Deadline Extended: CCNYPA’s Regional Consortia Mini-Grants for Community Engagement 2019-2020, Oct. 1

Posted by Campus Compact of New York and Pennsylvania on September 17, 2019

The deadline for applications for the 2019-20 CCNYPA Regional Consortia Mini-Grants for Community Engagement has been extended to October 1, 2019.

CCNYPA is pleased to announce the availability of fifteen regional consortia mini-grants up to $1500 each to support regional efforts to cultivate civic imagination and deepen community engagement either among institutions and/or with community partners.

Aligned with CCNYPA’s mission, mini-grants should focus on one of these types: Catalyst Grants, Starter Grants, and Co-Sponsorship Grants. Each of these build on higher education’s capacity to cultivate civic imagination, deepen civic and community engagement, and strengthen CCNYPA’s regional communities. These funds are drawn from an internal grant and have been approved by CCNYPA’s Board.

All three types of mini-grants will accomplish this through one of the following focus areas: 

1)    Professional development for campus leaders such as center directors, staff, faculty, or students. Topics may include faculty development for course design for incorporating civic learning, service-learning, or community-based learning, and/or community-based research initiatives, enhancing promotion and tenure policies to value community engaged research, global service-learning, scholarship of engagement, student voter engagement, deliberative dialogue.

2)   Issue-focused convening which highlights a community-identified need and gathers multiple stakeholders for synchronizing efforts to enhance community & economic development, such as: the opioid epidemic, food access & security, community gardens, refugee/immigrant integration. 

3)   Higher education gatherings for sector groups such as Research 1, Community College institutions, or others.


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