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Public Input Requested for Strong Cities, Strong Communities Challenge, Deadline August 9

The Obama Administration announces and requests public comments on the structure of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities Challenge, which is a component of the SC2 Interagency Initiative led by the White House Office of Urban Policy. In addition to the six pilot locations, SC2 includes an Economic Planning Challenge designed to help additional cities develop economic blueprints, which will be administered by EDA. Six cities will be competitively selected to receive a grant of approximately $1 million that they will use to administer an “X-prize style” competition, whereby they will challenge multi-disciplinary teams of experts to develop comprehensive economic and land use proposals for their city. EDA invites comments from interested parties in both the public and private sectors to be considered in the formulation of the FFO announcement for the SC2 Pilot Challenge. Click here for more information.