The Resilient Communities Project connects local government agencies in Minnesota with University of Minnesota faculty and students to advance community resilience and student learning through collaborative, course-based projects.

Apply Now to Become RCP's Next Community Partner!

RCP is now accepting proposals from cities, counties, tribal governments, special districts, and regional government agencies or collaboratives in Minnesota for Large-Scale RCP Partnerships to begin fall 2020, or Small-Scale RCP Partnerships at any time. More information about each option and how to apply are now onlineRCP staff are also available to make informational presentations about the program in your community, or to discuss your proposal and project ideas at any point during the application process. Contact us today to get started!

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Meet Our 2019–2020 Partner Communities

Earlier this year, the Resilient Communities Project introduced a new Small-Scale RCP Partnership option, for communities that wish to collaborate with RCP and University of Minnesota faculty and students on a smaller slate of projects. We're pleased to announce that we'll be partnering with Scott County, Richfield, St. Anthony Village, and the City of Ramsey on projects ranging from food forests to suburban mobility hubs.

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Celebrating Our Scott and Ramsey County Partnerships

Guests at the RCP End-of-Year Event on May 9, 2019

On Thursday, May 9, University of Minnesota faculty and students mingled with public officials and staff from Scott and Ramsey Counties at the Resilient Communities Project’s 2019 End-of-Year Celebration, held in the Mississippi Room at the Coffman Memorial Student Union on the U of MN’s East Bank Campus in Minneapolis. The event celebrated the 18-month colaborations between the University and Scott and Ramsey Counties, highlighted collaborative work on more than two dozen community-identified projects, and recognized outstanding faculty and student partners.  

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