Now that you have a completed Action Model, learn more about funding — and whether your project needs it. This section will guide you through some of your options.
Does your Action Model project need funding? It depends on what you’re trying to accomplish.
Lots of Action Model redevelopment projects start — and even finish — without any funding at all. They just rely on volunteers. Even without funding, you also get different local, state, and federal government organizations to help. They can offer their time and resources for free.
Some Action Model projects succeed without funding. In Detroit, community members didn’t have any funding at all, but they got other agencies — like the EPA and the state environmental agency — to come in and inspect buildings, enforce rules against polluters, and answer the community’s questions.
Other projects will need grants or other financial resources. You can start looking for funding at any stage in the process of developing your Action Model. But keep in mind that a completed Action Model can be a powerful tool when you’re applying for grants. You can show possible backers your plan to explain exactly what you want to accomplish and how.
When it comes to grants and other resources, you have a lot of different options.
You start by looking into available grants. If you don’t know about applying for grants, ask if someone in your Development Community does.
Different local, state, and federal government organizations may help you apply for grants too. For example, your local library or university may offer free grant workshops and assistance in finding grants. Here’s an overview of some of these organizations with links, so you can research them further.
We want to hear about you and your community! Tell us about yourself, what your community is like, how you heard about the Action Model, and if we can follow up with you.
Remember, ATSDR designed the Action Model, so we can help you create your own, learn more about funding, and put your plan into action. We have representatives across the country.
Just email the ATSDR Land Reuse Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, you can use this Community Partnerships Assistance Request Form to give us more detailed information about the health and environmental concerns in your community.
Learn more about the members of the ATSDR Land Reuse Team, which created the Action Model.
You finished the Action Model Toolkit. Come back at any time to refresh your memory and download any of the additional materials.
We also want to applaud people like you, who are working to find solutions to problems in local communities. Across the country, redevelopment with the Action Model is transforming neighborhoods, towns, and cities. And it always starts with a few passionate, dedicated people like you.