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.

We accept proposals at any time, but for projects expected to begin fall 2021 (September through December), proposals must be received by April 15, 2021. RCP staff are hosting virtual office hours via Zoom every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays until our April 15 deadline. 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 2020–2021 Partner Communities

"New Partners" banner imageWe're excited to be collaborating this year on new projects with Carver County, the Metropolitan Council, the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association, St.Paul's CapitolRiver District Council, and the Cities of Little Canada, Woodbury, St. Paul, Minnetonka, and Victoria. 

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

Meet our partners >>


Fall 2020 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 fall 2020 semester. Projects ranged from developing a community engagement effort for a park master planning project to developing a climate adaptation and resilience tool for local government agencies. 

Final reports from each project are available, as well as recordings of some presentations.

View student reports and presentations >>>

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