Announcement of Funding Awards for the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2011, 9956-9958 [2012-3952]

Download as PDF 9956 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 21, 2012 / Notices supports the development of affordable housing through the development and adoption of inclusionary zoning ordinances and other activities to support plan implementation. The FY 2011 awards announced in this Notice were selected for funding in a competition posted on Grants.gov and HUD’s Web site on July 27, 2011. Applications were scored and selected for funding based on the selection criteria in that NOFA. The amount appropriated in FY 2011 to fund the Challenge Grant Program was $30 million of which $1 million had been reserved for capacity support grants distributed separately. This notice announces the allocation of $28 million for Community Challenge Planning Grants, of which not less than $3 million is awarded to jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. In accordance with Section 102 (a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (103 Stat.1987, 42 U.S.C. 3545), the Department is publishing the names, addresses, and amounts of the 27 awards made under the competition in Appendix A to this document. Dated: December 22, 2011. Shelley Poticha, Director, Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities. Appendix A COMMUNITY CHALLENGE PLANNING GRANT PROGRAM GRANT AWARDS FROM FY 2011 NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY City of Boston, 26 Court Street, Boston, MA: Massachusetts 02108–2501 ....................................................................................... City of Beaverton, 4755 SW Griffith Drive, PO Box 4755, Beaverton, OR: Oregon 97076–4755 ..................................................... The Hopi Tribe, P.O. Box 123, Kykotsmovi, AZ: Arizona 86039–123 ................................................................................................ Thurston Regional Planning Council, 2424 Heritage Ct. SW., Suite A, Olympia, WA: Washington 98502–6013 ............................ City of Seattle, P.O. Box 94725, Seattle, WA: Washington 98124–4725 .......................................................................................... City of Phoenix, AZ, 200 W. Washington Street, 3rd Floor, Phoenix, AZ: Arizona 85003–1611 ...................................................... New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, 32 Constitution Drive, Bedford, NH: New Hampshire 03110–6000 ............................ Pueblo de Cochiti Housing Authority, P.O. Box 98, Cochiti, NM: New Mexico 87072–0000 ............................................................ Town of Mansfield, Audrey P. Beck Municipal Building, 4 South Eagleville Road, Mansfield, CT: Connecticut 06268–2599 ......... City of Stamford, 888 Washington Boulevard, Stamford, CT: Connecticut 06904–2152 ................................................................... Montachusett Regional Planning Commission, 1427 Water Street Rear Building, Fitchburg, MA: Massachusetts 01420–7266 ..... City of Worcester, 455 Main St., Worchester, MA: Massachusetts 01608–1821 ............................................................................... Mid-America Regional Council, 600 Broadway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO: Missouri 64105–1659 ............................................... City of Austin, 1000 E. 11th St., Austin, TX: Texas 78702–1943 ....................................................................................................... City of Freeport, Illinois, 230 West Stephenson Street, Freeport, IL: Illinois 61032–4359 ................................................................ The Village of Oak Park, 123 Madison Street, Oak Park, IL: Illinois 60302–4272 ............................................................................ City of Grand Rapids, 1120 Monroe Avenue NW., Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI: Michigan 49503–1038 ........................................ County of Washtenaw, 220 N. Main Street, P.O. Box 8645, Ann Arbor, MI: Michigan 48107–8645 ................................................ City of Warren, 391 Mahoning Avenue, Warren, OH: Ohio 44483–1000 .......................................................................................... Housing Authority of the County of Sacramento, 801 12th Street, Sacramento, CA: California 95814–2404 .................................. City of West Sacramento, 1110 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento, CA: California 95691–2717 .......................................... Parish of St. Charles, 15045 River Road, P.O. Box 302, Hahnville, LA: Louisiana 70057–0302 ..................................................... City of High Point, 211 South Hamilton Street, High Point, NC: North Carolina 27260–5232 .......................................................... City of Binghamton, 38 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY: New York 13901–3767 ............................................................................ City of Garland, TX, P.O. Box 469002, 800 Main Street, Garland, TX: Texas 75046–9002 ............................................................. City of Opa-locka, 780 Fisherman Street, 4th Floor, Opa-locka, FL: Florida 33054–3806 ................................................................ Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, 301 North Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL: Florida 33401–4700 ...... $1,865,160 1,000,000 150,000 763,962 2,999,257 2,935,634 1,000,000 292,023 610,596 1,105,288 129,500 930,000 403,432 3,000,000 295,419 2,916,272 459,224 3,000,000 356,964 150,000 400,000 442,422 239,141 486,058 106,500 624,479 1,980,504 Total .