Tag Archives: Technical Assistance

Smart Growth America Announces Recipients of Small-Scale Manufacturing and Place-Based Economic Development Technical Assistance

Four communities are using small-scale manufacturing for downtown revitalization to create economic opportunity, and will receive free technical assistance from Smart Growth America, made possible by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). Read more... Read more

Smart Growth America Complete Streets Consortium Series

Smart Growth America announced a new technical assistance opportunity—the Complete Streets Consortium Series—is now open to all units of local government. This is an opportunity for three communities from the same state to work closely together to implement Complete Streets—streets that are safe and accessible for people of all ages and abilities. Applications due February 2, 2017. Learn more and apply... Read more

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

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

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
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