The Bank of America Foundation and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have joined together to offer a grant program to developers in an effort to increase the availability of sustainable, affordable housing communities. The Affordable Green Neighborhoods Grant Program is being made available to provide financial and educational resources to affordable housing developers and public agencies who choose to pursue LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) certification. LEED-ND encourages residential development in close proximity to jobs and services.
LEED-ND projects provide substantial environmental, health, economic and social benefits to low-income and working families. The cash award will be in the amount of $25,000 and the application deadline is August 10th.