Tag Archives: Technical Assistance

Mayors of Anchorage, Grand Rapids, San Jose, and Washington, D.C., Selected as 2017 Daniel Rose Fellows

The National League of Cities (NLC) and ULI announced that mayors from four U.S. cities—Anchorage, Alaska; Grand Rapids, Michigan; San Jose, California; and Washington, D.C.—have been selected as the 2017 class of Daniel Rose fellows by the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use. Mayors will lead teams from their cities, which will receive technical assistance on a local land use challenge from NLC, ULI, and their peers from the other fellowship cities. The Rose Center’s mission is to... Read more

Small-Scale Manufacturing and Place-Based Economic Development Technical Assistance

Rickshaw Bagworks makes and sells cycling-inspired bags in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. (Richard Masoner / Flickr)
Small-scale manufacturers have emerged as a significant force in today’s urban economy. For cities suffering the loss of skilled-labor employers, this emerging sector can create jobs and connect residents to economic opportunity while also serving as a powerful tool in the effort to revitalize neighborhoods. Smart Growth America announced a series of new, free technical assistance workshops. In partnership with the U.S. Economic Development Administration and Recast City, this program will educate and gather lessons from communities on how strategic... Read more

EPA Webinar: Local Foods, Local Places; Cool & Connected; Healthy Places for Healthy People: Program Overviews and Application Questions

In this webinar, Melissa Kramer, Ed Fendley, and Stephanie Bertaina from EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities will provide brief presentations on three planning assistance programs open for applications: Local Foods, Local Places; Cool & Connected; and Healthy Places for Healthy People. Part of the webinar will be dedicated to a question-and-answer session where potential applicants can ask questions about the programs and the application process. Register now... Read more

Healthy Places for Healthy People

The Appalachian Regional Healthcare system located satellite services, including a Women’s Health Center, in formerly vacant and underused buildings in downtown Middlesboro, Kentucky. Hospital-affiliated services provide much-needed care and patient education while encouraging other development downtown.
Healthy Places for Healthy People is a new program to help communities partner with community health centers, nonprofit hospitals, and other health care facilities to create walkable, healthy, economically vibrant places. The program is supported by EPA and the Appalachian Regional Commission. Under this program, communities will receive planning assistance to develop action plans focusing on health as an economic driver and catalyst for downtown and neighborhood revitalization. Applications due November 6. Learn more... Read more

Center for Community Progress Technical Assistance Scholarship Program

The above are before/after pictures of a vacant lot in
Philadelphia that received the signature treatment under
Philadelphia Horticultural Society’s LandCare Program.
The Center for Community Progress is seeking applications for the Technical Assistance Scholarship Program (TASP) to tackle vacancy and abandonment nationwide. TASP is designed to develop approaches that will not only serve the technical assistance recipient, but will also become the next “best practice” models from which other places will seek to learn. Selected recipients are awarded up to 400 hours of direct technical assistance. Applications due November 17. Learn more and apply... Read more

Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities

epa smart growth
The Environmental Protection Agency requests letters of interest for its Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program. The Program provides quick, targeted technical assistance to selected communities using a variety of tools that have demonstrated results and widespread application. Letters due October 12. Learn more and apply... Read more

AIA Sustainable Design Assessment Team

(Courtesy of Louisville, Kentucky SDAT)
The American Institute of Architects’ Center for Communities by Design has released the Call for Applications for its 2017 Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) program. The SDAT program brings together multidisciplinary teams of professionals to work with community decision-makers and stakeholders through an intensive planning process. The mission of the SDAT program is to provide technical assistance to help communities develop a vision and framework for a sustainable future. Applications due December 9. Learn more and apply... Read more

Training and Technical Assistance to Improve Water Quality and Enable Small Public Water Systems to Provide Safe Drinking Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is offering training / technical assistance for small public water systems to help achieve and maintain compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act, and to provide training / technical assistance for small publicly owned wastewater systems, community wastewater systems, and private well owners to improve water quality under the Clean Water Act. Applications due September 30. Learn more... Read more

Smart Growth America Free Technical Assistance

Complete street in West Jefferson, NC (Town of West Jefferson)
Smart Growth America is accepting applications for free technical assistance. SGA’s expert staff will work with communities to understand their goals, show how development strategies can help achieve those goals, and provide recommendations for next steps. The assistance is funded through a Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities grant to SGA from EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities. Applications due October 6. Learn more and apply... Read more
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