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Two opportunities for local jurisdictions looking to build sustainable, walkable communities

Feb 15, 2017


Apply for free technical assistance through the Transportation/Land-Use Connections (TLC) Program
For the last ten years through its TLC Program, the Transportation Planning Board has helped local jurisdictions plan vibrant communities that support biking, walking, and transit use. The TLC program provides free technical assistance to help jurisdictions carry out planning studies and design projects to improve transit station accessibility, promote mixed-use development near transit, support bicycling and walking, and more. Since the program’s start in 2007, TLC has supported 100 local projects with over $3 million in technical assistance. Recipients are eligible to receive a range of $30,000-$80,000 in technical assistance. 

Get answers to land use and real estate questions from a panel of experts

COG is partnering with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Washington to offer subsidized Technical Assistance Panels (TAP) focused on tackling complex local land use and real estate challenges. The TAP program provides expert, multidisciplinary advice to public agencies and non-profit organizations in the metropolitan Washington area. The panels – consisting of developers, owners, investors, designers, planners, engineers, market and financial analysts, and public sector leaders – provide objective answers to a wide range of land use and real estate questions from site-specific projects to public policy questions.

Submit an abstract to enhance project ideas for these two opportunities

Although abstracts are not required for TLC technical assistance or ULI Technical Assistance Panels, applicants are encouraged to submit an abstract of their project idea. COG staff will review abstracts and provide feedback to applicants on how to enhance a project concept. This interim review will allow applicants to hone project ideas to more clearly align with TLC program priority criteria. The deadline to submit an abstract is Friday, February 24 at 4 P.M.
Learn more or apply for these opportunities by Monday, April 3, 2017.

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