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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.

Program Description
Artist Neighborhood Partnership Initiative (ANPI)

CURA’s Artist Neighborhood Partnership Initiative (ANPI) provides small grants to artists working in communities of color and/or low-income communities in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding suburbs. ANPI grants recognize the valuable role that the arts and artists play in community revitalization efforts and are intended to support the involvement of artists as key actors and leaders of community building and development. This grant program is particularly focused on directly funding individual artists or groups of artists working to build more equitable communities in the Twin Cities.

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 Visualization

Community Visualization


Communiversity has been merged with the Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program.


CURA:Tech - a civic technology incubator.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program

Provides research assistance for: community and neighborhood organizations in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and community organizations and government agencies in Twin-Cities metro area.

Neighborhood Partnership Initiative