The National League of Cities is launching a fourth set of free grant-writing “boot camps” this fall to help local officials keep pace with federal grant opportunities.

Submitting competitive applications for federal infrastructure money can be challenging for small and mid-sized cities, towns and villages. To assist these communities, the NLC and the Local Infrastructure Hub offer boot camps for local governments with 150,000 or fewer residents.

The boot camps have helped more than 600 small and mid-sized communities develop competitive federal grant applications by offering peer counseling, office hours and technical support according to the NLC.

The upcoming boot camps will focus on several grant opportunities available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, including the Rebuilding Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program, climate action planning, and digital equity. Registration for these boot camps closes on Sept. 29.

A special boot camp series will also be offered for cities needing help with the finishing touches of their grant applications, specifically for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC), Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART), and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) programs. Registration for these boot camps will be on a rolling basis in September.

Click here for more information and to register.