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.
New in 2019! 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. The priority deadline for applications is Monday, April 15, 2019.
2018-2019 Partner Communities: Scott County and Ramsey County
Scott County and Ramsey County have been selected as RCP's community partners for the 2018-2019 academic year.
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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