Apply to Host a 2016-2017 Rural Design Workshop!

CIRD's 2016-2017 Request for Proposals for Rural Communities Facing Design Challenges is now open! Up to 6 communities will be selected for the 2016-2017 program. We encourage you to read more about our application, and apply!

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The 2016-2017 Request for Proposals for rural design workshops has been released!  

The deadline for submitting a proposal is Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 11:00 pm EST.

We are looking forward to this year's submissions!

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Established in 1991, the Citizens' Institute on Rural Design has convened more than 60 workshops in all regions of the country, empowering residents to leverage local assets for the future in order to build better places to live, work, and play.

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Capacity Building Calls

CIRD supports host communities before and after their workshops via informational conference calls and webinars that cover critical topics in community engagement, rural design, partnership development, and workshop planning.