Local Technical Assistance


LTA program

The 2019/2020 CMAP Local Technical Assistance Program and RTA Community Planning Program Call for Projects is now closed.


Please contact Tony Manno (312.386.8606, if you have any questions.

Please see application details here, and FAQ and Eligible Project Descriptions here.

View a full list of completed and underway individual Local Technical Assistance projects. For the latest news, download the October 2019 LTA Program update here




LTA History

With funding from a Sustainable Communities Regional Planning grant by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), CMAP initiated the Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program in 2010. The program involves providing assistance to communities across the Chicago metropolitan region to undertake planning projects that advance the principles of GO TO 2040. It is currently funded by the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, HUD, Economic Development Administration, Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois Attorney General, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and Chicago Community Trust. See below for the most recent update on project status, as well as links to several projects that are underway.  See videos of an overview of the LTA program and "Planning Locally for Livability." Select implementation highlights are also available in a GO TO 2040 case studies library.

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