CURA programs for community-initiated projects
The programs below support projects proposed or initiated by nonprofit groups, neighborhood organizations, and other community-based groups in Minnesota. The type of support available varies by program, and each program has its own eligibility requirements and application procedures.
|Center for Community and Regional Research (CCRR)||
Supports cooperative research involving community agencies in northeastern Minnesota and University of Minnesota at Duluth faculty and students.
|Charles R. Krusell Fellowship in Community Development||
Provides fellowship and internship opportunities for disadvantaged or underrepresented students at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs who have a career interest in housing and community development issues.
|Community Assistantship Program (CAP)||
Provides applied research assistance to community organizations, citizen groups, and government agencies in Greater Minnesota.
|Community Geographic Information Systems (CGIS)||
Provides GIS data access, technical assistance, and educational and training opportunities to neighborhood groups, community organizations, and local government agencies in Minnesota.
|Community Growth Planning Assistance Center (CGPAC)||
CGPAC is on hiatus pending procurement of new program funding. If you are a Minnesota community looking for assistance with projects related to sustainability and livability, consider applying for assistance from the Resilient Communities Project.
Communiversity has been merged with the Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program.
|Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program||
Provides research assistance for: community and neighborhood organizations in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and ommunity organizations and government agencies in Twin-Cities metro area suburbs.
|Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing (MCNO)||
Provides training for organizers and staff at neighborhood and community organizations in the Twin Cities metro area and Greater Minnesota.
|Neighborhood Partnership Initiative and Artist Neighborhood Partnership Initiative||
Supports innovative, effective partnerships among neighborhood organizations and youth, immigrant, or arts organizations that increase involvement of immigrant, underrepresented, and youth constituencies in solving neighborhood problems and improving the community.
|Resilient Communities Project (RCP)||
The Resilient Communities Project builds community-university partnerships for sustainability by working with one city partner per year to facilitate faculty-supervised course-based projects that meet city-identified sustainability needs.