Pennsylvania Campus Compact

Regional Consortia for Community Engagement

Posted on November 20, 2017

PACC Mini-Grants Available for Regional Consortia for Community Engagement

PACC is pleased to announce the availability of five mini-grants up to $1500 each to support regional efforts among at least two PACC institutions to deepen community engagement either among institutions and/or with community partners. These funds are drawn from an internal grant and have been approved by PACC’s Board.

Aligned with PACC’s strategic initiatives, mini-grants will focus on both building higher education’s capacity to deepen civic and community engagement and strengthen Pennsylvania’s regional communities. These mini-grants will accomplish this through one of the following focus areas: 1) Professional development for campus leaders such as center directors, staff, and faculty. Topics may include faculty development for teaching civic learning, service-learning, community-based learning, and/or community-based research initiatives, enhancing promotion and tenure policies to value community engaged research, and other relevant community engaged higher education themes; 2) Issue-focused convening which highlights a community-identified need and gathers multiple stakeholders for synchronizing efforts to increase impact, such as food access, community gardens, refugee/immigrant integration or other issues which draw on collective community efforts.

Mini-grant awards will be based on complete applications, compelling rationale for regional consortium, demonstration of building regional capacity to deepen community engagement, and applications which represent diversity within geographical regions and higher education sector type.

Applications due by January 5, 2018. To obtain an application, contact Michele Lowrey at mlowrey@paccompact.org.


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