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 28,641,835 Fiscal Year 2011 (FY 2011) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program (Regional Grants). This announcement contains the consolidated names and addresses of this year’s award recipients. [FR Doc. 2012–3947 Filed 2–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5500–FA–30] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Announcement of Funding Awards for the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2011 Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, HUD. ACTION: Announcement of funding awards. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: In accordance with Section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this announcement notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department in a competition for funding under the SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:29 Feb 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 Dwayne S. Marsh, Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410–4500, telephone (202) 402–6316. Hearing or speechimpaired individuals may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Service at (800) 877–8339. The Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program (Program) supports metropolitan and multijurisdictional planning efforts that integrate housing, land use, economic SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and workforce development, transportation, and infrastructure investments in a manner that empowers jurisdictions to consider the interdependent challenges of: (1) Economic competitiveness and revitalization; (2) social equity, inclusion, and access to opportunity; (3) energy use and climate change; and (4) public health and environmental impact. The Program places a priority on investing in partnerships, including nontraditional partnerships (e.g., arts and culture, recreation, public health, food systems, regional planning agencies and public education entities) that translate the Livability Principles (Section I.C.1) into strategies that direct long-term development and reinvestment, demonstrate a commitment to addressing issues of regional significance, use data to set and monitor progress toward performance goals, and engage stakeholders and E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 21, 2012 / Notices residents in meaningful decisionmaking roles. Funding from this Program will support the development and implementation of Regional Plans for Sustainable Development (RPSD) that: a. Identify affordable housing, transportation, water infrastructure, economic development, land use planning, environmental conservation, energy system, open space, and other infrastructure priorities for the region; b. Clearly define a single, integrated plan for regional development that addresses potential population growth or decline over a minimum 20-year time frame, sets appropriate 3- to 5-year benchmark performance targets, and delineates strategies to meet established performance goals; c. Establish performance goals and measures that are, at a minimum, consistent with the Sustainability Partnership‘s Livability Principles; d. Use geo-coded data sets and other metrics in developing, implementing, monitoring, and assessing the performance goals of various reinvestment scenarios; e. Provide detailed plans, maps, policies, and implementation strategies to be adopted by all participating jurisdictions over time to meet planning goals; f. Prioritize projects that facilitate the implementation of the regional plan and identify responsible implementing entities (public, nonprofit, or private) and funding sources; g. Show how the proposed plan will establish consistency with HUD, Department of Transportation (DOT), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs and policies, such as Consolidated Plans, Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, Long Range Transportation Plans, Indian Housing Plans, and Asset Management Plans, including strategies to modify existing plans, where appropriate; and h. Engage residents and other stakeholders substantively and meaningfully in the development of the shared vision and its implementation early and throughout the process, including communities traditionally marginalized from such processes, while accommodating limited English speakers, persons with disabilities, and the elderly. 9957 The FY 2011 awards announced in this Notice were selected for funding in a competition posted on Grants.gov and HUD’s Web site on July 25, 2011. Applications were scored and selected for funding based on the selection criteria in that NOFA. The amount appropriated in FY 2011 to fund the Regional Grant Program was $70 million of which $2 million has been reserved for capacity support grants distributed separately. This notice announces the allocation of $67 million for Sustainable Community Regional Planning Grants, of which not less than $17.5 million is awarded to regions with populations of less than 500,000. In accordance with Section 102 (a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (103 Stat. 1987, 42 U.S.C. 3545), the Department is publishing the names, addresses, and amounts of the 29 awards made under the competition in Appendix A to this document. Dated:_December 22, 2011. Shelley Poticha, Director, Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities. Appendix A SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES REGIONAL PLANNING GRANT PROGRAM mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Grant Awards from FY 2011 Notice of Funding Availability Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 3 Rutgers Plaza ASB III, 2nd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ: New Jersey 08901–8559 Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, 181 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY: New York 14203–0032 ................................................ State of Rhode Island, 1 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI: Rhode Island 02908–5872 ............................................................................ Metropolitan Transportation Commission, 101 Eighth Street, Oakland, CA: California 94607–4707 ................................................ Denver Regional Council of Governments, 1290 Broadway, Suite 700, Denver, CO: Colorado 80203–5606 ................................. Opportunity Link, Inc., 2229 5th Avenue, P.O. Box 80, Havre, MT: Montana 59501–0080 .............................................................. Centralina Council of Governments, 525 North Tryon Street, 12th Floor, Charlotte, NC: North Carolina 28202–0202 ................... Nashua Regional Planning Commission, 9 Executive Park Drive, Suite 201, Merrimack, NH: New Hampshire 03054–4045 ......... City of Henderson on behalf of the SNRPC, 240 Water St., P.O. Box 95050, Henderson, NV: Nevada 89009–5050 .................... Northwest Regional Planning Commission, 155 Lake Street, St. Albans, VT: Vermont 05478–2219 ............................................... East Arkansas Planning and Development District, P.O. Box 1403, 2905 King Street, Jonesboro, AR: Arkansas 72403–1403 ..... East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 309 Cranes Roost Blvd., Suite 2000, Altamonte Springs, FL: Florida 32701– 3422 ................................................................................................................................................................................................. Fremont County Idaho, 125 North Bridge Street, St. Anthony, ID: Idaho 834455004 ....................................................................... Rural Economic Area Partnership Investment Fund, Inc., P.O. Box 2024, Minot, ND: North Dakota 58702–2024 .......................... ˜ Dona Ana County, 845 N. Motel Blvd., Las Cruces, NM: New Mexico 80007–845 .......................................................................... Adirondack Gateway Council Inc., 42 Ridge Street, Glens Falls, NY: New York 12801–3610 ......................................................... Cape Fear Council of Governments, 1480 Harbour Drive, Wilmington, NC: North Carolina 28401–7776 ....................................... Baltimore Metropolitan Council, 1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300, Baltimore, MD: Maryland 212304767 ........................................ Shelby County Government, 160 North Main, Suite 850, Memphis, TN: Tennessee 38103–1812 ................................................... Heart of Texas Council of Governments, 1514 South New Road, Waco, TX: Texas 76711–1316 .................................................. Regional Economic Area Partnership, 1845 Fairmount St., Wichita, KS: Kansas 67260–0155 ........................................................ Flint Hills Regional Council, Inc., 500 Huebner Road, Fort Riley, KS: Kansas 66442–7409 ............................................................ Northwest Michigan Council of Governments, P.O. Box 506, Traverse City, MI: Michigan 49685–0506 ......................................... Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, 913 W. Holmes Rd. Ste., 201, Lansing, MI: Michigan 48910–0411 ............................ Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA), 2222 Cuming, Omaha, NE: Nebraska 68102–4328 .............. County of Erie, Erie County Courthouse, Room 111, 140 West Sixth Street, Erie, PA: Pennsylvania 16501–1092 ........................ Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, 2158 Ave. C, Bethlehem, PA: Pennsylvania 18017–2148 .............................. Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission, 128 King Farm Rd., Woodstock, VT: Vermont 05091–1052 .............................. Metroplan, 501 W. Markham, Ste. B, Little Rock, AR: Arkansas 72201–1409 .................................................................................. $5,000,000 2,000,000 1,934,961 4,991,336 4,500,000 1,500,000 4,907,544 3,369,648 3,488,000 480,000 2,600,000 Total .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 67,160,165 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:29 Feb 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1 2,400,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 2,000,000 750,000 1,130,000 3,503,677 2,619,999 660,000 1,500,000 1,980,000 660,000 3,000,000 2,045,000 1,800,000 3,400,000 540,000 1,400,000 9958 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 21, 2012 / Notices [FR Doc. 2012–3952 Filed 2–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–ES–2011–N195; FXES11150400000F4–123–FF04E00000] Spring Pygmy Sunfish Candidate Conservation Agreement With Assurances; Receipt of Application for Enhancement of Survival Permit; Beaverdam Springs, Limestone County, AL Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have received an application from Mr. Banks Sewell of Belle Mina Farm Ltd. (applicant) for an enhancement of survival permit (permit) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). The permit application includes a proposed candidate conservation agreement with assurances (CCAA), between the applicant, the Land Trust of Huntsville and North Alabama, and the Service for the spring pygmy sunfish. The CCAA would be implemented at the Beaverdam—Moss Creek/Spring Complex within Limestone County, Alabama. We have made a preliminary determination that the proposed CCAA and permit application are eligible for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). The basis for this preliminary determination is contained in a draft environmental action statement (EAS). We are accepting comments on the permit application, the proposed CCAA, and the draft EAS. DATES: We must receive comments no later than March 22, 2012. ADDRESSES: Persons wishing to review the application, the draft CCAA, and the draft EAS may obtain copies by request from Daniel Drennen, Mississippi Field Office, by phone at 601–321–1127, or via mail or email (see below). The application and related documents will also be available for public inspection, by appointment only, during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at the Jackson, Mississippi, Field Office (address listed below) or on our Web site at http://www.fws.gov/ mississippiES/endsp.html. Comments concerning the application, the draft CCAA, and the draft EAS should be submitted in mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:29 Feb 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 writing, by one of the following methods: Email: daniel_drennen@fws.gov. Fax: 601–965–4340. U.S. mail: Daniel Drennen, Mississippi Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 6578 Dogwood View Parkway, Jackson, MS 39213. Please refer to Permit number TE– 40219A–0 when submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Drennen, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, Mississippi Field Office, 601– 321–1127. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We furnish this notice to provide the public, other State and Federal agencies, and interested Tribes an opportunity to review and comment on the permit application, including the draft CCAA and draft EAS. We specifically request information, views, and opinions from the public on the proposed Federal action of issuing a permit. Further, we solicit information regarding the adequacy of the permit application, including the proposed CCAA, as measured against our permit issuance criteria found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.22(d) and 17.32(d). Background Under a Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances, participating landowners voluntarily undertake management activities on their property to enhance, restore, or maintain habitat benefiting species that are proposed for listing under the Act, candidates for listing, or that may become candidates or proposed for listing. Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances (CCAAs), and the associated permits we issue under section 10(a)(l)(A) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531. et seq.), encourage private and other non-Federal property owners to implement conservation efforts for species by assuring property owners that they will not be subjected to increased land use restrictions if that species becomes listed under the Act in the future provided certain conditions are met. Application requirements and issuance criteria for permits through CCAAs are found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.22(d) and 17.32(d). See also our policy on CCAAs (64 FR 32 726; June 17, 1999). The conservation of the spring pygmy sunfish (Elassoma alabamae) is of concern to the Service, other biologists, and the landowners whose properties PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 contain the species. The spring pygmy sunfish is a spring-associated fish, endemic to the Tennessee River drainage of Lauderdale and Limestone Counties in northern Alabama. The species historically occurred in three distinct spring complexes (Cave Springs, Lauderdale County; Beaverdam Springs and Pryor Springs, Limestone County). The single remaining population of this species occupies about 5 river miles (mi) (8.05 river kilometers (km)) within four spring pools (Moss, Beaverdam, Thorsen, and Horton Springs) associated with the upper Beaverdam Springs complex in Limestone County, Alabama. The preferred habitat for the spring pygmy sunfish is clear and colorless to slightly stained spring water, spring runs, and associated spring-fed wetlands (Warren 2004). The species is highly localized within these spring pools and is found in association with patches of dense, filamentous submergent vegetation. Spring pygmy sunfish abundance is correlated with specific water quantity and quality parameters (i.e., water flow velocity, turbidity, and water temperatures) and certain associated species such as amphipods, isopods, spring salamanders, crayfish, and snails (Sandel, pers. comm., 2007). On April 1, 2011, the Service published a 90-day finding on a petition to list the spring pygmy sunfish as endangered under the Act (76 FR 18138). The Service found that the petition presented substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that listing this species may be warranted, and announced the initiation of a formal status review. For further information on previous Federal actions regarding the species, please refer to the 90-day finding. As a result of our ‘‘substantial’’ 90-day finding, we are currently collecting and analyzing data to assess the species’ status. At the end of the yearlong period, the Service will publish a finding, known commonly as a ‘‘12-month finding,’’ on whether or not listing is warranted. In accordance with court-approved settlement entered into last year with Wild Earth Guardians and the Center for Biological Diversity, if we determine that listing is warranted, our 12-month finding will include a proposed rule to list the spring pygmy sunfish under the Act. The area to be covered under the proposed CCAA is approximately 3,200 acres within the Beaverdam Springs complex, owned by the applicant and located in Limestone County, Alabama. The proposed CCAA represents a significant milestone in the cooperative conservation efforts for this species and E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5500-FA-30]


Announcement of Funding Awards for the Sustainable Communities 
Regional Planning Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2011

AGENCY: Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, HUD.

