View the HUD press release and list of Community Challenge Grant/TIGER II planning grant awards here.
(It’s a busy day for grant award information — the complete list of TIGER II planning and construction grant recipients can be seen here.)
The HUD Community Challenge grant application was issued jointly with TIGER II planning grants. Demand for the two programs overwhelmed available funds, with nearly 700 applications submitted.
In September, a USDOT press release described the joint application process:
The Department of Transportation has partnered with the Department of Housing and Urban Development to offer [up to $35 million in] TIGER II planning grants along with HUD’s $40 million in Community Challenge Planning Grants. Almost 700 applications were received for DOT or HUD planning grants. HUD’s funds can be used for localized planning efforts, such as development around a transit stop and zone or building code updates and improvements. Combining these funds will provide applicants with one-stop shopping and greater consistency for community development projects that include both transportation and housing or economic development components. The two Departments, along with assistance from the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will participate in the evaluation of the planning grant applications.