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ARCHIVE: Technical Assistance Scholarship Program 

 

In 2014, Community Progress launched the Technical Assistance Scholarship Program (TASP) to find and support the field’s pioneers and “changemakers,” in order to both improve the national field of practice and effect local positive change. Thanks to the generous support from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, TASP was designed as a competitive, merit-based scholarship program for select communities that were ready to engage in a forward-thinking technical assistance process to assess, reform, develop, and/or implement systems to address large-scale vacancy and abandonment in their communities. Over five years (2014 – 2018), TASP supported 16 communities in designing innovative solutions to the challenges posed by vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties.

 

Below, we provide a full archive of all 16 past scholarship recipients to serve as a resource for the national field of practice and to share the innovative work supported by TASP over the years. Where available, each city's name links to the tailored final report Community Progress produced through the TASP engagement. If you would like more information about any of these projects, please reach out to Tarik Abdelazim, Associate Director of National Technical Assistance, at tabdelazim@communityprogress.net

 

 

2017 TASP Projects  


Albany, New York. Focus Areas: Land Banking and Community Partnerships; Vacant Land Maintenance and Reuse; Developing a Comprehensive Approach to Vacancy and Abandonment

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Huntington, West Virginia. Focus Areas: Delinquent Property Tax Enforcement Systems

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Memphis, Tennessee. Focus Areas: Delinquent Property Tax Enforcement Systems; Strategic Code Enforcement; Developing a Comprehensive Approach to Vacancy and Abandonment

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Round 4 TASP Projects: 2016 


Baltimore, Maryland. Focus Area: Delinquent Property Tax Enforcement Systems

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High Point, North Carolina. Focus Areas: Strategic Code Enforcement; Delinquent Property Tax Enforcement Systems; Data Systems; Community Education and Partnerships

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Rockford, Illinois. Focus Areas: Strategic Code Enforcement; Delinquent Property Tax Enforcement Systems; Data Systems; Community Education and Partnerships

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Round 3 TASP Projects: 2015-2016 


Cleveland, OhioFocus Area: Economic Analysis of Vacant Land Reuse

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Lucas County, OhioFocus Areas: Vacant Land Maintenance and Reuse; Cost of Blight Analysis

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St. Louis, MissouriFocus Area: Building Consensus on a Comprehensive Approach to Vacancy and Abandonment

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Round 2 TASP Projects: 2015 


Dallas, Texas. Focus Area: Building Consensus on a Comprehensive Approach to Vacancy and Abandonment

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Detroit, Michigan. Focus Area: Vacant Land Maintenance and Reuse

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Gary, Indiana. Focus Areas: Strategic Code Enforcement; Delinquent Property Tax Enforcement Systems; Data Systems

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Trenton, New Jersey. Focus Areas: Data Systems; Developing a Comprehensive Approach to Vacancy and Abandonment

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Round 1 TASP Projects: 2014 


Atlanta, Georgia. Focus Area: Strategic Code Enforcement

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Butte-Silver Bow, Montana. Focus Area: Developing a Comprehensive Approach to Vacancy and Abandonment

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Lafayette, Louisiana. Focus Area: Data Systems

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Hear From Our Past Scholarship Winners


At Community Progress, we truly appreciate the opportunity to hear from past recipients on lessons learned and positive outcomes resulting from our technical assistance delivery. Take a look at the following videos of former TASP scholarship recipients to learn more about the TASP experience and ways that we might be able to assist your community.

 

 

In addition to TASP, Community Progress offers technical assistance opportunities on a fee-for-service basis to help communities diagnose key challenges, understand available tools, and develop and implement effective strategies. Community Progress encourages interested communities to explore the organization’s fee-for-service technical assistance and other educational programming to find the best fit. Please visit our fee-for-service page to learn more.