URS; CIR)
- Louisville MSD Green Infrastructure Incentives (MSD)
- Hazard Mitigation Planning (UL Center for Hazards Research)
- FEMA RiskMap, Floodplain Mapping, and Outreach (Stantec)
- Case Study: Sanitation District 1 of Northern KY and the City of Covington (Samantha Brown, Environmental Engineer, Water Resources Department, Sanitation District 1 of Northern KY )
- Three Strategies for Effectively Integrating Water in Sustainable Community Development (Craig Anthony (Tony) Arnold, JD)
- Video link (YouTube)
- Implementing Your Resiliency Strategy: A Policy & Systems Perspective (April 2014)
- Asset Management for Stormwater (November 2013)
- Intro to COAST: A Tool for Community-Led Climate Adaptation Planning (September 2013)
- Assessing the Economic Impact of Stormwater Investments (June 2013)
- Green Infrastructure on Brownfields
- Community Resiliency and Recovery Planning (February 2013)