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DVRPC Announces TCDI Planning Grant Funding

On March 5th the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) announced a new competitive round of Transportation and Community Development Initiative (TCDI) planning grants.

TCDI is an opportunity for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) to support smart growth in the individual municipalities of the Delaware Valley through initiatives that implement the region’s long-range plan Connections 2040 Plan for Greater Philadelphia  (which includes the Circuit) . Central to this effort is to ensure greater quality of life choices by providing and maintaining essential infrastructure, supporting local and regional economic 
development, and linking land use and transportation planning, through: 
  • Supporting local planning projects that will lead to more residential, employment or commercial opportunities in areas designated for growth or redevelopment; 
  • Improving the overall character and quality of life within the region to retain and attract business and residents; 
  • Enhancing and utilizing the existing transportation infrastructure capacity to reduce demands on the region’s transportation network; 
  • Reducing congestion by promoting the use of transit and bike and pedestrian transportation modes
  • Building capacity in our older suburbs and neighborhoods; 
  • Reinforcing and implementing improvements in identified Centers and;
  • Protecting our environment through growth management and land preservation

If you municpality or County is interested in applying to TCDI they have to attend a mandatory meeting next Tuesday (March 18th) at DVRPC. The pre-proposal meeting will be held 4pm-6pm, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at DVRPC Offices, 8th Floor of ACP Building, 190 N. Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, PA 19106. All attendees must RSVP for the meeting to .

A local government official (staff, elected or appointed) must represent the municipality or county. Consultants to the local governments are not considered representatives for this meeting.

To learn more about TCDI go to

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