ACTION: Announcement of funding awards.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with Section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this announcement 
notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department in a 
competition for funding under the Fiscal Year 2011 (FY 2011) Notice of 
Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Sustainable Communities Regional 
Planning Grant Program (Regional Grants). This announcement contains 
the consolidated names and addresses of this year's award recipients.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dwayne S. Marsh, Office of Sustainable 
Housing and Communities, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410-4500, 
telephone (202) 402-6316. Hearing or speech-impaired individuals may 
access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information 
Service at (800) 877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Sustainable Communities Regional 
Planning Grant Program (Program) supports metropolitan and 
multijurisdictional planning efforts that integrate housing, land use, 
economic and workforce development, transportation, and infrastructure 
investments in a manner that empowers jurisdictions to consider the 
interdependent challenges of: (1) Economic competitiveness and 
revitalization; (2) social equity, inclusion, and access to 
opportunity; (3) energy use and climate change; and (4) public health 
and environmental impact. The Program places a priority on investing in 
partnerships, including nontraditional partnerships (e.g., arts and 
culture, recreation, public health, food systems, regional planning 
agencies and public education entities) that translate the Livability 
Principles (Section I.C.1) into strategies that direct long-term 
development and reinvestment, demonstrate a commitment to addressing 
issues of regional significance, use data to set and monitor progress 
toward performance goals, and engage stakeholders and

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residents in meaningful decision-making roles.
    Funding from this Program will support the development and 
implementation of Regional Plans for Sustainable Development (RPSD) 
that:
    a. Identify affordable housing, transportation, water 
infrastructure, economic development, land use planning, environmental 
conservation, energy system, open space, and other infrastructure 
priorities for the region;
    b. Clearly define a single, integrated plan for regional 
development that addresses potential population growth or decline over 
a minimum 20-year time frame, sets appropriate 3- to 5-year benchmark 
performance targets, and delineates strategies to meet established 
performance goals;
    c. Establish performance goals and measures that are, at a minimum, 
consistent with the Sustainability Partnership`s Livability Principles;
    d. Use geo-coded data sets and other metrics in developing, 
implementing, monitoring, and assessing the performance goals of 
various reinvestment scenarios;
    e. Provide detailed plans, maps, policies, and implementation 
strategies to be adopted by all participating jurisdictions over time 
to meet planning goals;
    f. Prioritize projects that facilitate the implementation of the 
regional plan and identify responsible implementing entities (public, 
nonprofit, or private) and funding sources;
    g. Show how the proposed plan will establish consistency with HUD, 
Department of Transportation (DOT), and Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) programs and policies, such as Consolidated Plans, Analysis of 
Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, Long Range Transportation Plans, 
Indian Housing Plans, and Asset Management Plans, including strategies 
to modify existing plans, where appropriate; and
    h. Engage residents and other stakeholders substantively and 
meaningfully in the development of the shared vision and its 
implementation early and throughout the process, including communities 
traditionally marginalized from such processes, while accommodating 
limited English speakers, persons with disabilities, and the elderly.
    The FY 2011 awards announced in this Notice were selected for 
funding in a competition posted on Grants.gov and HUD's Web site on 
July 25, 2011. Applications were scored and selected for funding based 
on the selection criteria in that NOFA. The amount appropriated in FY 
2011 to fund the Regional Grant Program was $70 million of which $2 
million has been reserved for capacity support grants distributed 
separately. This notice announces the allocation of $67 million for 
Sustainable Community Regional Planning Grants, of which not less than 
$17.5 million is awarded to regions with populations of less than 
500,000.
    In accordance with Section 102 (a)(4)(C) of the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (103 Stat. 1987, 42 
U.S.C. 3545), the Department is publishing the names, addresses, and 
amounts of the 29 awards made under the competition in Appendix A to 
this document.

