Sustainable Strategies DC is a government affairs & strategic consulting firm helping clients obtain resources for revitalization & tools for success in the green economy.

2012-2017 Sustainable strategies dc successes


More than $303+ million in grants and other resources secured.

Anderson, IN

  • White House Community Revitalization Roundtable

  • Participation in Maker Mayors Challenge


Arcata, CA

  • $3.1 million Active Transportation Program Grant (California Department of Transportation)


 Bay City, MI

  • $709,303 Transportation Economic Development Fund Grant (Michigan Department of Transportation)


Beaver County, PA

  • $600,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)


Beaverton, OR

  • Creation of “Resources Roadmap” for community revitalization and funding

  • White House Community Revitalization Roundtable

  • $1.6 million Community Transformation Grant (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)

  • $400,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

  • $324,750 Drug Treatment Courts Grant (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
  • $288,750 Specialty Court Grant (Oregon Criminal Justice Commission

  • $150,000 Body-Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Grant (U.S. Department of Justice)

  • $125,000 COPS Hiring Grant (U.S. Department of Justice)

  • $100,000 Equitable Housing Planning and Development Grant (Metro Council)

  • $50,000 Our Town Grant (National Endowment for the Arts)

  • Building Blocks Technical Assistance

  • (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

  • Participation in Maker Mayors Challenge

  • Leading city in launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge


BridgePort, CT

  • $261,654 Body-Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Grant (U.S. Department of Justice)


 Buena Vista, MI

  • White House Community Revitalization Roundtable

  • $500,000 Transportation, Community & System Preservation Grant (Federal Highway Administration)

  • $100,000 Targeted Brownfields Assessment (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

  • Building Blocks Technical Assistance (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

  • Leading community in launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge


Butler Township, PA

  • Creation of "Resource Roadmap" for community revitalization and funding


Carlisle, PA

  • Creation of “Resources Roadmap” for community revitalization and funding

  • $5 million TIGER Grant (U.S. Department of Transportation

  • Strategic support in securing $1.5 million Multimodal Grant (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation)

  • $599,000 Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund Grant (National Fish & Wildlife Foundation)

  • $380,000 Transportation Alternatives Program Grant (Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation)

  • $43,500 Body-Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Grant (U.S. Department of Justice)

  • $400,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

  • $200,000 Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grant (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

  • $30,000 Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns Grant (Chesapeake Bay Trust)

  • Leading community in launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge


Catalyst Connection

  • $400,000 Partnership for Opportunities for Workforce and Economic Recovery (POWER) and Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) Planning Grant (U.S. Economic Development Agency)

  • $635,000 POWER Grant (Appalachian Regional Commission)

  • Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) Designation (EDA)


Cedar Hill, TX

  • $300,000 WaterSMART Grant (Bureau of Reclamation)


 Charles Town, WV

  • Creation of “Resources Roadmap” for community revitalization and funding

  • $1.35 million Historic Restoration Tax Credit

  • Secured $1 million+ for restoration of historic Happy Retreat heritage center

  • $900,000 in EPA Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund and Supplemental RLF Grants (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

  • $725,000 Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund Grant (National Fish & Wildlife Foundation

  • $75,000 Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns Grant (Chesapeake Bay Trust)

  • $50,000 Our Town Grant (National Endowment for the Arts)

  • Participation with President at White House Maker Faire, and Maker Mayors Challenge

  • Leading city in launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge 

  • Designation as new “Home Rule City” by the State of West Virginia

  • 2013 Phoenix Brownfields Award and Phoenix People’s Choice Award

Dubuque, IA

  • $31 million Natural Disaster Resilience Grant (U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development)

  • $1.2 million Disaster Relief Grant (Economic Development Administration)

  • $600,000 Transportation, Community & System Preservation Grant (Federal Highway Administration)

  • $508,000 Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Grant (National Park Service)

  • $500,000 Smart Grid Access Grant (U.S. Department of Energy)

  • $400,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

  • $200,000 Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grant (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

  • $200,000 Brownfields Cleanup Grant (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

  • Building Blocks Technical Assistance (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

