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Economic Models: Project Financing Resources

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Economic Stimulus Opportunities 
(American Society of Landscape Architects)
This guide outlines federal stimulus opportunities that benefit landscape architects and other design professionals. Federal opportunities are organized into the following sections: transportation, water, sustainable design, climate change, small business, and government procurement.

Eight Models for Funding Public Green Space 
(Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment)
This article summarizes eight strategies for funding the management and maintenance of urban green space and recommends how these funds might be attained in a range of contexts.

Federal Funding Sources for Watershed Protection 
(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
This searchable database helps organizations find a multitude of financial assistance sources (grants, loans, cost-sharing) available to fund watershed protection projects.

Financing Green Infrastructure Projects 
(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
This fact sheet identifies several ways in which states, communities, and individuals can use the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) to finance green infrastructure projects.

Financing Local Parks 
(Trust for Public Land)
This handbook offers a set of resources on local park financing techniques, property taxes, special assessment districts, business improvement and benefit assessment districts, and other components that enable parks to be economically sustainable.

Financing Solar Energy Sources 
(U.S. Department of Energy)
This guide is for lenders and consumers who need information about nationwide financing programs for solar energy systems.

Funding for Bike Paths & Greenways 
(Rails to Trails Conservancy)
This toolbox offers a summary of various programs that can be used to help fund local trails and greenways.

Funding Opportunities for Green Buildings 
(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
Numerous sources of funding for green building are available at the national, state and local levels for homeowners, industry, government organizations and non-profits. The links on this page can help you find a variety of funding sources including grants, tax-credits, and loans.

Funding Sources for Greenway Projects 
(Project for Public Spaces)
According to the Project for Public Spaces, the most common method for funding greenways is to combine local, public sector and private sector funds with funds from state, federal and additional private-sector sources.

Renewable Energy Financing Case Studies 
(Commission for Environmental Cooperation)
This report includes five in-depth case studies that provide analysis and guidance for renewable energy planning in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

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