NEA The Citizens' Institute on Rural Design TM (CIRD), FY2019

This Cooperative Agreement will begin on or after January 1, 2019, and may extend for up to 24 months.

Program Description The purpose of this program solicitation is to select an organization (Cooperator) to plan and administer the Citizens' Institute on Rural Design™ (CIRD), a program
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of the National Endowment for the Arts.

The CIRD was created in 1991 with the goal of enhancing the quality of life and economic viability of rural America through planning, design, and creative placemaking.

In the past, the program has hosted annually up to four, multi-day workshops in communities across the nation with populations of 50,000 or less to develop locally driven solutions for improving the ways a community looks, its quality of life, and its economic viability.

These workshops have addressed specific planning and design issues including downtown revitalization, economic development, arts-based development strategies, creative business incubation, multimodal transportation, housing, and healthy living by design.
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Agency: National Endowment for the Arts

Office: National Endowment for the Arts

Estimated Funding: $79,000,000

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants are K-12 public and independent schools and school systems, institutions of higher education, community-based and nonprofit organizations, state or local government agencies, interstate agencies, and Indian tribal governments.

The Department of Commerce/ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC/NOAA) is strongly committed to broadening the participation of historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and institutions that service underserved areas.

While applicants do not need to be from the targeted geographical regions specified in the program objectives, they must be working with target audiences in these areas

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