Cities in Region 6W
Access to public funding resources is important to the development of the region. Many of our communities lack time and staff to research ideas apply for public grants and loans to help finance their projects. Plus, funding sources and their programs frequently change. As your liaison to state and federal agencies, UMVRDC has direct, on-going contact with a variety of funding sources and can help you:
• Assess your project’s needs and help organize goals and objectives
• Target the most appropriate sources of funding
• Prepare and submit loan and grant application proposals
We have even set up a cost share program designed to assist with the cost of some of our services!
Below are some resources & opportunities that you might find useful. Please pass on this information to others you know.
If our office can help in any way please do not hesitate to contact us!
Deadline for applications: June 20, 2014
Offered by Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the Innovations Award is the nation’s premier award for the public sector. It recognizes programs that demonstrate creative and effective government at its best.
All units of government — federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial — from all policy areas are eligible to apply for recognition.
This year, the Ash Center is also offering the Roy and Lila Ash Innovations Award for Public Engagement in Government, a special Innovations Award that will recognize government-led innovations that demonstrate novel and effective approaches to increasing public engagement and participation in the governance of towns, cities, states, and the nation.
The top winner of the Innovations in American Government Award and the winner of the Roy and Lila Ash Award will each receive a $100,000 grant to support replication and dissemination activities in 2015. Top finalists will also receive monetary grants. Applications and additional information are available at www.innovationsaward.harvard.edu