PCRG’s Community Development Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the revitalization of urban neighborhoods in Greater Pittsburgh. Any project or program that creates a positive, lasting impact on the physical, social, or cultural fabric of a community is eligible for an award. Examples of eligible projects include community plans, neighborhood-based real estate development, greening and community gardens, and effective community organizing strategies. Any project that restores, preserves, or redevelops a neighborhood is eligible. Nominated projects can be in any phase of completion.
Nominated projects/programs will be evaluated based on their level of innovation or creativity, the amount of community engagement and/or support for the project, the use of (formal or informal) partnerships and collaborations to bring the project/program to fruition, and the success of the project/program to date. Up to four projects may be selected for an award. Eligible nominees include community development corporations, community based organizations, other non-profit organizations, for-profit and non-profit developers, architects, planning firms, churches, or any other organization, agency, or company working to revitalize Pittsburgh’s urban core.
Applications must be received by April 1st, 2016.