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Funding Opportunity for Community Partners

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The first-ever InCommons Collaboration Challenge recognizes and supports innovative local collaborations in solving community problems. Communities across Minnesota are facing tough problems - economic and otherwise. Many people are working alone, disconnected from others addressing similar issues. Some are struggling to achieve scale and gain critical mass. Others are stymied because of the status quo, "that's just how we do it here."

In spite of this reality, organizations, leaders and community members are working together to advance solutions to a variety of challenges. The InCommons Collaborative Challenge celebrates these efforts. The University and Extension are not eligible to enter, but many of our community partners are; consider nominating them on the InCommons website. The deadline to complete a nomination is Friday, October 29. The first-place winner receives $25,000 toward implementation of their idea.

Diana Martenson
Organization and Program Development Specialist

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