Local Technical Assistance


Local Technical Assistance 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




2019 Applications Received

81 applications were submitted from 70 different applicants. A summary of the applications, including all applications as a single PDF, can be downloaded here. Please click on the individual applications below for more information. 



Applicant Project Type
Active Transportation Alliance Active Mobility Plan
Barrington Area Council of Governments Regional Stormwater Plan
City of Aurora Active Mobility Plan (River)
City of Berwyn Implementation Plan
City of Berwyn Water Management Plan
City of Chicago - 1st Ward - Alderman Daniel La Spata TOD Plan
City of Chicago - 25th Ward - Alderman Byron Sigcho Lopez Parking and Traffic Study
City of Chicago - 45th Ward - James M Gardiner Corridor Plan (Milwaukee Ave)
City of Chicago - 45th Ward - James M Gardiner Corridor Plan (Northwest Highway)
City of Chicago - 45th Ward - James M Gardiner Subarea Plan
City of Chicago - Avondale Neighborhood Association Neighborhood Plan
City of Chicago - Beverly Area Planning Association Neighborhood Plan
City of Chicago - Chicago Department of Transportation Livable Streets Implementation Plan
City of Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Transit Improvement Plan
City of Chicago - Far South Community Development Corporation Subarea Plan
City of Chicago - Garfield Park Community Council Housing Plan
City of Chicago - Hegewisch Business Association Neighborhood Plan
City of Chicago - Kids First Chicago Transportation Plan
City of Chicago - Planning Division of the Department of Planning and Development Civic Coordination
City of Chicago - Roseland - Great Lakes Development Consulting & Construction Management, Inc. Economic Development Plan
City of Chicago - Roseland Heights Community Association TOD Plan
City of Country Club Hills Comprehensive Plan Update
City of Elgin - Elgin Development Group Economic Development Plan
City of Evanston Community Engagement Plan
City of Harvey TOD Plan Update
City of Hickory Hills Comprehensive Plan
City of McHenry Comprehensive Plan Update
City of Palos Heights GIS Assistance
City of St. Charles Bike/Ped Plan
City of Waukegan Unified Development Ordinance
City of Wilmington Sidewalk Improvement Plan?
City of Woodstock Livable Communities Plan
Cook County Bureau of Economic Development Comprehensive Plan Update
DuPage County Division of Transportation Mobility Plan
Kane County - Making Kane County Fit for Kids Active Mobility Plan Update
Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Metra Station Parking Plan (EV and solar)
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Stormwater Master Plan
Park District of Highland Park Park Access Plan
River Oaks Community Education and Development Corporation Athletic Facility Feasibility Plan
South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association Truck Counts
United City of Yorkville Industrial Development Feasibility Study
Village of Brookfield Corridor Plan (Odgen Avenue)
Village of Burr Ridge Water Supply Resilience Plan
Village of Calumet Park Developer Panel (TOD area)
Village of Dolton Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Update
Village of Dolton Subarea Plan
Village of East Dundee Corridor Plan
Village of Elburn TOD Plan
Village of Elburn Zoning Update
Village of Flossmoor Local Road Safety Plan
Village of Flossmoor Subarea Plan
Village of Glen Ellyn Zoning Update
Village of Glenview Bike/Ped Plan
Village of Hanover Park TOD Zoning Update
Village of La Grange Comprehensive Plan Update
Village of Lake Zurich Zoning Update
Village of Lansing Multimodal Transportation Plan
Village of Libertyville Developer Panel
Village of Lombard Corridor Plan
Village of Midlothian Stormwater Management Fee
Village of Mokena Comprehensive Plan Update
Village of Morton Grove Comprehensive Plan Update
Village of Niles Corridor Plan (Lehigh Ave)
Village of Niles Green Fleet Management Plan
Village of Niles Corridor Plan (Oakton St)
Village of Niles Stormwater Credit Program
Village of Niles Green Infrastructure Master Plan
Village of Phoenix Corridor Plan
Village of Plainfield Subarea Plan
Village of Richton Park Sustainability Master Plan
Village of Robbins Stormwater Management Plan
Village of Shorewood Impact Fee Assessment
Village of Shorewood Comprehensive Plan Update
Village of Sugar Grove Comprehensive Plan Update
Village of Tower Lakes Infrastructure Plan
Village of University Park TOD Plan
Village of Villa Park Comprehensive Plan Update
Village of Willow Springs Comprehensive Plan Update
Village of Wilmette Comprehensive Plan Update
Village of Worth Bike/Ped Plan
Will County Implementation Assistance

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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