FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Brian Newbacher, Director of External Affairs, ext. 244,
1299 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114-3204
NOACA Receives 29 Applications for Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative
Program provides planning grants for studies that strengthen community livability
The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) is pleased to announce that it has received 29 applications for the 2014 round of the Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative (TLCI). The TLCI program provides assistance to communities and public agencies for integrated transportation and land-use planning studies that strengthen community livability. The applications request a total of $2.14 million. For 2014, NOACA will award up to $1 million in TLCI grants, with targeted grants of approximately $75,000 per study.
“The Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative provides funding specifically for planning studies,” says Grace Gallucci, NOACA executive director. “This year’s round of applications is going to be very competitive because we have received requests for more than double the amount of funding available.”
From 2006 to 2011, NOACA has awarded 84 planning grants totaling $5,104,548. During that period, $566 million out of a total of $585 million in investments in transportation and land-use projects were attributable directly or indirectly to TLCI plans.
A task force will be convened to review the current applications. A decision will be announced by the end of the year. The public can visit NOACA’s website, www.noaca.org, to see and comment on the current TLCI applications or to learn more about the TLCI.
The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) is a transportation and environmental planning agency that represents state, county, city, village, and township officials. NOACA addresses the transportation, air quality, and water quality needs of Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina counties. NOACA and its partners cooperatively develop and implement plans to ensure that travel throughout the region is safe, cost-effective and environmentally sound.