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Environmental Infrastructure Programs under the Omnibus Budget Bill

March 27, 2018

On Friday, March 23, President Trump signed a $1.3 trillion FY 2018 spending bill that will fund the federal government through September 30.   This budget funds several environmental infrastructure programs that help communities pay for crucial services such as water and wastewater.  How did those … Continued

50 Years of HUD: Choice Neighborhoods

November 12, 2015

In recognition of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s 50th anniversary, the CED blog is highlighting a couple of HUD’s newest programs that cities can use to help spur revitalization in distressed neighborhoods. One of these programs is Choice Neighborhoods. Choice Neighborhoods … Continued

What’s Going On With the Federal Budget? A Review of the Basics with a Focus on Housing and Economic Development Programs

October 15, 2013

Congress and the White House are in the midst of budget negotiations, making it a good time to review federal budget basics so community and economic development professionals will understand how different streams of funding are affected.  This post is a quick ‘Federal Budget Process 101’ as it rela … Continued