Center for Neighborhood Technology was awarded $4,333,000 between 1983 and 2018, including 24 grants in Housing, Chicago Commitment, What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance, and MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions.


2018 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment

Since its founding in Chicago in 1978, the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) has been a local and a national resource and innovator advancing urban sustainability and shared prosperity through initiatives in transportation, water, climate, and public policy. The organization seeks to build more livable and sustainable urban communities in Chicago neighborhoods and the metropolitan region. It does so by delivering technical assistance, research, data tools and solutions, and on-the-ground demonstrations to address environmental and social challenges. Grant funding enables CNT to flexibly respond to requests for assistance from neighborhoods, local governments, and collaborations across the Chicago region. It pursues innovative solutions in such areas as economic development, water management, infrastructure improvements, and transit-oriented development.


2010 • 3 years • Housing

To participate in The Preservation Compact (over three years).


2009 • 11 months • MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

To upgrade technology hardware and analytic software, improve communications capacity, expand resource development, and establish a reserve fund.


2007 • 3 years • Housing

In support of activities related to the Preservation Compact (over three years).


2006 • 1 year

In support of general operations.


2003 • 3 years

In support of the Chicagoland Transportation and Air Quality Commission (over three years).


1999 • 1 year

To support the Partnership for Regional Livability.


1997 • 1 year

To support research on public policies that promote metropolitan quality of life.


1997 • 1 year

To convene a regional forum of the Metropolitan Initiative in South Florida.


1996 • 3 years • What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

In support of general operations (over three years).

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