Northside Safety N.E.T. Request for Proposals – Deadline Oct 28, 2020 at 11:59 pm CT.

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Application extended through Wednesday - Oct 28, 2020, at 11:59 pm CT.

The Northside Safety-N.E.T. (Neighborhoods Empowering Teens) is a collaborative and systems-change approach to addressing disparate environmental impacts and empowering communities of color in North Minneapolis. The partners in this collaborative will leverage their existing resources and expertise to develop and implement training for a cohort of youth (ages 16-24) around participatory action research, civic engagement from an environmental justice lens, community service, environmental stewardship, leadership, life skills training and workforce development. The main objectives are to:

  • Authentically integrate young people in local conversation and movement to address environmental justice issues identified by the Northside Green Zone task force
  • Raise the environmental literacy and practical skills of young people to create a new generation of environmental stewards
  • Increase exposure and interest in careers related to the environment, sustainability, and green enterprises

Project Location: North Minneapolis / Northside Green Zone, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411 & 55412

Project Type(s) – Youth Development, Environmental Job Training, Environmental Literacy, Environmental Stewardship, Air Quality, Water Quality, and Stormwater Management

List of Project Partners –Youthprise (youth development), Project Sweetie Pie (NGO-community based organization), and the City of Minneapolis (local government)

This project focuses on North Minneapolis, and specifically the Northside Green Zone neighborhoods of McKinley, Hawthorne, and Near North, as the community directly impacted by disproportionate environmental and/or public health harms and risks.

To review the full RFP please click below:

Full RFP 

Funding Information:

  • $65,000 - $85,000 is available for funding;
  • Funding cannot be used for lobbying or prohibited activities according to 2 CFR § 200.450
  • Eligible applicants are nonprofit youth-serving organizations that are organized and operated for charitable purposes and recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt public charities under Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • The deadline for the submission of the RFP will be 4:00 PM CT on 10-21-2020
  • Award notifications will be delivered the week of 10-23-20

Review Process:

Youthprise values community wisdom and youth voice in our grantmaking decision-making process. To that end, we are intentional in engaging youth and community to help us select our grantees. Fully completed applications submitted by the deadline will be reviewed by one or more panels of grant reviewers consisting of diverse community members and youth. The highest scoring applications recommended by the grant review panels will be invited to participate in a second-level review meeting consisting of interviews with project staff. One contract will be awarded to an eligible organization.

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