The Transportation and Community and System Preservation Pilot Program thanks the following federal, association, and non-profit organizations and their representatives for participating in the roundtable from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15, 2000. These organizations discussed programs and available resources for community development. These organization can assist communities to identify opportunities for new partnerships and leveraging resources.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of eight federal public health agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC's mission is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.
Fannie Mae is a private, shareholder-owned company that provides financial products and services that increase the availability and affordability of housing for low-, moderate- and middle-income Americans.
The mission of the Federal Housing Finance Board is to ensure the safety and soundness of the Federal Home Loan Banks, their access to the capital markets, and the accomplishment of their congressionally defined housing finance mission. The Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) System was created in 1932 by the Federal Home Loan Bank Act, which was enacted to restore confidence in the nation's financial institutions and re-establish the housing market. Since 1989, the FHLB System's public policy mission has been expanded to include affordable housing and community development lending.
The Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) provides grants, loans, and equity investments to Community Development Corporations for neighborhood redevelopment. LISC is the nation's largest community building organization
The National Association of Development Organizations provides training, information, and representation for regional development organizations in small metropolitan and rural America. The association, a public interest group founded in 1967, is the largest and leading advocate for a regional approach to community, economic and rural development and provides a network for its members to share ideas and innovations.
The National Congress for Community Economic Development (NCCED) is the trade association and advocate for the community-based development industry. Founded in 1970, NCCED represents over 3,600 community development corporations across America.
The Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, a national nonprofit, was created in 1978 by an act of Congress to revitalize and restore America's older, distressed communities by establishing and supporting a national network of local nonprofit organizations. Neighborhood Reinvestment creates and strengthens resident-led partnerships of lenders, other business people, and local government officials.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation, chartered by Congress in 1949, is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the irreplaceable. The organization fights to save historic buildings and the neighborhoods and landscapes they anchor.
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) was established to generate jobs, help retain existing jobs, and stimulate industrial and commercial growth in economically distressed areas of the United States. EDA assistance is available to rural and urban areas of the Nation experiencing high unemployment, low income, or other severe economic distress.
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development is one of many Federal agencies taking part in the Livable Communities initiative - an effort to design programs in a manner that broadens the development choices available to communities and helps empower them to sustain prosperity and economic opportunity for everyone, enhance the quality of life, and build a stronger sense of community.
The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) is the nation's largest land management agency, a premier science agency, and an agency with responsibility for protecting wildlife and habitat resources and providing recreational opportunities for the public. DOI provides expertise and resources to local communities so that they can protect green space for wildlife and recreation, ease traffic congestion, and pursue regional "smart growth" strategies.
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is committed to supporting a broad range of community-based initiatives that will nurture safe and healthy families and communities. DOJ is working in partnership with local communities to address crime, reduce violence, and promote public safety throughout America and to make neighborhoods safer and healthier places in which to live.
Through programs such as the Transportation and Community and System Preservation Pilot Program, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) strives to meet the public's need for improved access and for safe, comfortable, convenient, and economical movement of people and goods. In addition, FHWA practices active leadership in working with partners to protect and enhance the natural and human environment.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) promotes safe, environmentally sound, successful railroad transportation to meet current and future needs of all customers. FRA encourages policies and investment in infrastructure and technology to enable rail to realize its full potential. Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing and Highway-Rail Grade Crossing assistance are two new FRA programs created under TEA-21.
The Federal Transit Administration's Office of Planning administers a national program of planning assistance as the basis for capital and operating assistance grants. The office manages the financial and technical resources of the program and directs program implementation through the regional offices. The office provides expert support on the transportation planning process (transportation plans and program development) to regional offices, grantees, and the transit community. Areas supported include: financial planning, public involvement, environmental impacts, air quality, new start criteria, and innovative planning methods through research, technical assistance, training and information dissemination.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) manages the seven state highway safety grant programs authorized under TEA-21. NHTSA also markets key programs (safety belts, impaired driving, safe communities, etc), delivers materials, training, and technical assistance to states and communities, and serves as the clearinghouse for regional, state and local program information.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for protecting human health and safeguarding the natural environment upon which life depends. EPA ensures that all parts of society - communities, individuals, businesses, state and local governments, and tribal governments - have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks. Many of EPA's programs support community livability and smart growth activities.