Coastal Realtors Seeks Placemaking Projects for Grant Opportunity

The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) is seeking local Placemaking projects in need of grant funding.

Placemaking is a way to make your community a better place to live and work by transforming public spaces into vibrant community places. As a place becomes more desirable and welcoming, properties around that place increase in value.

The available funding comes from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Placemaking Micro-Grant Program, which aims to assist local associations plan, organize, implement, and maintain Placemaking activities in their communities.

Grant awards range from $500 to a maximum of $2,500 and CAR is eligible for two Placemaking Micro-Grants per year.

Projects must turn an underutilized space into a community gathering area. Examples of successful grant projects include seating, wayfinding signage, free little libraries, and more. These amenities can be part of a larger project such as community gardens, parklets, farmers markets, trails, playgrounds, and dog parks, among others.

Contact Sarah Rayne at 410-641-4409 or for more information.

More about Coastal Association of REALTORS®

Coastal Association of REALTORS® is the leading local advocacy group in the real estate industry on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. Coastal REALTORS® works in partnership with its members to promote home ownership and preserve, protect, and advocate private property rights. The organization supports 1,000 REALTORS® who serve Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties.

For more information on Coastal REALTORS®, visit The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark unique to real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics.


MEDIA CONTACT: Sarah Rayne / 410-641-4409/

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