New Technical Assistance and Grants to Encourage Community Centered Schools
Contributed By: The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Department of Public Policy
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The National Trust Center for State and Local Policy is offering a new grant and technical assistance to encourage community-centered schools. Concerned about the abandonment of older neighborhood schools and the siting of new schools outside of communities, the National Trust is offering an opportunity for organizations and coalitions in up to five states to analyze their state’s current policies and develop an educational outreach program with policy recommendations to help citizens and officials make informed choices when spending their limited dollars on school facilities.
Selected organizations will receive a year of technical assistance and a $6,000 grant to:
- research state policies and practices;
- convene a policy summit to develop recommendations;
- develop educational materials; and
- hold a press event to announce policy findings. By participating in this program, organizations will secure community-centered schools for their state through the implementation of state-level policies. The proposal deadline is July 14, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. eastern.
Through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and with support from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, the National Trust launched the Helping Johnny Walk to School: Sustaining Communities through Smart School Siting Policies program to help localities site their schools in a way that not only achieves their educational objectives, but also anchors the local neighborhood, supports better public health, creates a cleaner environment, spurs economic development, and offers additional amenities to the community.
For more information or contact Renee Viers Kuhlman, Director of Special Projects, Center for State and Local Policy, at Phone: 202-588-6234, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the National Trust’s website for more details about applying for this new grant opportunity.
Reprinted by permission of the Public Policy Department of the National Trust
Keywords: National Trust for Historic Preservation, Center for State and Local Policy, US Environmental Protection Agency
Posted: June 14, 2008
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