Limon, CO will join six other host communities that were selected in March 2016: Thomasville, GA; Salmon, ID; Isle de Jean Charles, LA; Red Lodge, MT; Awkesasne, Mohawk Territory, and Chimacum, WA. Citizen Initiative on Rural Design™ awardees receive a $10,000 stipend to support the workshop and follow-up planning sessions. Each community also receives in-kind design expertise and technical assistance valued at $35,000, and additional support through webinars, conference calls, and web-based resources on

Citizen Initiative on Rural Design™ (CIRD) workshops bring communities together to craft actionable solutions to their pressing development and design challenges. CIRD is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Project for Public Spaces, and the Orton Family Foundation.