Grants for supporting Public Space Transformation Projects

Project for Public Spaces’ Community Placemaking Grants enable US-based nonprofits and government agencies to address this inequality of access by working directly with local stakeholders to transform public spaces or co-create new ones.

Donor Name: Project for Public Spaces

States: Selected States

County: Selected Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 11/28/2022

Size of the Grant: $75,000


They do this by providing direct funding, technical assistance, and capacity building facilitated by Project for Public Spaces.

The selected applicant will have the opportunity to work with local residents and partners to facilitate a placemaking process in collaboration with Project for Public Spaces that results in physical and programmatic improvements to the space.

Public spaces are key to health, social connection, and resilience. Yet many communities lack access or have little say in how their public spaces are designed, programmed, and managed. Project for Public Spaces’ Community Placemaking Grants aim to help address this inequality by supporting public space transformation projects that engage and improve the experience of underserved members of the community.

In this informational webinar, the Project for Public Spaces team will review:

  • Goals of the Community Placemaking Grants initiative;
  • Funding, technical assistance, and other support provided by the grant;
  • Community-based planning process and the grantee experience; and

Grant Amount

Each of the two selected applicants will be awarded with a $75,000 direct grant in addition to technical assistance.

Application timeline, eligibility, and evaluation criteria.

Each selected recipient will receive:

  • $75,000 in funding for physical and programmatic improvements to a public space
  • Design, research, community engagement, and implementation support from the Project for Public Spaces team
  • Leadership development opportunities to meet and learn from fellow grantees and participate in Project for Public Spaces trainings and conferences

Eligibility requirements:

  • The recipient organization must be a U.S.-based 501c(3) nonprofit or local government agency.
  • The project site must be an outdoor space that is free and open to the public.
  • The project site must be a destination for people from across the city, town, or region. (However, the site does not have to be located downtown.)
  • The site must be located in an area where GM has a facility.

Eligible Counties



  • Maricopa County
  • Pinal County


Atlanta–Sandy Springs–

  • Alpharetta
  • Barrow County
  • Bartow County
  • Butts County
  • Carroll County
  • Cherokee County
  • Clayton County
  • Cobb County
  • Coweta County
  • Dawson County
  • DeKalb County
  • Douglas County
  • Fayette County
  • Forsyth County
  • Fulton County
  • Gwinnett County
  • Haralson County
  • Heard County
  • Henry County
  • Jasper County
  • Lamar County
  • Meriwether County
  • Morgan County
  • Newton County
  • Paulding County
  • Pickens County
  • Pike County
  • Rockdale County
  • Spalding County
  • Walton County


  • St. Louis City
  • Bond County
  • Calhoun County
  • Clinton County
  • Jersey County
  • Macoupin County
  • Madison County
  • Monroe County
  • St. Clair County


  • Bedford
  • Lawrence County
  • Fort Wayne
  • Adams County
  • Allen County
  • Huntington
  • Wells County
  • Whitley County
  • Kokomo
  • Howard County
  • Marion
  • Grant County


  • Kansas City
  • Johnson County
  • Leavenworth County
  • Linn County
  • Miami County
  • Wyandotte County


  • Bowling Green
  • Allen County
  • Butler County
  • Edmonson County
  • Warren County


  • Bay City
  • Bay County
  • Detroit–Warren–Dearborn
  • Macomb County
  • Livingston County
  • Oakland County
  • Wayne County
  • Flint
  • Genesee County
  • Grand Rapids–Kentwood
  • Ionia
  • Kent
  • Montcalm
  • Ottawa
  • Lansing–East Lansing
  • Clinton County
  • Eaton County
  • Ingham County
  • Shiawassee County
  • Saginaw
  • Saginaw County


  • Kansas City
  • Bates County
  • Caldwell County
  • Cass County
  • Clay County
  • Clinton County
  • Jackson County
  • Lafayette County
  • Platte County
  • Ray County

For more information, visit Community Placemaking Grants.