USGBC and the Bank of America Foundation are pleased to announce the third round of this effort to provide supporting grants and educational resources to developers of affordable housing projects that are seeking certification under LEED 2009 for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND).
The goal of the Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program is to build capacity amongst the developers of affordable housing to pursue LEED for Neighborhood Development certification for their projects. Projects that best meet the stated criteria and elevate the design and sustainability of an affordable green neighborhood will be selected.
Applications will be evaluated on various environmental and social criteria, including creating a mixed-income community, redeveloping infill and previously developed sites, engaging stakeholders in the development process, and revitalizing both the project area and the surrounding community. Eleven LEED ND registered projects in the US and up to three in Canada will be selected by a review panel to receive an award package valued at up to $32,000.