Spring 2014

The Sustainable Communities Initiative: Collective Impact in Practice


Through the Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI), local and regional partners, working with a supportive federal government partner, embraced a collective impact approach to transform their neighborhoods, cities, and counties and position their communities to prosper far into the future. The 143 local grantee communities are pushing the next generation of planning and investment in housing, transportation, infrastructure, economic development, natural resources, workforce, and other critical community development issues. This program’s impact stems from the collaborative effort of the federal government, local organizations, and regional planning entities to ensure that these projects transform lives and catalyze new investment opportunities for the 119 million Americans living communities benefiting from an SCI grant.

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