Program Solicitation: Creative Placemaking Technical Assistance Program
Proposal Receipt Deadline: January 18, 2024
For the last decade, the NEA has primarily supported creative placemaking through the agency’s Our Town grant program. In the course of this work, it became clear that many Our Town grantees would benefit from direct, hands-on technical assistance while executing their projects at the local level. In 2016, the NEA began the Our Town Technical Assistance Pilot Program to provide select Our Town grantees with targeted technical assistance. In 2020, the program was renamed the Creative Placemaking Technical Assistance Program (CPTA), and expanded to serve a serve a wider audience of prospective applicants to and grantees of the Our Town program, as well as other communities interested in undertaking creative placemaking activities.
In 2024, the program will continue to offer support through virtual programming, access to on-demand resources, and in-person technical assistance, which may include short-term institutes and/or community-based site visits to gather experts with teams of local leaders.
The purpose of this program solicitation is to select an organization (Cooperator) to administer the Creative Placemaking Technical Assistance Program.