Apply for our free technical assistance

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 2017 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 sixth year, our free technical assistance program has helped more than 70 communities grow in ways that benefit residents and businesses while protecting the environment and preserving a sense of place.

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Applications are now being accepted for our 2017 workshop series. Applicants can apply for one of the nine free standard technical assistance tools listed below. Click to learn more about each tool.

*In addition to our Complete Streets technical assistance, for the first time, three applicants can apply as a consortium for our new Complete Streets Consortium Series. Click here to learn more about this new service >>

Any unit or subdivision of local government, Indian tribe, or regional government is eligible to apply for these free standard workshops. Communities may apply for more than one workshop, but must submit separate applications for each. Complete Streets Consortium Series applicants must be incorporated municipalities. Applications are due by Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM EDT.

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.