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Placement projects sought for Realtor micro-grant prog.

(Sept. 10, 2015) The Coastal Association of Realtors (CAR) is seeking local Placemaking projects in need of grant funding.
Placemaking is a way to make the local community a better place to live and work by transforming public spaces into vibrant community places. As a place becomes more desirable and welcoming, properties around that place increase in value.
The available funding comes from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Placemaking Micro-Grant Program, which aims to assist local associations plan, organize, implement and maintain Placemaking activities in their communities.
Grant awards range from $500 to a maximum of $2,500 and CAR is eligible for two Placemaking Micro-Grants per year.
Projects must turn an underutilized space into a community gathering area. Examples of successful grant projects include seating, wayfinding signage and free little libraries. These amenities can be part of a larger project such as community gardens, parklets, farmers markets, trails, playgrounds and dog parks, among others.
Contact Sarah Rayne at 410-641-4409 or  email for more information.