Region awarded $4.9 million Sustainable Communities Grant
by Staff Writer
The grant is one of 28 awarded nationwide as part of the 2011 Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grant will fund a statewide program to enhance electric vehicle infrastructure, develop strategies to enhance regional coordination of local transportation services for the elderly and the disabled and revitalize industrial areas.
“This is the beginning of a process to create a sustainable and resilient region for us, for our children and grandchildren,” Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Patrick Cannon said.