The deadline to apply for CMAP's Future Leaders in Planning (FLIP) leadership development program for high school students has been extended to Monday, May 27. Encourage a high school student you know to apply for this free, week-long summer program, where teens learn about the issues that shape our region with other participants from Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties. The 2019 program will take place at CMAP's offices in Chicago and include hands-on educational field trips around the region. Students must be available Monday, July 15, through Saturday, July 20. Learn more and apply for the program online.
Take this survey to contribute your ideas and input for the Des Plaines River Trail: South Extension Planning Study. The survey will be available through Sunday, June 30, and we encourage you to share this link with partners and stakeholders: DPR-TrailStudy.metroquest.com. The plan is being developed by the Forest Preserves of Cook County in partnership with CMAP’s Local Technical Assistance program.
Throughout the summer, the local Councils of Mayors and City of Chicago will be seeking public comment on proposed methodologies for selecting local projects to be funded through the Surface Transportation Program. Each council will adopt a methodology that incorporates performance-based programming and regional planning factors by September 30, 2019.
CMAP and the Councils will publicize each opportunity for public comment. Currently the Lake, Kane/Kendall, and Will councils are inviting comments. Details can be found here.
Up to $4.1 million in new funds for tree planting and forest health improvement in the Great Lakes Basin is available through an interagency agreement between the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Grants between $50,000 and $350,000 will be competitively awarded across three program areas: forest insect and disease mitigation; reduce runoff from degraded sites through green infrastructure; and enhance coastal wetland filtration. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 28. Learn more here, and apply at grants.gov; search for Grant Opportunity Number USDA-FS-2019-GLRI.
CMAP is now hiring for multiple positions within its finance and administration department. Visit the agency's Careers page to learn more and apply.
RainReady Community Meeting - North Chicago
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Centennial Room
3333 Green Bay Rd.
North Chicago, IL 60064
May 29, 2019
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.