2019 Emerging Opportunities Program

What's New?
The 2019 Emerging Opportunities Program (EOP) application is now available!
Applications are due on Tuesday, October 16 at 12:00 pm (noon).  Please submit applications to EOPapplications@cityofmadison.com

The City of Madison is seeking proposals that address issues of poverty and racial inequality. The EOP's intent is to support efforts in areas that fall under the purview of the City of Madison's Community Development Division (CDD), for example:

  • Access to affordable quality services and activities for children, youth, adults, seniors and families

  • Employment training and support

  • Community engagement and capacity building

  • Access to affordable housing and services that address homelessness

  • Economic development and job creation

  • Organizational capacity building for agencies working in the above areas

Services that propose behavioral health, substance use, or disability impacts or outcomes are seen outside the funding purview of CDD and are not likely to receive funding.

While proposals in all the above areas will be considered, CDD has an interest in proposals that will support positive youth engagement and leadership development and respond to needs of youth facing multiple barriers to academic success. We also welcome proposals that require one-time expenditures designed to build organizational capacity in organizations operating in the areas identified above to better serve residents and communities. These proposals may cover, for example, costs associated with specific staff training or development, targeted consult/technical assistance, or small equipment or software. EOP funds should be seen as an opportunity to pilot a project or program or purchase training, goods or services that will leave the organization better prepared to respond to client needs, contribute to long term sustainability, or develop organizational fundraising capabilities. 


Last Updated: 09/13/2018

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