American Planning Association Community Planning Assistance Teams

The APA’s Community Planning Assistance Teams (CPAT) pairs a multidisciplinary team of expert planning professionals with community members, key stakeholders, and relevant decision makers to address challenges including, but not limited to, social equity and affordability, economic development sustainability, consensus building, and urban design. Projects focus on localities with a demonstrated need for assistance, where planning resources and expertise may not otherwise be available.

Eligibility details: Communities facing a range of challenges including, but not limited to, social equity and affordability, economic development, sustainability, consensus building, and urban design are well-suited for assistance through the program. Projects focus on localities with a demonstrated need for assistance, where planning resources and expertise may not otherwise be available.

Matching funds required: No requirement, but communities are encouraged to seek in-kind services, partnerships, and sponsorships to help cover costs.

Technical Assistance Provider: APA Team of multidisciplinary expert planning professionals.

Number of Awards: 4-6

How to Apply: The CPAT initiative currently holds two annual application cycles for communities seeking planning-related assistance. If your community has a project suitable for a CPAT, download the application and submit it during one of the open application periods. Applications must be postmarked or e-mailed by the application deadline. A $50 application fee is required.

Deadline: Two annual application cycles.  Upcoming deadline is December 4, 2014

Contact information: Questions can be directed to CPAT@planning.org.

Funders

  • Nonprofit
  • Other

Types of Assistance

  • Direct Technical Assistance

Eligibilities

  • Local Governments

Topics

  • Planning