CMAP’s technical assistance program offers support for our region’s communities

CMAP’s technical assistance program supports communities. It offers planning and implementation assistance, provides interagency expertise, leverages the region’s transit network, and helps build local government capacity. Our recently closed call for technical assistance projects resulted in more than 120 applications.

Here are some highlights of the work CMAP supports in the region:


Bronzeville is designated as a cultural district by the State of Illinois, is a National Heritage Area, and is the home of achievements in arts and culture, business, politics, sports, and recreation.

CMAP is working with the Bronzeville-Black Metropolis National Heritage Area to create a management plan to submit to the National Park Service.

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Calumet City

Calumet City has been working alongside CMAP and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to create a subarea plan on the city’s eastern edge that overlaps the 1st and 5th wards. The plan aims to improve transportation, minimize local flooding, and create streets that are more accessible and attractive.

West Cook Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

Five villages — Bellwood, Berkeley, Broadview, Hillside, and Westchester — have partnered with CMAP to create a complete and connected network of bikeways and sidewalks to access important destinations.

This plan will engage underrepresented groups to make communities safer for children, seniors, and other vulnerable road users.

Read about this and more in the CMAP Update.