After reviewing the funding availability, timeline, and eligibility sections please visit the Apply for LCA Grants page for details on how to apply for the LCDA Pre-Development program.
The Make-a-Map attachments and the resolution of support are required for the Pre-Development application. Site plans, elevations, and other renderings or supporting documents (perspectives, site photos, area plans, etc.) are not required but can be submitted if you have them completed.
Please save all documents as compressed PDF files with the naming format: [Applicant_Project_AttachmentName]. For example, a site plan from City Y for their Downtown Development would be named City Y_Downtown Development_Site Plan. Contact the program officer if you have any questions about how to save or attach any of the required documents.
From the online Make-A-Map tool:
- Parcel Map
- Aerial Map
- Overview Map
Enter an address or landmark in the search bar to navigate to your project area.
Click “Sketch the Project” and select “Livable Communities Demonstration Acct” from the dropdown menu. Provide a name for your project.
Use the zoom and pan buttons to navigate to your project site. Click “Sketch a Boundary” and, using the crosshair as a guide, draw the project boundary. A gray polygon with a red outline will begin to appear. Once you have finished outlining the boundary, double click to close the polygon. If there are multiple, non-contiguous parcels that are part of your project, you have the option of sketching another boundary.
Select “Print” and “Create the maps”. The system will generate three maps for LCDA; a Parcel Map, Overview Map, and Aerial Map. Please be patient – depending on your connection, it can take up to one minute to generate the maps.
Click each PDF to download them separately. See “Saving Documents” as a reminder for how to name each of the three Make-a-Map documents.
Resolution of local support from the applicant:
- Sample resolutions for projects coming from cities and counties or development authorities are available in the LCA Resource Library.
- Clearly show the site and nearby amenities like parks, trails, plazas, schools, shops, libraries etc.
Optional (if completed): You can submit up to 7 optional attachments to support your application. These can be site plans, elevations, perspectives, area plans, or other documents that show the context of your project or further explain project goals. Each attachment should be no more than 10 pages.
If you are submitting a site plan, the plan should include:
- Scale bar, north arrow, and a title block listing the name of the project
- Property lines, buildings, setbacks, sidewalks and/or trails, landscaping elements, stormwater management features, parking access, and location.