A participant asks a question at a Smart Growth America technical assistance workshop in Alcoa, TN earlier this year.
Is your city interested in smart growth, but not sure how to make it happen? Bring in the development experts with one of Smart Growth America’s 2016 free technical assistance workshops.
Each year Smart Growth America offers a limited number of free workshops to help local leaders and residents make their communities more livable, sustainable, and vibrant. Now in its fifth year, this program helps communities find solutions to local development issues, so that participating communities are able to grow in ways that benefit residents and businesses while protecting the environment and preserving a sense of place. Over 50 communities have already received Smart Growth America’s assistance through this program.
Applications are now being accepted for our 2016 workshop series. Communities can apply for one of 12 workshop types as part of the free program, including:
Any unit or subdivision of local government, Indian tribe, or regional government is eligible to apply for these free workshops. Communities may apply for more than one workshop, but must submit separate applications for each. Applications are due by Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 5:00 PM EDT.
Got questions? Join us next week to learn more
If you are interested in learning more about these workshops or the application process, join us for a free webinar on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT. Hear details about each workshop, and what we look for in successful applications. Register to join next week’s webinar.
About the program
Smart Growth America’s technical assistance program is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Sustainable Communities under their Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program. The Building Blocks program funds quick, targeted assistance to communities that face common development problems.
Workshops for hire
In addition to our annual free workshops, Smart Growth America’s technical assistance workshops are available year-round for a fee. Our expert staff can help your community achieve its development goals. Learn more about our workshops for hire.