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 RCP's Next Community Partner!
RCP is now accepting proposals from cities, counties, tribal governments, special districts, and regional government agencies or collzboratives in Minnesota for Large-Scale RCP Partnerships to begin fall 2020, or Small-Scale RCP Partnerships at any time. More information about each option and how to apply are now online. RCP staff are also available to make informational presentations about the program in your community, or to discuss your proposal and project ideas at any point during the application process. Contact us today to get started!
2018-2019 Partner Communities: Ramsey County and Scott County
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 >>
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 >>