Las Cruces, N.M.; Louisville, Ky .; Montgomery County, Md.; and the state of California were selected as recipients of the EPA's Smart Growth Implementation Assistance (SGIA) program in which the EPA will organize multidisciplinary teams to provide direct technical assistance to address each community's needs. California state agencies want assistance to develop a local government sustainable community framework. The 2009 RFA closed last April, but for more information about these projects or about the SGIA program, contact the EPA's Kevin Nelson.