Earlier this afternoon the Tri-State Transportation Campaign announced it will team up with the One Region Funders’ Group to create a “new community assistance grant program to encourage transit-oriented development.” The TSTC’s Executive Director Kate Slevin provided more details in this entry:
Today the Tri-State Transportation Campaign and the One Region Funders’ Group announced a new community assistance grant program to encourage transit-oriented development (TOD) by offering financial support to municipalities ready to address the linkages between affordable housing, energy efficiency, and development near transit stations.
Foundations participating in the One Region Funders’ Group and contributing toward this initiative include the Fairfield County Community Foundation, Long Island Community Foundation, New York Community Trust, Rauch Foundation, Surdna Foundation, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and Westchester Community Foundation. The Fund for New Jersey is supporting the New Jersey program.
Tri-State also announced an online TOD clearinghouse as a complement to the program and a resource for those interested in pursuing transit oriented development.
Up to ten small grants will be awarded to communities across downstate New York and Connecticut. Up to five grants will be awarded in New Jersey.
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Groups such as the Tri-State Transportation Campaign do not get enough credit for helping fight the good fight against the masses who don’t care to or understand why a solid mass transit system & areas surrounding it are a necessity not only in our region but throughout the country. I am anxious to see what comes from the grants that will be awarded. When news comes out about it, you can be sure that I will report it.
xoxo Transit Blogger