Smart Growth America now accepting applications for 2012 free technical assistance workshops

A 2011 technical assistance workshop in Maine.

Smart Growth America is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2012-2013 round of free technical assistance workshops. Smart Growth America’s free technical assistance program helps to facilitate local solutions to local issues and concerns, so that participating communities are able to grow in ways that benefit families and businesses while protecting the environment and preserving a sense of place.

Communities interested in learning about smart growth strategies are welcome and encouraged to submit an application for one of our 12 technical assistance tools:

Any unit or subdivision of local government, Indian tribe, or regional government is eligible to apply for these free workshops. Communities should select one workshop per application; applicants may submit additional applications for more than one workshop. The deadline for applications is October 25, 2012 at 5:00 PM EDT.

Information about applying
If you are considering applying for Smart Growth America’s free technical assistance, join us for a free webinar about the application process on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM EDT. The webinar will provide a comprehensive look at the free technical assistance available to communities, including programs, processes, and the application timeline. This event is free but registration is required: click here to register.

About the program
Smart Growth America’s technical assistance is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Sustainable Communities under the 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 — Forterra, 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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    2 Responses to Smart Growth America now accepting applications for 2012 free technical assistance workshops

    1. Vickie Strosahl says:

      We are a state department of health. Would we be eligible to apply? One of our grants has a focus on the built envirnment and complete streets iniatives and this type of training would be very beneficial to some or our grant awardees who work at the local county levels.
      Thank you.

    2. Alex Dodds says:

      Vickie –
      State departments of health are not eligible for our free technical assistance – unless you partner with a unit or subdivision of a local, regional government or Indian Tribe. We can also be hired to provide technical assistance workshops, and there’s no need to qualify for those. Contact us if you are interested in learning more.


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