Free technical assistance webinar materials now online

Smart Growth America recently hosted an informational webinar about this year’s round of free technical assistance workshops. Potential applicants will find in this webinar a summary of the application process, including important deadlines, eligibility requirements and where to direct further inquiries.

First, Roger Millar, the Director of Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute, provides an explanation of the free technical assistance program and discusses what makes an application competitive. Next, the technical assistance team – which includes a group of nationally recognized experts with broad experience assisting all types of communities – describes in detail the twelve available technical assistance tools. Finally, the webinar concludes by providing important logistical information about the application process.

Watch now: Click here to view the archived webinar

In this webinar, learn how Smart Growth America’s free technical assistance can help your town or city grow stronger economically by using land strategically, making the most of existing resources and using public funds to catalyze private development. Explore the twelve types of workshops that have helped rural, urban and suburban communities grow in ways to benefit families and businesses all while protecting a sense of place. Become familiar with the selection criteria for this free technical assistance and what demonstrates a competitive application. And for prospective applicants, learn more about deadlines, next steps and where to get additional resources and help.

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Want to learn more about Smart Growth America’s free technical assistance?
Visit our free technical assistance page for more information about this exciting opportunity. Full application guidelines as well as a digital application form are available there. Any questions? Email assistance [at] smartgrowthamerica [dot] org.

This technical assistance is funded by 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. Three other nonprofit organizations—Cascade Land Conservancy, Global Green USA and Project for Public Spaces—also received competitively awarded grants under this program this year to help communities get the kinds of development they want.

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