Applications now being accepted for Smart Growth America’s 2014 free technical assistance workshops

Technical assistance workshop
A technical assistance workshop in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Applications are now being accepted for Smart Growth America’s 2014 free technical assistance workshops. Each year Smart Growth America offers free assistance to local communities interested in building stronger local economies and creating great neighborhoods. These workshops will be awarded to a limited number of qualifying communities.

Now in its third year, this free workshop program helps city, county and regional leaders find solutions to local issues and concerns. Our workshops help participating communities to grow in ways that benefit families and businesses while protecting the environment and preserving a sense of place.

Smart Growth America will again offer 12 types of workshop as part of the free program, including:

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. Applications are due by Friday, December 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM EST.

Join us next week to learn about this program
If you’re interested in learning more about our free workshops or how to apply for this opportunity, join us for a webinar on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 2:00 PM EST to learn more about the application process. Click here to register for the webinar.


Click here to view the archived webinar
Click here to download the presentation (PDF)

About the program
Smart Growth America’s free technical assistance workshops are made possible by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 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. One other nonprofit organization—Global Green USA—also received a competitively awarded grant under this program this year to help communities get the kinds of development they want.

In addition to our annual free workshops, Smart Growth America’s technical assistance is available year round for a fee. Our expert staff can help your community achieve its development goals. Learn more about our workshops >>

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    2 Responses to Applications now being accepted for Smart Growth America’s 2014 free technical assistance workshops

    1. Guy Hopkins says:

      I received this announcement on Nov 7th and am extremely interested in this.

      I am a Regional Planner in Eastern Montana. My service area is 42,814 SQUARE MILES, approximately the size of New York, and cover the 16 easternmost counties and municipalities, a total population base of approximately 75,000 +/- people of Eastern Montana. My position was developed to help these communities deal with explosive expansion due to the oil and gas industry in Montana. It is a MAJOR planning opportunity to be capitalized on.

      I would very much like to find out how I can watch the webinar that was conducted. Please let me know. Thank you.


      Guy Hopkins
      Regional Planner
      Eastern Montana Impact Coalition
      W) 406-852-4799

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