  • National Award for Smart Growth Achievement (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s National Disaster Resilience Competition (finalist, competition still pending)

  • Participation in Maker Mayors Challenge

  • Leading city in launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge

Flint, MI

  • Representation during 2015-2016 Water Crisis, leading to $127 million in federal and state infrastructure funding

  • White House Community Revitalization Roundtable

  • Participation in Maker Mayors Challenge


Generation WV

  • $40,000 Just Transition Grant (Appalachian Funders Networks)


Glenwood Springs, CO

  • $400,000 Energy and Mineral Assistance Fund Grant (CO Department of Local Affairs)

  • $200,000 Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grant (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

  • $25,000 Mini Grant (Garfield County Federal Mineral Lease District)

  • $15,000 Targeted Brownfields Assessment (U.S. EPA Region 8)


 Holland, MI

  • Creation of “Resources Roadmap” for community revitalization and funding

  • $65,000 Local Sustainability Matching Fund Grant (Funders Network for Smart Growth & Livable Communities)

  • Georgetown University Clean Energy Prize (semi-finalist, competition still pending)


Hopewell, VA

  • Creation of “Resources Roadmap” for community revitalization and funding


 Huntington, WV

  • $3.2 million "America's Best Community" grand prize (Frontier Communications)

  • $1.87 million Public Works grant (U.S. Economic Development Administration)

  • $150,000 CommunityWINS Grant (U.S. Conference of Mayors and Wells Fargo)

  • $423,711 Drug Treatment Courts Grant (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

  • Finalist for Data Across Sector for Health Grant (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
  • Creation of “Resources Roadmap” for community revitalization and funding

  • $400,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

  • $200,000 Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grant (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

  • $75,000 Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Grant

  • $50,000 America’s Best Community Prize (quarter-finalist for $3 million award, competition still pending)

  • $25,000 Just Transition grant from Appalachian Funders Network & Rockefeller Family Fund


Indianapolis, IN

  • Creation of “Resources Roadmap” for community revitalization and funding


Iowa

  • $66 million National Disaster Resilience Competition Grant


Ithaca, NY

  • Creation of “Resources Roadmap” for community revitalization and funding

  • $4.5 million State of Good Repair Grant (Federal Transit Administration)

  • $3.3 million in U.S. Department of Transportation earmark reallocations to Ithaca projects

  • $200,000 Brownfields Cleanup Grant (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

  • Developed a strategy for working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies to address sedimentation issues in Lake Cayuga

  • Helped prevent the permanent closure of the Ithaca-Tompkins Airport by the Federal Aviation Administration

  • Participation in Maker Mayors Challenge

  • Leading city in launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge


Jefferson County, WV

  • Creation of “Resources Roadmap” for parks revitalization and funding


Johnstown, PA

  • $20,000 Art Works Grant (National Endowment for the Arts)

  • Creation of “Resources Roadmap” for community revitalization and funding

  • $2 million Public Works Grant (Economic Development Administration)

  • $1.2 million Public Works Grant (Economic Development Administration)

  • Strategic support in securing $1.4 million in Multimodal Grants (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation)

  • Participation in Maker Mayors Challenge

  • Leading city in launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge  


LANSING, MI​

  • $539,000 Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund preserved (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

  • $40,000 Art Works Grant (National Endwoment for the Arts)

  • $500,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

  • White House Community Revitalization Roundtable

  • Green Capital Award (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

  • Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership designee (U.S. Department of Commerce)

  • Helped remove 75+ year-old restriction on land to support revitalization

  • Participation in Maker Mayors Challenge        

  • Leading city in launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge                               

Martin County, FL

  • $1.7 Million Assistance to Firefighters Grant (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

  • $1.2 million Criminal Justice, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Reinvestment Grant (Florida Department of Juvenile Justice)

  • $200,000 Land & Water Conservation Fund Grant (Florida Department of Environmental Protection)

  • $167,061 Waterways Assistance Program Grant (Florida Inland Navigation District)

  • $60,000 Waterways Assistance Program Grant (Florida Inland Navigation District)

  • $50,000 Our Town Grant (National Endowment for the Arts)

