The U’s Resilient Communities Project is currently accepting proposals from local government agencies in Minnesota for assistance with projects to begin fall 2022. Selected partners benefit from applied research and technical assistance on one or more locally defined projects, provided by graduate students and faculty at the University of Minnesota from a wide range of departments and disciplines.
There are two ways to partner with RCP:
- Standard RCP Partnership: RCP is accepting proposals from local government agencies located anywhere in Minnesota for assistance with projects that advance community resilience to economic, social, environmental, or technological changes. RCP specifically encourages proposals for projects focused on racial inequities and disparities. Deadline for proposals is April 15, 2021.
- Comprehensive Plan Implementation Partnership: In collaboration with the Metropolitan Council, RCP is accepting proposals from townships, cities, and counties in the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area for assistance with projects that build community resilience, advance equity, and implement elements of a locally adopted 2040 comprehensive plan. Deadline for proposals is April 15, 2022.
RCP is an innovative, cross-disciplinary program that builds community capacity to adapt and thrive in the face of changing social, economic, technological, and environmental conditions.
Writer: Mike Greco, RCP