Neighborhood Partnership Initiative (NPI)
GOALS: The Neighborhood Partnership Initiative (NPI) promotes vibrant neighborhoods that engage their diverse residents, build neighborhood resiliency, and increase the collective efficacy and action in a place. NPI supports place-based organizing partnerships that:
- Increase the long-term involvement of underrepresented constituencies (youth, communities of color, the disability community and immigrant communities) in the leadership and priority-setting of a neighborhood.
- Organize people leading to neighborhood change.
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to successful applicants for a grant period of April through November 2013.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Partnerships applying to NPI must include a resident driven organization serving a neighborhood area in Minneapolis or St. Paul and at least one of the following: a Minneapolis or St. Paul organization serving the arts or underrepresented constituencies. Individual artists should apply under the Artists Neighborhood Partnership Initiative (ANPI).
- Be place based by serving a neighborhood level geography
- Identify an issue important to neighborhood residents
- Organize constituencies around issues important to them
- Clearly define the collaboration and the respective roles of the partners
- Lead to the engagement of underrepresented community members in the life and leadership of the neighborhood
- Contribute to the achievement of goals for the betterment of the neighborhood
- Funding can be used to build relationships between diverse constituencies or for organizing work on a specific issue within the neighborhood
- We strongly encourage you to contact CURA staff to talk about your project
- Submit a Letter of Interest due by January 11th, 2013
- Provide a brief (one page) explanation of: a) the partnership, including organizations involved, b) issue(s) to be addressed, c) short project description and d) impacts you hope to achieve
- Promising projects will be invited to submit a full NPI Place Based Organizing grant application due by March 1st, 2013
Jeff Corn, 612-625-0744, firstname.lastname@example.org
Neeraj Mehta, 612-644-7800, email@example.com
Ned Moore, 612-625-5805, firstname.lastname@example.org