Applications are now open for our 2017 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 50 communities grow in ways that benefit residents and businesses while protecting the environment and preserving a sense of place.

Applications are now being accepted for our 2017 workshop series. Applicants can apply for one of the nine free standardized 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 workshops. Communities may apply for more than one workshop, but must submit separate applications for each. Applications are due by Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM EDT.


Got questions? View our recorded webinar
If you are interested in learning more about these workshops or the application process, we held a free webinar on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Don’t worry, you can still hear details about each workshop and what we look for in successful applications. View the recorded webinar >>

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.

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