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Grants and In-Kind Support to Kansas, New York, and
Tennessee Nonprofits and Agencies to Develop Public Areas

Community Placemaking Grants

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Project for Public Spaces

Deadline Date:

12/01/21 12:00 PM EST


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Grants of $40,000 and in-kind support to Kansas, New York, and Tennessee nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible locations to develop public areas in which the funding source has a business presence. Funding is intended for projects that enhance communities of color and low-income neighborhoods in three selected cities where GM employees live, work, and play: Buffalo, New York; Kansas City, Kansas; and Nashville, Tennessee.

In many American cities, not only are public spaces inequitably distributed and underfunded in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color—but the people in these communities rarely have the opportunity to shape public spaces themselves.

Project for Public Spaces’ Community Placemaking Grants enable U.S.-based nonprofits and government agencies to address this inequality of access by working directly with local stakeholders to transform underperforming public spaces. In 2022, each grantee will receive direct funding for physical and programmatic improvements, as well as technical assistance and peer learning opportunities facilitated by Project for Public Spaces.

Placemaking is a collaborative visioning process that results in public spaces that better serve their communities through programming, design, and stewardship. The placemaking projects funded through this grant program will take a “lighter, quicker, cheaper” approach, which emphasizes high-impact, low-cost improvements that contribute to long-term community goals.

Technical Assistance:

Project for Public Spaces will provide hands-on technical assistance to awarded organizations in selecting, implementing and evaluating placemaking strategies for their spaces. Project for Public Spaces will help grantees to implement their own improvements and programs while transforming an underperforming public space into an active community place. For more details on technical assistance, see

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 199811

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Each grantee will receive $40,000 in direct funding for physical and programmatic improvements, as well as technical assistance and capacity building from Project for Public Spaces.

Term of Contract:

- Grant period begins: January 3, 2022
- Launch activation: October 2022

Pre-Application Information:

- Grant applicants will have until 12:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 to submit their completed application.
- All grant awards will be announced by December 10, 2021.
- Grant period begins: January 3, 2022

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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USA: Kansas: Kansas City;   New York: Buffalo;   Tennessee: Nashville

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