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HUD Sustainable Communities Capacity Building Grant

In 2011, CEPM was selected by the HUD and EPA as one of eight capacity building providers for Sustainable Community Grantees across the nation. As such, CEPM leads the Water Infrastructure Capacity Building Team

The Water Infrastructure Capacity Building Team:

  • provides assistance on incorporating water infrastructure planning and investments into local and regional planning efforts;
  • provides technical assistance to help communities integrate water infrastructure into their land use development/re-development and transportation plans;
  • provides technical assistance with water conservation and protection, wetland preservation, stormwater and wastewater management, environmental justice and water, sustainable water utility financing, coordination with water utilities, and utility asset management.

In addition to CEPM, the Water Infrastructure Capacity Building Team includes 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 New Mexico Environmental Finance Center. The team also includes three other University of Louisville centers: Center for Hazards Research, Center for Infrastructure Research, and Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility.

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 Modules

Green Infrastructure



Sustainable Water Infrastructure Workshop

West Memphas, 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

Louisville, Kentucky

August 16-17, 2012



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