Apply now for free technical assistance from Project for Public Spaces

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Instructor Dan Burden leads a walkability audit workshop in Bryant, AR. Photo via Project for Public Spaces.

Did your community miss the chance to apply for one of our 2015 free workshops? Now, Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is offering another opportunity to bring in the smart growth experts. PPS is accepting technical assistance applications as part of the same EPA program—Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities—that funds Smart Growth America’s workshops.

PPS and their partners at Livability Solutions, which include leading national experts in creating sustainable communities, will lead one- and two-day targeted workshops in communities around the country. Communities will learn how to use one of PPS’s tools or workshop approaches, such as walkability audits, green infrastructure valuation guides, shared use agreements, and community image surveys, that can help achieve goals of enhancing livability, creating lasting economic and environmental improvements, and improving residents’ public and social health. Eight to ten communities will be selected to receive technical assistance this year. Applications are due January 9, 2015.

Learn more about this opportunity and apply.

Join a webinar on Friday, November 21st
To help communities learn more about this program, Livability Solutions will host a webinar on Friday, November 21st 1:00-2:00pm EST to further discuss this technical assistance opportunity, the available tools, and the process. Register for the webinar.

About the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program
The EPA’s Office of Sustainable Communities’ Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program funds quick, targeted assistance to communities that face common development problems. Smart Growth America, Project for Public Spaces, and Gobal Green USA have all received competitively awarded grants under this program to help communities achieve their sustainable communities-related goals.

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We’re currently reviewing applications for our free workshops. Winners will be announced on December 10.

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