Community Conversations Research Competition
Application: Apr 10, 2018
The Community Conversations Research Competition provides funding for institutions of higher education that work with and in local communities to use a participatory research approach to:
- Actively engage residents and other local stakeholders in a research process
- Identify a local issue of concern to the community
- Understand what may facilitate or hinder participation to address the issue
- Create a collaborative action plan to increase civic engagement and build relationships to tackle the community-identified issue
Funding priorities include:
- Communities that are already working collaboratively to tackle a locally identified issue
- Communities that have experienced a natural or man-made disaster and are in a recovery phase
- Communities that are experiencing a social crisis, such as persistent poverty, rising unemployment, or increasing opioid use
CNCS intends to award grants that have a meaningful representation of:
- Geographic diversity
- Rural communities
- Community colleges and public and nonprofit institutions of higher education
The overall goal of the program is to strengthen national service efforts, which will increase positive economic, social, and health outcomes in communities.
Eligible applicants are public or other nonprofit institutions of higher education.
Award ceiling: $100,000 per year
Award floor: $50,000 per year
Project period: 2 years
Estimated number of awards: 5
Estimated total program funding: $500,000
The full announcement is available through grants.gov.
Submit applications through the CNCS eGrants portal.
Applicant conference call recording:
Replay number: 800.365.2419
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