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 the Next RCP Community Partner!

Cities, counties, tribal governments, and regional governments or partnerships in Minnesota are eligible to participate. Check out our request for proposals to apply for the 2019-2020 RCP partnership, or contact us for more information about the program. Staff are available to explain how the program works or arrange a presentation to senior staff or elected officials. The deadline for proposals for the 2019-2020 partnership year is Friday, February 15, 2019. Register for our Webinar on November 15 to learn about the application process.  
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2018-2019 Community Partners: Scott County and Ramsey County 

Scott County and Ramsey County have been selected as RCP's community partners for the 2018-2019 academic year

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Scott County is a rapidly growing and diversifying area in the southwestern Twin Cities metropolitan area known for its blend of urban, suburban, and rural environments complemented by spectacular natural resources and a rich cultural history. RCP will partner with Scott County on 14 projects, including investigating self-serve libraries, planting edible landscapes, diversifying agricultural production, fostering employer-assisted housing, and planning for autonomous vehicles.
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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 will partner with Ramsey County on 15 projects, including removing transportation barriers to employment, building resilience among youth and vulnerable populations, strengthening collaboration on climate resilience, reducing food waste and food insecurity, and increasing voter participation. 
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