Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design funding opportunity

The CIRD program offers rural communities the following:CIRD RFP

  • An annual competitive opportunity to host an intensive, two-and-a-half day community workshop, supported through a $7,000 cash award and in-kind technical assistance and design expertise valued at $35,000;
  • Informational conference calls and webinars on key design and planning topics for rural communities that are open and freely available to communities nationwide; and
  • Web-based access to a wide range of rural design resources.

CIRD will select as many as four communities to host CIRD workshops in the fall of 2014 and the first quarter of 2015.

Application Timeline: 

RFP Issued March 11, 2014
Application Assistance:

  • Application Preparation Webinar
  • Q&A Call with CIRD Staff
April 2, 2014 3PM EDT
April 24, 2014 3PM EDT
Applications Due May 6, 2014 9PM EDT
Finalists Notified Early June 2014
Phone Interview with Finalists Early June 2014
Host Communities Notified Mid June 2014
Public Announcement Late June 2014

Request for proposals can be found here.