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The ULI Curtis Infrastructure Initiative seeking District Council proposals for technical assistance and capacity building that address common infrastructure challenges where public/private partnerships can facilitate local actions, policies, and practices to enable more equitable and resilient investments that enhance long-term community value.
District Councils will receive $15,000 to support the cost of participating in this opportunity.
This grant opportunity, led by the Curtis Infrastructure Initiative, will provide $15,000 to four District Councils to launch a cohort of technical assistance projects over the course of a year. These projects are intended to provide recommendations and take local action to address complex infrastructure challenges. This is an exciting opportunity for ULI members to leverage their leadership positions to help accelerate the implementation of critical infrastructure solutions while growing their networks of other members and communities facing similar issues. Additional calls for year-long proposals will occur in 2022.
Proposals should focus on creating impact through the implementation of a plan of action resulting in outcomes such as shifts in policy and practice, change in community/industry prioritization, change in design/planning, and/or new infrastructure projects. For example, this plan of action could be generated as a result of the proposal through a TAP, workshop or District Council convened Task Force or assist in the implementation of an existing plan of action. District Council proposals must demonstrate support and buy-in by a local jurisdiction and/or implementing agency (e.g., BID, MPO, or Utility). Joint District Council proposals will be considered. This is not intended to be a research program but instead result in plan of action which will be documented in a final report.
Selected District Council proposals will form a cohort comprised of ULI members, local leaders, and other global experts to meet regularly to identify key issues, share best practices, and provide project support/technical assistance. The cohort will be convened based on the proposals selected. This work will be informed by research undertaken by ULI and other organizations, summarized in issue briefs drafted by the ULI Curtis Infrastructure Initiative.
Eligibility for Participation
This is a global opportunity. The ULI Curtis Infrastructure Initiative hopes to fund at least one project outside of the United States. Project proposals do not need to be fully developed in order to apply for this grant opportunity. The ULI Curtis Infrastructure Initiative will work with selected awardees to refine the project scope and deliverables with an MOU to be signed.
For more information and submittal, please email [email protected]. Statement of interest forms are due Wednesday, September 15, 2021.