Monday, January 28, 2013

Grant To Help Rural Communities With 50,000 Or Less Improve Their Economic Vitality & Quality of Life

From The Foundation Center...

[If you are interested in this grant opportunity, click "Link to Complete RFP" at the end of this blog post for more information]

"Deadline: March 5, 2013

"Citizens' Institute on Rural Design Invites Proposals for Rural Communities Facing Design Challenges


"The National Endowment for the Arts' Citizens' Institute on Rural Design (CIRD) initiative works to help rural communities with populations of 50,000 or fewer enhance their quality of life and economic vitality through facilitated design workshops. The program builds teams of local leaders, community organizations, and specialists in design, planning, and creative place-making to help rural communities strengthen their economies, enhance their rural character, leverage their cultural assets, and design efficient housing and transportation systems.

"Each community selected to participate in the Institute will receive $7,000 in 1:1 matching funds to plan and host a two-day workshop. CIRD will help communities to assemble teams of specialists based on local needs. The program also provides expert-led conference calls and webinar presentations that are open to the public on topics related to rural design.

"CIRD will provide two call-ins for applicants with questions about their proposals. The calls will take place on February 7 and February 28, 2013. Participation in each call is free but registration is required.

"Complete application and eligibility guidelines are available on CIRD's Web site."

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