Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Blue Earth Area Active Living Coalition/City of Blue Earth Receive Envision MN Technical Assistance Grant!

Congrats to Blue Earth Area Active Living Coalition for being one of six communities who received a technical assistance grant from Envision Minnesota!!

Envision Minnesota and the Building Sustainable Communities Consortium are pleased to announce that Blue Earth, MN is among six Minnesota communities that have been selected to receive free technical assistance this year, thanks to a grant to Forterra from the US EPA Office of Sustainable Communities under their Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program. These jurisdictions represent a diverse group of communities from across Minnesota, from metropolitan areas to rural small towns. All have a strong commitment to sustainability and sensible land use and are poised to implement positive change by making use of the assistance we are offering.

The city of Blue Earth will use Technical Assistance from Envision Minnesota to leverage a Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) grant to work on community walkability principles. The goal of the Technical Assistance is to identify opportunities to increase the walkability of the community through Complete Streets and downtown revitalization projects.

To view the full press release- click here!

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