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.

Now Accepting Applications for Small-Scale RCP Partnerships!

Cities, counties, tribal governments, and regional governments or partnerships in Minnesota are eligible to participate in this new partnership opportunity. The Small-Scale RCP Partnership is designed to offer greater flexibility with the same, highly-regarded benefits at more manageable scale for Minnesota communities. Staff are available to talk about the program or arrange a presentation to senior staff or elected officials. Contact us for more information. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 
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2018-2019 Partner Communities: Ramsey County and Scott County 

Ramsey Gov Center

Ramsey County is located in the heart of the Twin Cities metropolitan area and is home to the state’s capital, Saint Paul, a vibrant local economy, and about 10% of Minnesota’s population. RCP is partnering with Ramsey County on 14 projects, including removing transportation barriers to employment, strengthening collaboration on climate resilience, reducing food waste and food insecurity, planning for future transit investments, and increasing voter participation. Learn more >> 


SC gov center

Scott County is a rapidly growing and diversifying area southwest of the Twin Cities that is known for its mix of urban, suburban, and rural environments complemented by spectacular natural resources and a rich cultural history. RCP is collaborating with Scott County on 14 projects, including investigating the feasibility of self-serve libraries, creating edible landscapes, diversifying agricultural production, fostering employer-assisted housing, and planning for autonomous vehicles. Learn more >>

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