February 24, 2020

CMAP Weekly Update, 2-14-20

CMAP Weekly Update, 2-14-20

Watch the latest CMAP board meeting

The CMAP Board met on Wednesday, February 12 to discuss CMAP's 2020 Federal Agenda and Reauthorization principles. You can watch a recording of the Board Meeting on YouTube.

CMAP meets with national leaders on climate

Several CMAP staff visited Washington D.C. this week to discuss regional climate planning. Executive director Erin Aleman represented the Chicago area on a panel at the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) about building climate resiliency within cities and regions.

The Chicago region is one of four -- including Kansas City, Denver, and Washington D.C. -- to have been named regional and metro-scale climate leaders by the European Union's Global Covenant of Mayors. CMAP and the Metropolitan Mayor's Caucus are working together through this program to create a regional climate action plan.

ON TO 2050 set a goal of a region prepared for climate change with recommendations focusing on resilience and mitigation.

Northwest Water Planning Alliance urges sensible salting practices

This week's winter weather is a reminder to think about the way road salt interacts with our environment. Each winter, the Chicago region uses more than 270,000 tons of road salt to control ice on roads, parking lots, and sidewalks

press release from the Northwest Water Planning Alliance (NWPA) is urging municipalities, private contractors, and homeowners to reduce use of road salt to reduce the contamination entering our river and groundwater resources. As a coalition of local and county governments that includes more than 80 communities in the Chicago region, the NWPA was formed to protect shared water resources to ensure a sustainable water supply.

Using excess salt pollutes our drinking water and damages infrastructure. Once you put salt down, it doesn’t go away. Instead, it travels into waterways, putting aquatic life at risk, and endangering our freshwater. While road salt is not toxic to drink, drinking water can start to taste salty. Salt is very corrosive and can weaken bridges, roads, and water pipes.

Read more about best practices for sensible salting from NWPA.

Soundland Economic Transformation funding available

The Southland Economic Transformation (SET) Fund, supported by the MacArthur Foundation and managed by the South Suburban Economic Growth Initiative (SSEGI), is now accepting Letters of Interest from community members, development organizations and other stakeholders. The SET Fund will provide modest grants averaging $40,000 for predevelopment, project planning and, in some cases, early implementation efforts for projects that contribute to transformative economic change in the Southland.

The deadline to submit is Monday, March 9. The proposed project must further SSEGI’s mission and strategies to accomplish inclusive economic growth.

All interested applicants are invited to attend a webinar on Thursday, February 20, at 1:00 p.m. Register for the webinar here. For any additional questions, please email grants@ssegi.com.

DCEO outlines Capital Bill grant funding process

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is charged with distributing multiple grants through the state’s capital bill program, Rebuild Illinois. The member initiative grants are prioritized and selected by the members of the General Assembly. If a municipality wants to be considered for a member initiative grant, they should contact their local legislators and highlight the importance of the project in their community.

Other DCEO grant programs for public infrastructure, economic development, education, broadband development, emerging technologies, economically depressed areas and minority owned businesses will be chosen through a competitive application review. All DCEO grant announcements will be made through grants.illinois.gov.

Events

CMAP Meetings

Transportation Committee
CMAP
233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
February 21, 2020
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
More information

Webinars

Webinar: “How Changing Public Opinion and State Preemptive Policies Affect Municipal Policy Options”
Chaddick Institute and DePaul’s Master of Public Policy Program 
February 20, 2020
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
More information

 

Webinar: “Helping Households at Risk: Innovations in Affordable Housing and Strategies for Lessening Urban Flood Risk for Low-Income Neighborhoods”
Chaddick Institute and School of Public Service, DePaul University 
March 4, 2020
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
More information

Cook

Green Infrastructure Ordinance Workshop
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
233 S. Wacker Dr. Suite 800
Chicago, IL 6060
February 18, 2020
9:00 a.m to noon
More information

Urban Transportation Center Seminar Series: Community Mobility Among People with Disabilities: Implications for Health Outcomes and Access to Care
University of Illinois - Chicago
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400
412 S. Peoria St.
Chicago, IL 60607
February 20, 2020
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
More information

Grant Writing Workshop with Senator Napoleon B. Harris III and the Construction Business Development Center
Prairie State College Conference Center, Proven IT Conference Room
205 S. Halsted St.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
February 24-25, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
More information

Illinois Affordable Housing Forum: Building a Better Future
Hyatt Regency Hotel
East Tower, Gold Level
151 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
March 2-3, 2020
More information

Shared Mobility Summit
Hyatt Regency Hotel
East Tower, Gold Level
151 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
March 2-3, 2020
More information

DuPage

Woodridge 2020 Census STEM Day
Murphy Elementary School
770 Larchwood Ln.
Woodridge, IL 60517
March 21, 2020
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
More information

Other

Traffic Safety Summit: Partnering to End Impaired Driving
Crowne Plaza Springfield
3000 S. Dirkson Pkwy.
Springfield, IL 62703
February 19, 2020
8:00 a.m.
More information

Illinois Lake Management Association Conference
iHotel and Conference Center
1900 S. 1st St.
Champaign, IL 61820
March 12=14, 2020
More information

2020 Illinois Main Street Conference: Downtown Dialogues
700 E. Adams St.
Springfield, IL 62701
March 18-20, 2020
More information

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CMAP Weekly Update, 2-14-20

Watch the latest CMAP board meeting

The CMAP Board met on Wednesday, February 12 to discuss CMAP's 2020 Federal Agenda and Reauthorization principles. You can watch a recording of the Board Meeting on YouTube.

