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National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman and U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan issued an invitation to the arts and creative sector to participate in a joint webinar on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. EDT to learn about two new, innovative community development funding opportunnities.

Last week, HUD and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released two Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAS): $100 million in grants available through HUD's Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program, and up to $75 million in grants available through a joint HUD and DOT Sustainable Communities Challenge Grant Program.  Under both programs, arts organizations are eligible to partner with state and local governments, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOS), transit agencies, philanthropic and nonprofit organizations and other eligible applicants to develop consortia grant proposals.

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