  • $38,615 Rural Business Development Grant

  • $10,000 Energy Efficiency Retrofits For Public Facilities Grant (Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services)

  • $3,500 H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant (American Library Association)

  • Our Town Technical Assistance (National Endowment for the Arts)


 Martinsburg, WV

  • $400,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)


Monaca, PA

  • Creation of "Resources Roadmap" for community revitalization and funding

  • $263,000 Multi-Modal Transportation Fund Grant (PA Department of Transportation)


Norfolk, VA

  • $300,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

  • $200,000 Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grant (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)


North Hempstead, NY

  • $2 million in U.S. Department of Transportation earmark allocations to North Hempstead projects

  • $1 million Cleaner, Greener Communities Implementation Grant (New York State Energy Research & Development Authority)

  • $1 million Section 5310 Grant (Federal Transit Administration)

  • $625,000 Cleaner, Greener Communities Grant (New York State Energy Development Authority)

  • Strategic support in securing $625,000 Multimodal Grants (New York State Energy Research & Development Authority)

  • $270,000 Local Government Efficiency Grant (New York Department of State)

  • $200,000 Brownfields Cleanup Grant (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

  • $165,000 Maritime Heritage Grant (National Parks Service)

  • $159,000 Zombie Home Prevention Initiative (New York Attorney General's Office)

  • $125,000 Local Waterfront Revitalization Program Grant (New York State Department of State)

  • $82,500 Market New York Grant (Empire State Development)

  • $75,000 Market New York Grant (Empire State Development)

  • $75,000 Our Town Grant (National Endowment for the Arts)

  • $58,000 Local Government Efficiency Grant (New York State Department of State)

  • $50,000 African American Civil Rights Grant (National Park Service)

  • $49,500 Arts Grant (NY Council on the Arts)

  • Leading city in launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge


Norwalk, CT

  • $3 million Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (Connecticut Department of Housing)

  • $400,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Philadelphia, PA

  • Creation of "Resource Roadmap" for community revitalization and funding


Ranson, WV

  • $5 million TIGER Grant (U.S. Department of Transportation)

  • $4.5 million BEDI-Section 108 Finance Package (U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development)

  • $3.2 million Transportation Grant (West Virginia Department of Transportation)

  • $200,000 Transportation Alternatives Program grant

  • $125,000 COPS Hiring Grant (U.S. Department of Justice)

  • $120,000 Transportation Grant (West Virginia Department of Transportation)

  • $43,000 Body-Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Grant (U.S. Department of Justice)

  • $7,500 Data Redundancy Grant (NY Department of State)

  • Building Blocks Technical Assistance (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

  • 2013 Phoenix Brownfields Award and Phoenix People’s Choice Award

  • Participation in Maker Mayors Challenge

  • Leading city in launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge


Pittsburgh, PA

  • Designation under the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership initiative (Economic Development Administration)


STAMFORD, CT

  • $6.4 Million Community Block Grant (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • $1.4 million U.S. Department of Transportation earmark reallocations to Stamford projects

  • $1.1 Million Sustainable Communties Challenge Frant (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)

  • $1 Million Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grant (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

  • $850,000 Transportation, Community, & System Preservation Grant (Federal Highway Administration)

  • $800,000 Disaster Relief Grant (Economic Development Administration)

  • $338,346 Body-Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Grant (U.S. Department of Justice)

  • $60,000 Invest Health Grant (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

  • $25,000 EPA Region 1 Healthy Communities Transit-Oriented Development Technical Assistance (Smart Growth America & Federal Transit Administration)

  • $25,000 Healthy Communities Grant (EPA Region 1)

  • $20,000 Collaborative Learning (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

  • $10,000 Roadmaps to Health Action Award (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

  • Building Blocks Technical Assistance (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  


Unlimited Future, WV

  • $40,000 Just Transition Grant (Applachian Funders Network)

         

WalTON HILLS, OH

  • White House Community Revitalization Roundtable


Waynesboro, VA

  • Creation of "Resources Roadmap" for community revitalization and funding


West Virginia University

  • $400,000 POWER Grant (Appalachian Regional Commission)