October 2010: Ranson received a combined total of $1.4 million in planning grants from the Partnership for Sustainability agencies – DOT, HUD and EPA. An EPA Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grant will help the community prioritize which contaminated sites should be cleaned up first and will help with reuse plans for the area. EPA’s Sustainable Communities Building Blocks assistance will help the community to review its development codes to make sure they are not stumbling blocks to smart growth. A HUD Challenge Planning Grant will help Ranson develop a smart building code to make the town more compact and walkable.

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