President Obama Announces White House Council on SC2
March 15 was a historic day for the Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative (SC2), a partnership between the White House and 14 federal agencies aimed at breaking down federal silos and helping cities facing long-term challenges build capacity and more effectively use federal funds. The White House SC2 Convening featured panel conversations and roundtables with mayors of pilot cities and philanthropic, nonprofit, and business leaders. Most significantly, President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance to reiterate his support for SC2 and announced the signing of an Executive Order establishing a White House council to manage and further the initiative.
SC2 National Resource Network NOFA Announcement
Approximately $10 Million Available for Competition
The SC2 Fellowship program
In August 2011, HUD underwent a competitive process to select a third party to administer and implement the fellowship program. As a result of the competition, HUD selected the German Marshall Fund (GMF) partnership as administrator. More>>
EDA launched a groundbreaking $6 million SC2 Visioning Challenge to help economically challenged cities leverage innovative strategies to spur local economic and job growth. More>>
On July 9, 2012, HUD hosted a listening session for the SC2 National Resource Network. The purpose of the listening session was to secure public feedback on the program development for the resource network. Feedback from the listening session was incorporated into HUD’s Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the resource network that was released on November 28, 2012. You may download the list of participants, here.
To view the listening session, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32ZwCWVSlDY&feature=youtu.be