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Answers to Common Questions on 2015 Community Innovation Fund Program

Q: What organizations are eligible to apply?

A: Any recognized Minneapolis neighborhood organization is eligible. Neighborhoods are encouraged to collaborate with other neighborhood organizations or community based organizations.

Q: How many applications may an individual neighborhood submit?

A: There is no limit to how many applications a neighborhood may submit. Given that one of the criteria for evaluating applications is attempting, to the extent possible, to achieve geographic balance, it is unlikely that more than one project will be funded from a single neighborhood.

Q: Do community based organizations include schools and religious institutions?

A: Yes

Q: When must projects funded by the Community Innovation Fund be completed?

A: Projects are expected to be initiated in 2015 and compiled no later than two years after execution of a funding contract, or mid to late 2017.

Q: Must a project be new, or can funding be requested to expand on an existing project.

A: An application may be submitted to expand an existing project.

Q: Can attachments be provided with the application?

A: Yes.

Q: In the application form, Question C (d) asks “How does the leadership of participating organizations, both paid and volunteer, reflect the communities you represent?” How should this be addressed?

A: Applicants should give a general response to how the demographics of the board and staff of a neighborhood organization compares to the demographics of the neighborhood. This can be general comparison. Detailed data is not necessary.


Last updated May 29, 2015



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