2017 Technical Assistance

APPLY FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Twice a year we offer a limited number of technical assistance opportunities for communities located within Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico and Colorado. Through our technical assistance program, we provide local leaders the tools and information to build prosperous, livable communities. 

We are currently accepting applications related broadly to transportation through our New Mobility West initiative, and applications for assistance related broadly to community planning and economic development through Community Builders assistance.

We are now accepting applications for New Mobility West (NMW) and Community Builders (CB) technical assistance projects. Applicants are encouraged to contact Jillian Sutherland (970.928.3411 or jillian@communitybuilders.org) before submitting their application.

 

Applications are due May 5, 2017.  

 

Apply for CB Assistance                        Apply for NMW Assistance




About CB assistance

Focuses on four key areas: 

  1. Enabling infill and redevelopment
  2. Responding to a changing market
  3. Diversifying local economies
  4. Leadership, partnerships, and engagement

Types of Projects. CB assistance projects can address a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Develop district, corridor or neighborhood plans
  • Develop affordable housing strategies
  • Develop placemaking strategies
  • Develop and facilitate public processes

Assistance Tools. Assistance projects can utilize a variety of tools from our toolkit, which include:

  • Planning / design charrettes
  • Focus groups
  • Community visioning workshops
  • Strategic planning sessions
  • Market / economic feasibility analyses
  • Community surveys
  • Policy / code review and recommendations
  • Helping stakeholders address contentious issues



About NMW assistance

Focuses on three key areas: 

  1. State highways in communities
  2. Local capital improvements planning and investment
  3. Reshaping commercial corridors

Types of Projects. NMW assistance projects can address a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Resolve challenges that occur when a main street is a state highway.
  • Develop a Complete Streets program.
  • Develop a vision to revitalize commercial corridors.
  • Integrating bike / ped facilities into Capital Improvement Plans.

Assistance Tools. Assistance projects can utilize a variety of tools from our toolkit, which include:

  • Walk audits for specific streets
  • Planning / design charrettes
  • Educational workshops
  • Community visioning workshops
  • Strategic planning sessions
  • Policy analysis / development
  • Helping stakeholders address contentious issues

Learn more about the NMW initiative

How Can I Apply?

The application process is the same whether your community is interested in applying for NMW assistance or CB assistance. To apply, submit one application per community. Applications must be emailed to jillian@communitybuilders.org in PDF format, no later than close of business on Friday, May 5th, 2017.

It is recommended, though not required, that applicants contact Jillian Sutherland (970.928.3411 or jillian@communitybuilders.org) before submitting their application to discuss the proposed project and application process.

 

Learn more about each opportunity:

 

Apply for CB Assistance                     Apply for NMW Assistance

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