CTAI is Looking to Partner with Small Communities22-Apr-2011
The Orton Family Foundation has invited proposals from small cities and towns committed to planning for future growth and change that preserves and enhances their community's character--its distinctive "heart and soul" attributes. They are seeking towns where community partners are ready to work together to significantly increase citizen involvement through this approach. The Foundation will select four (4) communities and each selected community will be eligible for training, technical assistance and up to $100,000 in supporting funds over two years. Communities are expected to provide a 1:1 match through a combination of cash and in-kind resources, including a minimum $25,000 cash match.
Project applicants must include a municipality (town, village, or city) and at least one local or regional partner (public, private or non-profit). The municipality must have no more than 30,000 residents, and must have either: (1) a full-time town planner or (2) a community economic development staff or (3) a town manager that will participate fully in the project and help implement results.