Collaborative Public Safety Strategies Funding
The Collaborative Public Safety Strategies funding is designed to support the development of collaborative, community-driven, public safety strategies in two locations with high levels of youth violence:
Area One: West Broadway Avenue with a focus on the corridor between Lyndale Avenue North and Girard Avenue North.
Area Two: the neighborhood in and around the Little Earth of United Tribes community in East Phillips.
The Collaborative Public Safety Strategies funding will fund new and innovative ideas for downstream interventions that build community and have an immediate, positive impact on public safety. Residents, business owners, and organizations with long-standing relationships in one of the two locations can submit proposals. All ideas must include on these categories:
- Safety: Ideas that encourage more outdoor activity and create a more hopeful environment for all.
- Activation: Ideas that enable diverse activities and programming that appeals to a broad range of age groups and interests.
- Community Engagement: Ideas that spur cultural connection and youth involvement.
Proposals must be:
- Collaborative in nature. Each idea must bring together two or more of the following categories: resident(s), neighborhood association, business association, business, youth-serving agency, community organization, cultural organization, accredited educational institution, place of worship.
- Inclusive of affected youth voice (youth are defined as 16-24 years old, that reside, work or attend school/programs in the designated neighborhoods)
- Downstream strategy-focus. Downstream strategies interrupt patterns of negative activity and behaviors.
- Responsive to the selection criteria developed as a result of community input sessions and previously conducted surveys and research.
- A new work product or new body of work. Ideas submitted should not be a duplication of an existing service. Proposals shall not seek funding for work already being funded through another source. Duplication of funding will disqualify your application.
- Applicants seeking to be the lead partner receiving funding must be in good financial standing with the State of MN and City of Minneapolis.
$250,000 will be awarded for ideas in Area One and $250,000 will be awarded for ideas in Area Two. The number of proposals funded will be dependent on the number of proposals received and the quality of the proposals. A minimum of five proposals will be funded from each neighborhood.