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T4America is supporting arts and culture projects that tackle transportation issues

How can cities and regions apply artistic and cultural practice to shape transportation investments planned for diverse and rapidly changing neighborhoods? How can they positively transform these places and build social capital, support local businesses, and engage the community to celebrate the stories, cultural history, and diversity of existing residents — rather than displacing them? T4America has new grants available to help communities answer these questions.

After working closely with Nashville, Portland and San Diego over the last few years, Transportation for America is seeking to award $50,000 (each) to creative placemaking projects in three new cities that engage residents, attract the attention of local public works and transportation agencies, and spark new conversations that bring more people to the table to plan and implement new transportation investments. We are especially committed to funding collaborative projects that expand transportation opportunities and local control for low-income people, recent immigrants, and people of color living in communities that have experienced disproportionate disinvestment.

Applications may be completed online via a form on the T4America website at http://t4america.org/creative-placemaking-grants/. The application deadline for this opportunity is Friday, June 2, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Don’t miss the informational webinar happening on Thursday May 11 at 4:00 p.m.

Register now

This opportunity is made possible through the  generous support of the Kresge Foundation.

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