Communities can use different funding sources to help finance a local systems mapping or training event.

Federal Funding

Applying for federal funding? Make a cross-systems mapping or training part of your application to receive earmarked funds. Some federal agencies offer grants that could be a good fit for a systems mapping or training event. These agencies include:

Specific relevant programs include:

National Technical Assistance Centers

National technical assistance centers may offer systems mapping events or trainings at no cost. Centers use different ways to decide which communities get these events. Some pick awarded communities from a batch of competing applications in response to open solicitations. Others work with federal project officers to choose sites that fit strategic priorities.

These centers have offered cross-systems mapping and training opportunities to communities in the past:

Foundation Funding

Foundation funding is a flexible tool in achieving agency or systems change. Write a systems mapping or training event into your funding proposal or work with your grant officer to allocate funding for the work. Foundations offering funds that could support a cross-systems mapping or training include:


The Systems Mapping and Training Center can provide systems mappings and trainings directly to communities. If interested in this approach, you can arrange for a systems mapping or training through a fee-for-service contract. Email for more information, including pricing.