Funding Available: Community-Campus Partnership Offers Small Grants for Work in Economically Distressed Communities

The Community-Campus Partnership (CCP) seeks proposals for projects that align with local priorities in Caswell and/or Lenoir counties. Projects must build local capacity, skills, or knowledge to address current and future challenges in the areas of community and economic development, education, infrastructure, or public health; and/or improve the livability and viability of local communities.

Small grants from $500 to $20,000 are available to full-time faculty, staff, or students of UNC-Chapel Hill. The funds will support applied research, assistantships, internships, workshops, consulting, course expenses, and other costs associated with qualifying projects. An application and guidelines are available at www.sog.unc.edu/programs/ccp/.

The Community-Campus Partnership is a campus-wide initiative to test whether multi-disciplinary teams of faculty, students, and staff from Carolina can form effective partnerships with economically distressed (Tier I) communities in North Carolina. Tier I communities face complex challenges involving public health, education, economic development, leadership capacity, and the environment, among others. In response, CCP brings together community-based organizations and teams of UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, students, and staff, to help meet these challenges in a comprehensive way. CCP provides community-based organizations with easy access to a wide range of university resources. CCP seeks to be a dynamic learning laboratory for improving communities through meaningful engagement between communities and university partners.

To learn more about funding opportunities available through CCP, visit www.sog.unc.edu/programs/ccp/, or contact Kendra Cotton, project director of the Community-Campus Partnership, at 919.843.7736 or kendra@unc.edu.

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