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Fifty years after Congress passed the Economic Opportunity
Act, poverty remains a national, regional and local crisis. In Southern
California, more than 3 million people live in poverty, including one in every
four children. Regional leaders in education,
business and government gathered today at the 50 Years into the War on Poverty summit, hosted by SCAG
and the Southern California Leadership Council, to discuss collaborative ways of creating jobs and providing workforce training for the most vulnerable populations in the region.
View the press release here.
Population and Employment
The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is seeking proposals for an exhibit highlighting student planning projects at its 50th Anniversary Regional Conference & General Assembly, May 7 - 8 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert. As part of the agency’s regular event programming that will highlight outstanding planning projects in the region, SCAG will host its first student project exhibit of exceptional projects in the discipline of urban and regional planning. Selected students will have the opportunity to showcase their projects on Thursday, May 7th to an audience of more than 1,000 elected officials, planning practitioners and various public, private and non-profit stakeholders.
SCAG is requesting students to submit abstracts for student-led projects that demonstrate innovative solutions to sustainability-related planning issues on a local or regional scale. Eligible submittals include any applied projects or research papers and will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Sustainability: Promotes principles relevant to one or more sustainability principles (integrated planning, green region initiative and active transportation)
- Innovation: Introduces new concept or challenges or improves upon current planning processes
- Transferability: Strategies/concepts that can be applied to different locations or programs
- Feasibility: Project has potential to be realistically implemented
- Presentation: Excellence in writing, visual content and overall organization
Submissions will be accepted from students currently enrolled at any university or college within the SCAG region (Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties). All work must be completed by students, not faculty or university staff. Eligible projects must have been completed after January 1st, 2012.
Submissions are due by Monday, March 16, 2015, at 2 pm.
To download the poster session guidelines, please visit SCAG's Regional Conference & General Assembly website: www.scag.ca.gov/ga2015. If you have further questions, please contact India Brookover at (213) 236-1919, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Southern California Association of Governments is in receipt of the 2015 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP) Amendment #15-04 for Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties. The Public Review period starts on January 30, 2015 and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on February 9, 2015.
A copy of the Project Listing is located on the SCAG FTIP website Proposed Amendment link at http://ftip.scag.ca.gov/Pages/2015/proposed.aspx.
Please note that some of the changes or project additions may be for projects funded with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 funds. This public involvement opportunity is provided to meet the public involvement requirements for the program of projects.
SCAG is relying on the public participation process for the FTIP to satisfy FTA public participation requirements for the transit program of projects.
Subject to revisions to address comments received during the public review period, the 2015 FTIP as revised by Proposed Amendment #15-04 will be the final program unless amended, and a final notice will not be published.
If you have any questions or comments concerning this amendment, contact Maria I. Lopez at (213) 236-1806 no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 9, 2015.
Together with the release of the 2014-15 Notice of Funding Availability for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) grants, the Strategic Growth Council announced that they will host six outreach workshops across the state to share more information about the AHSC program and how to submit a concept proposal. The workshops will be held in early February, but the exact locations will be announced by the end of January. For more information about the workshops, please download the workshop notice.
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