What are Outreach and Engagement grants?
The Corridors of Opportunity Outreach and Engagement grants support innovative and effective placed-based initiatives that engage and involve underrepresented and marginalized communities (low-income, communities of color, immigrant communities, persons with disabilities) in participation, decision-making, and leadership roles around transit corridor planning and implementation.
The Community Engagement Team is pleased to announce a third round of funding, made possible by a generous grant from the McKnight Foundation. These grants will fund projects in seven corridors within the system of existing and planned transitways in the region: Southwest LRT, Bottineau Transitway, Gateway Corridor, Cedar Avenue BRT, Central Corridor, Hiawatha LRT and Northstar Commuter Rail.
How do I apply?
To learn how to apply for an Outreach and Engagement grant, please review our grant guidelines. If you determine that you are eligible to apply for a grant, please complete and submit the grant application.
The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. on Friday, November 29, 2013.
Who makes the decisions about what proposals are funded?
All applications will be reviewed by a committee of representatives from community-based organizations, with the support of Community Engagement Team members. All committee members will be required to abide by a conflict of interest policy and a confidentiality agreement. We are still in the process of forming the 2013 Proposal Review Committee. Representatives who recommended the 2012 grants can be reviewed below.
2012 Proposal Review Committee:
Ann Beuch, Blake Road Collaborative [Hopkins], Southwest Corridor
Isabel Chanslor, Neighborhood Development Center [Minneapolis-St. Paul & suburbs], Central Corridor
Monica Bryand, Headwaters Foundation for Justice [Minneapolis-St. Paul & suburbs], multiple corridors
Veronica Burt, Just Equity [St. Paul], Central Corridor
Raymond Dehn, Northside Transportation Network [Minneapolis], Bottineau Corridor
Ariah Fine, northside Minneapolis community advocate [Mineapolis], Bottineau Corridor
Becky Fink, Anoka County community advocate [suburbs], North Star Corridor
Malik Holt-Shabazz, Harrison Neighborhood Association [Minneapolis], Bottineau & Southwest Corridors
Julia Kong, Asian Media Access [Minneapolis-St. Paul], Central & Bottineau Corridors
Wynfred Russell, African Career, Education & Resource, Inc. (ACER) [suburbs], Bottineau Corridor
Daniel Yang, Native American Community Development Institute [Minneapolis], Hiawatha Corridor
What if I have questions?