Apply to be our next Partner Community!

Apply to be our next partner community

We are now accepting proposals from Minnesota cities, counties, tribal governments, special districts, and regional government agencies or collaboratives!

We offer two partnership opportunities to meet your community needs: 

  • Large-Scale Partnership (10-25 projects)
  • Small-Scale Partnership (1-5 projects)


Successful applicants will benefit from work by University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff, from a variety of disciplines, to provide research and technical assistance with projects that advance community resiliency.

We provide assistance:

  • related to all aspects of community resiliency (e.g., environmental health, economic opportunity, social equity, community livability),
  • at all project stages (analysis, planning, design, implementation, and evaluation),
  • across all departments in your organization (administration, human resources, corrections, police and fire, planning, environmental management, public works, engineering, communications, parks and recreation, finance, & more).


We work closely with our partners to match projects with students and faculty from a wide range of disciplines—­from architecture, planning, and engineering to environmental sciences, business, public health, and the humanities.

Partner communities must support the effort through dedicated staff time and a local financial contribution.

Check out projects from our past partners, application details, contact info & more.

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