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  • Duluth, MN turned brownfield with 4,000 tons of contaminated soil into a new craft brewery

    Duluth, MN, USA

    To properly develop its Canal Park commercial business district, the city of Duluth needed to address the brownfield that had been left untouched for several years. With the help of local non-profit and entrepreneurs, the city was...

    State and local grants
    Pollution Control Agency
  • Detroit, MI Raises $1B in Funding 5 Years after Declaring Bankruptcy

    Detroit, MI, USA

    After declaring bankruptcy in 2013, Detroit was looking to restore financial stability and raise grant revenue in support of its strategic vision. The city’s finance department implemented a web-based grant management solution tha...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Deputy Chief Financial Officer
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    Residents Help Raise $13 MM after being denied FEMA funding in wake of Yarnell Hill Fire Destruction

    Yarnell, AZ, USA

    Yarnell, AZ did not qualify for federal recovery funding in the wake of a 2013 wildfire that caused widespread death and destruction. The efforts of a resident volunteer group with assistance from the state as part of a recovery f...

    Federal grants
    State and local grants
    Philanthropic grants
  • Urban Forestry Project Enlists Participation from Disadvantaged Communities in La Mesa

    La Mesa, CA, USA

    The City of La Mesa used GIS mapping to identify areas in disadvantaged communities where trees could be planted as part of an urban forestry program.

    State and local grants
    City Manager
  • Chula Vista creates a Digital Equity and Inclusion Plan

    Chula Vista, CA, USA

    The City of Chula Vista built on its smart city progress by addressing the digital divide through the creation of a groundbreaking Digital Equity and Inclusion Plan (DEIP). The DEIP is an actionable roadmap to expand access to Int...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    City Manager's Office and the Economic Development Department
  • Reducing CSOs with Adaptive Control Technology

    Philadelphia, PA, USA

    Philadelphia Water Department installed continuous monitoring and adaptive control (CMAC) technology in stormwater retention basin to control runoff in real-time and reduce combined sewer overflows.

    Philadelphia Water Department
  • Tigard OR Supports Local Businesses through Economic Uncertainty with Online Engagement Software

    Tigard, OR, USA

    City of Tigard offered support for local businesses during the economic uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. They used their online community engagement site to provide accessible and valid resources as well as information around Tig...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Green Infrastructure in St. Louis to reduce CSOs & provide community amenities

    St. Louis, MO, USA

    Institutional ratepayer and vacant lot participation in Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District's Rainscaping Large Scale Grants Program to install green infrastructure on their private property and bring multiple benefits to vulner...

    General Fund/Existing Public Funds
    Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District
  • Washington State DOT Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

    Washington, USA

    WSDOT is launching a pilot program to strengthen and expand the West Coast Electric Highway network by deploying electric vehicle (EV) fast charging infrastructure along highway corridors in Washington state.

    State and local grants
    Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Boulder Colorado's Home Preparedness Assessment Program

    Boulder, CO, USA

    The Home Preparedness Assessment Pilot Program tested the effectiveness of educating homeowners about home and personal preparedness against flood and other local natural hazards (drought and fire) and identifying potential home i...

    Public Works, Watershed Sustainability, Resilience