Applications for 2012 EPA National Award for Smart Growth Achievement

Announcment from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Sustainable Communities:   

2012 EPA National Award for Smart Growth Achievement Application Period Now Open

Deadline April 6, 2012

EPA is pleased to announce that the application period for the 11th annual National Award for Smart Growth Achievement is now open. This competition is open to public- and private-sector entities that have successfully used smart growth principles to improve communities environmentally, socially, and economically. Winners will be recognized at a ceremony in Washington, DC, in December 2012.

 There is only one application form for all three categories listed below


  •             Programs and Policies
  •             Equitable Development
  •             Main Street or Corridor Revitalization

In addition, the review panel will choose an Overall Excellence winner from those that apply in these three categories.

Application deadline: April 6, 2012.      

Public-sector winners will receive one complementary registration to the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in 2013.
EPA will film short videos of the winning projects, which will be shown at the awards ceremony in 2012 and the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in 2013 and posted on the EPA smart growth website. All entries must be submitted using the application form.

The application can be submitted by either a public-sector or private-sector entity, but all applications must include a
public-sector partner.

The official award guidelines and entry form can be found here: 


Note that, per the EPA, an

Note that, per the EPA, an updated entry form will be posted on their webiste (linked above) by March 2012 with information on where to send the applications.


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