Recent Programming Developments
The City Council, Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC), and the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department (NCR) are all taking steps to ensure that support for neighborhood programs continues into 2011 and beyond. In important step, today, the City Council voted to re-establish the Neighborhood Funding Work Group, which is a City work group that will coordinate the development of internal structures to support neighborhood funding.
Working in close coordination with neighborhoods, the Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission has recently met several times and is developing a full engagement initiative designed to reach out to neighborhoods and seek input and guidance moving forward. In the coming weeks and months, the NCEC will seek neighborhood engagement and input on how to address equity and programming issues among neighborhoods.
Meanwhile, there is new funding available for neighborhoods for 2011 through the Community Participation Program, which is now seeking applications for funding. Applications are available on the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department’s website . On the page, you can also see which neighborhoods have already applied for funding and view their applications.
As we move forward, please feel free to ask questions by getting a hold of David Rubedor at (612) 673-3129 or Robert Thompson at (612) 673-2523.
Published Jan. 14, 2011