Planning for smarter, strategic growth is an investment in your community’s future. Smart Growth America can help your community achieve its development goals. We teach local leaders about the technical aspects of smart growth development, and provide customized advice on how communities can use smart growth strategies to their advantage.
In addition to Smart Growth America’s year-round services, we offer a limited number of free workshops to help local leaders and residents make their communities more livable, sustainable, and vibrant.
Stay updated on our free technical assistance opportunities:
Status: Accepting applications until 09/15/19.
For jurisdictions that want to implement activity-friendly routes to everyday destinations, this Consortium Series will bring together transportation and public health professionals for a series of intensive, hands-on trainings. Learn more >>
Status: Closed on 08/19/18. Selected cities announced 9/18/18.
For jurisdictions that want to transform their commitment to traffic safety into practice, this year-long Academy will bring together engineers, planners, and related professionals for intensive, hands-on trainings including implementing an on-the-ground demonstration project. Learn more >>
Status: Closed. Selected cities announced 2/11/19.
For rural communities looking for support with their specific economic, fiscal, or housing needs to help them prosper. Learn more >>
Status: Closed on 06/29/18. Selected recipients announced 9/10/18.
For communities interested in using small-scale manufacturing to help revitalize a downtown or neighborhood and create economic opportunity. Learn more >>
Status: Closed on 08/01/17. Selected DOTs announced on 9/8/17.
For state DOT staff and other stakeholders to further the agency’s implementation of practical design and meet the needs of all roadway users in a variety of contexts. Learn more >>
Status: Closed on 07/16/17. 2017 recipient communities announced in 8/17/17.
For jurisdictions that want to transform their commitment to traffic safety into practice, this year-long Academy will bring together engineers, planners, and related professionals for intensive, hands-on trainings. Learn more >>
Status: Closed on 02/02/17. 2017 recipient consortium announced on 4/11/17.
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. Learn more >>
Status: Closed. 2017 recipient communities announced on 11/22/16.
For communities interested in smart growth, but not sure how to make it happen. Applicants may apply for one of our free standardized technical assistance tools, funded by the Environmental Protection Agency. Learn more >>
Status: Closed on 10/07/16. 2017 recipient communities announced on 12/12/16.
For communities interested in enhancing transit-oriented development within transit corridors or around a public transportation station, and in economically distressed communities. Learn more >>