CMAP meets with national leaders on climate

Several CMAP staff visited Washington D.C. this week to discuss regional climate planning. Executive director Erin Aleman represented the Chicago area on a panel at the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) about building climate resiliency within cities and regions.

The Chicago region is one of four -- including Kansas City, Denver, and Washington D.C. -- to have been named regional and metro-scale climate leaders by the European Union's Global Covenant of Mayors. CMAP and the Metropolitan Mayor's Caucus are working together through this program to create a regional climate action plan.

ON TO 2050 set a goal of a region prepared for climate change with recommendations focusing on resilience and mitigation.

Northwest Water Planning Alliance urges sensible salting practices

This week's winter weather is a reminder to think about the way road salt interacts with our environment. Each winter, the Chicago region uses more than 270,000 tons of road salt to control ice on roads, parking lots, and sidewalks

press release from the Northwest Water Planning Alliance (NWPA) is urging municipalities, private contractors, and homeowners to reduce use of road salt to reduce the contamination entering our river and groundwater resources. As a coalition of local and county governments that includes more than 80 communities in the Chicago region, the NWPA was formed to protect shared water resources to ensure a sustainable water supply.

Using excess salt pollutes our drinking water and damages infrastructure. Once you put salt down, it doesn’t go away. Instead, it travels into waterways, putting aquatic life at risk, and endangering our freshwater. While road salt is not toxic to drink, drinking water can start to taste salty. Salt is very corrosive and can weaken bridges, roads, and water pipes.

Read more about best practices for sensible salting from NWPA.

Soundland Economic Transformation funding available

The Southland Economic Transformation (SET) Fund, supported by the MacArthur Foundation and managed by the South Suburban Economic Growth Initiative (SSEGI), is now accepting Letters of Interest from community members, development organizations and other stakeholders. The SET Fund will provide modest grants averaging $40,000 for predevelopment, project planning and, in some cases, early implementation efforts for projects that contribute to transformative economic change in the Southland.

The deadline to submit is Monday, March 9. The proposed project must further SSEGI’s mission and strategies to accomplish inclusive economic growth.

All interested applicants are invited to attend a webinar on Thursday, February 20, at 1:00 p.m. Register for the webinar here. For any additional questions, please email grants@ssegi.com.

DCEO outlines Capital Bill grant funding process

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is charged with distributing multiple grants through the state’s capital bill program, Rebuild Illinois. The member initiative grants are prioritized and selected by the members of the General Assembly. If a municipality wants to be considered for a member initiative grant, they should contact their local legislators and highlight the importance of the project in their community.

Other DCEO grant programs for public infrastructure, economic development, education, broadband development, emerging technologies, economically depressed areas and minority owned businesses will be chosen through a competitive application review. All DCEO grant announcements will be made through grants.illinois.gov.

Events

CMAP Meetings

Transportation Committee
CMAP
233 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606
February 21, 2020
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
More information

Webinars

Webinar: “How Changing Public Opinion and State Preemptive Policies Affect Municipal Policy Options”
Chaddick Institute and DePaul’s Master of Public Policy Program 
February 20, 2020
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
More information

 

Webinar: “Helping Households at Risk: Innovations in Affordable Housing and Strategies for Lessening Urban Flood Risk for Low-Income Neighborhoods”
Chaddick Institute and School of Public Service, DePaul University 
March 4, 2020
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
More information

Cook

Green Infrastructure Ordinance Workshop
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
233 S. Wacker Dr. Suite 800
Chicago, IL 6060
February 18, 2020
9:00 a.m to noon
More information

Urban Transportation Center Seminar Series: Community Mobility Among People with Disabilities: Implications for Health Outcomes and Access to Care
University of Illinois - Chicago
Great Cities Institute Conference Room, Suite 400
412 S. Peoria St.
Chicago, IL 60607
February 20, 2020
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
More information

Grant Writing Workshop with Senator Napoleon B. Harris III and the Construction Business Development Center
Prairie State College Conference Center, Proven IT Conference Room
205 S. Halsted St.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
February 24-25, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
More information

Illinois Affordable Housing Forum: Building a Better Future
Hyatt Regency Hotel
East Tower, Gold Level
151 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
March 2-3, 2020
More information

Shared Mobility Summit
Hyatt Regency Hotel
East Tower, Gold Level
151 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
March 2-3, 2020
More information

DuPage

Woodridge 2020 Census STEM Day
Murphy Elementary School
770 Larchwood Ln.
Woodridge, IL 60517
March 21, 2020
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
More information

Other

Traffic Safety Summit: Partnering to End Impaired Driving
Crowne Plaza Springfield
3000 S. Dirkson Pkwy.
Springfield, IL 62703
February 19, 2020
8:00 a.m.
More information

Illinois Lake Management Association Conference
iHotel and Conference Center
1900 S. 1st St.
Champaign, IL 61820
March 12=14, 2020
More information

2020 Illinois Main Street Conference: Downtown Dialogues
700 E. Adams St.
Springfield, IL 62701
March 18-20, 2020
More information

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