The NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) has just issued a report called ACT LOCALLY: An Equitable Investment Resource Guide for Advocates and Local Governments to Access Infrastructure Funding and Activate Bold Plans

This resource provides local advocates and local government officials with key information about 46 federal funding streams and details on relevant state infrastructure policy and regulatory frameworks for all 50 states.

The report includes practical advice, such as:

Navigating federal grant programs can be dizzying, so it’s important to find allies and collaborators—typically, but not exclusively, in public agencies—who are familiar with the funding process and committed to community partnerships. Let your networks know that you’re looking to develop a competitive grant application. Your allies can become powerful champions for projects. The important thing is to put as much effort into strengthening relationships as you put into tracking funding opportunities.

For the full report: