Smart Growth America Technical Assistance: Small-Scale Manufacturing

Free technical assistance to leverage small-scale manufacturing to help revitalize your community and create new opportunity.

In partnership with the U.S. Economic Development Administration and Recast City, Smart Growth America is offering free technical assistance to community leaders interested in using small-scale manufacturing to help revitalize a downtown or neighborhood and create economic opportunity.

The six (6) communities selected for this opportunity will be engaged over a four-month technical assistance period.  This includes a two- to three-day site visit and a customized action plan that identifies next steps and resources available for implementation.  This is the second year of this technical assistance—read about the winning communities from early 2017.

Applications for this technical assistance will be accepted until June 29, 2018, at 5 pm EST.  Applications can be filled out online by clicking the link below or by downloading the PDF and returning it via email to

Any units or subdivisions of regional, local, or tribal government, as well as non-profits and non-governmental organizations such as community development corporations and community foundations, are eligible to apply. For more information about the program, the eligibility criteria, and the evaluation and selection process, download and read the PDF version of the application.


This application was prepared by Smart Growth America using Federal funds under award ED16HDQ3030042 from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Economic Development Administration or the U.S. Department of Commerce.

All application information will be shared with Recast City, SGA’s partner on this technical assistance program.

For more information about the program, please see review the detailed information at or watch this pre-recorded webinar at