At the Winter 2015 SCAPA Conference at the College of Charleston, SCAPA proudly announced the creation of a South Carolina Community Assistance Program to assist communities in South Carolina that may be lacking planning resources. This new program, modeled after the APA’s Community Assistance Program, offers pro bono planning services to communities through the utilization of Community Planning Assistance Teams (CPATs) comprised of planners with a variety of skills, experience, and expertise.
SCAPA is accepting community applications for projects through June 1, 2015 (access the application online here). SCAPA anticipates doing 1-2 projects a year, with the inaugural project starting in late summer/early fall 2015. SCAPA members are encouraged to volunteer to be a part of the CPAT – we need emerging and experienced planners to volunteer to ensure this program is a success! Fill out a volunteer form here.
Want more information? Access an informational flier here, and feel free to share this with colleagues, local governments, non-profits, community organizations, and any other individuals or groups that might benefit from this new program. Visit the program website to find more information, including all forms and brochures associated with the program.