C. Strong Proposals Will...

 

Strong proposals will include the following STRATEGIES:

 

Program Model Program Elements

Measurable

Outcomes

Applicants should effectively engage and serve  residents that  are interested in developing leadership skills that will be utilizied to increase community cohesion and engagment in their neighborhoods and communities.

Participants will identify a neighborhood issue they are wanting to impact through their work or  potential project at point of enrollment.

Participants will provide an explanation of why the issue or proposed project is important to their neighborhood or community, and demonstrate the support of other residents. This could include written statements from other residents, or participation from other residents in the presentation.   

At least 75% of participants will be people of color.

At least 50% of participants will be renters.

Organizations will provide individual and small group skill building focused on helping participants develop their capacity to take action in their neighborhoods. Training should address core skills/compentencies, as well as  additional areas of interest identified by cohort.

Participants  will be eligible to receive "seed funds" for their projects.

Organizations will identify and plan for language access, child care and transportation.

Core leadership skills/competencies to be addressed may include:

  • Project planning

  • Relationship building

  • Effective use of communication tools and technology

  • Identifying community resources for proposed projects

  • Running an effective meeting

  • Working with the City (CDD staff can assist)

  • Managing conflict

  • Fundraising/budgeting  

75% of the participants will  complete training

Participants will report increased confidence and skills  related to taking action and building cohesion in their neighborhoods.

Participants will interact with at least one city department, alder or other representative as they develop their project plan.

Participants, with help from applicant,  will complete a plan for short term focused  neighborhood based project. Project plans should include project purpose and goals, targeted community/neighborhood, recruitment strategies, timeline, project design, budget and fundraising plan. 75% of participants will complete a project plan and receive "seed funds".
Eligible costs can include stipends for participants, "seed funds" for those that complete training and execute a project, program supplies, insurance and administration costs. Particpants will receive $500-$1000 "seed funds" as baseline funding for their proposed projects. # of projects completed by end of 2019.

 

Strong proposals will provide for the following OUTPUTS and OUTCOME MEASURES:

OUTPUTS:

  • Propose a clear and accessible recruitment/screening process that focuses on target populations, and resident/participants that are committed and ready to translate their interests into relevant and doable neighborhood projects.

  • Provide at least 8-10 residents with training and support.

  • Provide no less than 25 hours of classroom instruction.

  • Provide coaching and support for participants as they develop their project plan.

  • Provide seed money and coaching for participants who have completed 75% of the training and who have submitted a project plan approved by the applicant. Note: multiple residents/participants working together on a project is strongly encouraged.

     

OUTCOME MEASURES

  • At least 75% will be participants of color

  • At least 50% of participants willbe renters.

  • 75% of the participants willcomplete training

  • Participants will report increased confidence and skillsrelated to taking action and building cohesion in their neighborhoods

  • Participants will interact with at least one city department, alder or other representative as they develop their project plan

  • 75% of residents will complete a project plan and receive "seed funds".

  • Number of projects completed by end of 2019.

Last Updated: 06/08/2018

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