Changes to Placemaking Grant Program

REALTOR® Associations have used tens of thousands of dollars in NAR funding through the Placemaking Grant program to build, beautify, and protect public spaces. 

Communities that offer a variety of public spaces—pocket parks, trails, pedestrian plazas, and community garden—are often more desirable making them better places to live and buy a home.

The Placemaking Grant requirements have changed in 2017 so that the grants can now be used only to fund the creation and building of new public spaces, rather than adding amenities to an existing space. The grant program is focused on projects that will have a bigger impact on a community by building gathering spots; creating destinations; bringing life to downtowns; and preserving open spaces.

For more, visit and search for “Placemaking Guide.”

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