    Dated:--December 22, 2011.
Shelley Poticha,
Director, Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities.

Appendix A

         Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program
        Grant Awards from FY 2011 Notice of Funding Availability
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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 3 Rutgers        $5,000,000
 Plaza ASB III, 2nd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ: New Jersey
 08901-8559.............................................
Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, 181 Ellicott        2,000,000
 Street, Buffalo, NY: New York 14203-0032...............
State of Rhode Island, 1 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI:         1,934,961
 Rhode Island 02908-5872................................
Metropolitan Transportation Commission, 101 Eighth             4,991,336
 Street, Oakland, CA: California 94607-4707.............
Denver Regional Council of Governments, 1290 Broadway,         4,500,000
 Suite 700, Denver, CO: Colorado 80203-5606.............
Opportunity Link, Inc., 2229 5th Avenue, P.O. Box 80,          1,500,000
 Havre, MT: Montana 59501-0080..........................
Centralina Council of Governments, 525 North Tryon             4,907,544
 Street, 12th Floor, Charlotte, NC: North Carolina 28202-
 0202...................................................
Nashua Regional Planning Commission, 9 Executive Park          3,369,648
 Drive, Suite 201, Merrimack, NH: New Hampshire 03054-
 4045...................................................
City of Henderson on behalf of the SNRPC, 240 Water St.,       3,488,000
 P.O. Box 95050, Henderson, NV: Nevada 89009-5050.......
Northwest Regional Planning Commission, 155 Lake Street,         480,000
 St. Albans, VT: Vermont 05478-2219.....................
East Arkansas Planning and Development District, P.O.          2,600,000
 Box 1403, 2905 King Street, Jonesboro, AR: Arkansas
 72403-1403.............................................
East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 309            2,400,000
 Cranes Roost Blvd., Suite 2000, Altamonte Springs, FL:
 Florida 32701-3422.....................................
Fremont County Idaho, 125 North Bridge Street, St.             1,500,000
 Anthony, ID: Idaho 834455004...........................
Rural Economic Area Partnership Investment Fund, Inc.,         1,500,000
 P.O. Box 2024, Minot, ND: North Dakota 58702-2024......
Do[ntilde]a Ana County, 845 N. Motel Blvd., Las Cruces,        2,000,000
 NM: New Mexico 80007-845...............................
Adirondack Gateway Council Inc., 42 Ridge Street, Glens          750,000
 Falls, NY: New York 12801-3610.........................
Cape Fear Council of Governments, 1480 Harbour Drive,          1,130,000
 Wilmington, NC: North Carolina 28401-7776..............
Baltimore Metropolitan Council, 1500 Whetstone Way,            3,503,677
 Suite 300, Baltimore, MD: Maryland 212304767...........
Shelby County Government, 160 North Main, Suite 850,           2,619,999
 Memphis, TN: Tennessee 38103-1812......................
Heart of Texas Council of Governments, 1514 South New            660,000
 Road, Waco, TX: Texas 76711-1316.......................
Regional Economic Area Partnership, 1845 Fairmount St.,        1,500,000
 Wichita, KS: Kansas 67260-0155.........................
Flint Hills Regional Council, Inc., 500 Huebner Road,          1,980,000
 Fort Riley, KS: Kansas 66442-7409......................
Northwest Michigan Council of Governments, P.O. Box 506,         660,000
 Traverse City, MI: Michigan 49685-0506.................
Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, 913 W. Holmes         3,000,000
 Rd. Ste., 201, Lansing, MI: Michigan 48910-0411........
Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency         2,045,000
 (MAPA), 2222 Cuming, Omaha, NE: Nebraska 68102-4328....
County of Erie, Erie County Courthouse, Room 111, 140          1,800,000
 West Sixth Street, Erie, PA: Pennsylvania 16501-1092...
Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, 2158           3,400,000
 Ave. C, Bethlehem, PA: Pennsylvania 18017-2148.........
Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission, 128 King            540,000
 Farm Rd., Woodstock, VT: Vermont 05091-1052............
Metroplan, 501 W. Markham, Ste. B, Little Rock, AR:            1,400,000
 Arkansas 72201-1409....................................
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    Total...............................................      67,160,165
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