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.

Become an RCP Partner Community! 

The Resilient Communities Project partners with local government agencies in Minnesota on locally defined projects that advance community sustainability, equity, or resilience. Research and technical assistance is provided by graduate and professional students and faculty at the University of Minnesota from a variety of departments and disciplines.

For our Standard RCP Partnerships, we accept proposals at any time, but for projects expected to begin Spring 2021 (January through May), proposals must be received by August 15, 2021.

If you represent a community in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, check out our Comprehensive Plan Implementation partnerships, which are eligible for matching funds from the Metropolitan Council to offset the cost of participating in RCP. Proposals are due June 15, 2021, for projects to begin later this fall.

RCP staff are hosting virtual office hours via Zoom every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays through June 15. Just drop in during our posted hours to ask a question, discuss a project idea, or learn more about the program and how it works!

More information and how to apply >>



Meet Our 2021–2022 Partner Communities

"New Partners" banner imageWe're excited to be collaborating this coming year on new projects with the Towerside Innovation DIstrict, Hennepin County Elections, and the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association. 

Check out this year’s projects, and don’t forget: There’s still time for your community to apply for a partnership with RCP!

Meet our partners >>


Spring 2021 Student Reports and Presentations Now Online

Screen capture from an RCP final presentation over ZoomRCP is pleased to share the work of our students and community partners from the 2020–2021 academic year. Projects ranged from improving wayfinding in downtown St. Paul to developing a climate adaptation and resilience tool for local government agencies. 

Final reports from each project are available, as well as recordings of most final student presentations.

View student reports and presentations >>>

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