Funding Guidelines Collaborative Safety Strategies
A few of the ideas from last year included: anti-overdose and de-escalation training, a mentoring program involving Native American girls and revitalization of a dilapidated park. Proposals must bring together two or more segments of the community, such as public servants, youth, institutions, residents, business owners, nonprofits, etc.
2018 Cycle Documents
The deadline to submit a proposal for Penn Avenue was extended to May 30, 2018.
Funding Areas and Allocations
- Broadway community, from I-94 to Penn Ave. $50,000
- Penn Ave. community, from 36th Ave. to Lowry Ave. $50,000
- Little Earth community, from 26th St. to Franklin around Bloomington $50,000
- Lake Street community, from 35W to Hiawatha Ave. $200,000
View Outcomes from 2017
In 2017, organizers got together in Little Earth to carry out several projects with Collaborative Safety Strategies funding in the community. You can read their final report here.
- The project must interrupt violence or criminal behavior in one of the four key areas outlined above.
- The project must be a new work product or new body of work, and not be a duplication of an existing service already being funded through another source.
- Projects that received Collaborative Safety Strategies (previously called Collaborative Public Safety Strategies) funding in 2017 may re-apply.
- At least one person listed as a partner on the funding application must have attended one of the ideation sessions.
- If applying as an individual, you must live, work or own a business in one of the four areas.
- Neighborhood or cultural organizations, local businesses, youth-serving agencies, accredited educational institutions, or places of worship may apply if they are located or serve the residents of one of the four corridors.
- All applicants must be willing to operate through the fiscal agent that the City has selected for their area.
- Applicants who have received past funding from the State of Minnesota or City of Minneapolis must be in good financial standing with the State and City.
- The Health Department will give a presentation about best practices in community safety.
- Participants share ideas with the group. If you are an applicant, be prepared to:
- Share what you’re proposing to do.
- Explain why it makes sense in your area.
- Start forming the team who will execute the project.
Be prepared to develop your proposal between April 23 and May 11, 2018. City staff will be available to assist groups in writing their proposals after the ideation sessions.
Ideation Session Dates
- Broadway Area: Wednesday, April 18, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
John B. Davis Center, Davis Café
1250 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411
- Penn Ave. Area: Thursday, April 19, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Lucy Laney Elementary, Cafeteria
3333 Penn Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412
- Lake Street Area: Thursday, April 19, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Powderhorn Park Recreation Center, Gym
3400 S 15th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407
- Little Earth Area: Friday, April 20, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Little Earth Gymnasium
2501 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Reviewers will weigh each proposal’s potential to advance community collaboration, public safety and youth inclusiveness. Review criteria will include eligibility, feasibility, safety, collaborative opportunity, community engagement and impact.
- Eligibility: Does this proposal meet the eligibility requirements outlined above?
- Feasibility: Do the applicants have the combined human capacity to implement the idea? Is the plan to execute the project clear and thorough? Is the estimation of costs reasonable?
- Safety: Does the idea encourage outdoor or public activity? Does it create a more hopeful environment?
- Collaborative Opportunity: Does this idea bring together two or more segments of the community? (Public servants, youth, institutions, residents, business owners, nonprofits, etc.)
- Community Engagement: Does it build trust among neighbors and other community members in the area? Is the project in line with the community’s stated needs?
- Impact: Will the idea result in an immediate, tangible improvement in the area? Will the idea have long term positive effects?
Proposal Review Teams
Frequently Asked Questions
How many projects will be funded?
How are funding amounts and corridors determined?
When are the awards decided?
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Email Rebekah or Cheyenne at NCR@minneapolismn.gov or call 612-673-3737.
Last updated Oct 15, 2018