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2020 CED Innovation Cohort seeks proposals by May 13

Posted on April 20, 2020


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Innovation Cohort seeks Economic & Community Development, Remote Governance Solutions by May 13

The 2020 Community & Economic Development Innovation Cohort is actively seeking pilot proposals in community and economic development solutions, as well as in remote provision of governance services and other emergency response solutions for COVID-19. 

The Innovation Cohort, supported by ELGL & UrbanLeap, has announced its pilot focus area for the second year of the program: economic development and the provision of remote governance services and remote work recruitment due to COVID-19’s impacts on local government operations. 

Four agencies have joined forces to identify and address shared challenges in the cohort. These participants are now seeking pilot proposals from vendors, partners, and others interested in assisting these cities, counties, and towns with this work. Solution providers must apply by 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. 

  • The Community and Economic Development Team wants to radically improve the well-being of residents. Whether it’s funding for downtown improvements or central business district funding, they want to hear about your solution.
  • The Remote Governance Response Team is looking to find unique ways build economic resilience, both due to COVID-19’s immediate impacts and because of longer-term considerations. If you have an idea to help facilitate these changes going forward, please apply here.

Interested providers should use the links above to submit their solutions for review by Wednesday, May 13. Reviews will be conducted by the cohort team, their mentors, and their organizational leaders. Vendors whose first-round reviews are positive will be invited to attend one of the available time slots for interviews and presentations with the cohort members. After interviews are completed, the cohort anticipates releasing its final selections and notifying all vendors by June 1, 2020. 

Community & Economic Development Pilot Challenge Intake Form: https://app.urbanleap.io/form/256507161508336

Remote Governance Pilot Challenge Intake Form:
https://app.urbanleap.io/form/88997929826459 

More information about the Innovation Cohort is available at https://elgl.org/innovation-cohort/. With questions, please contact Jeremy at [email protected] or Emily at [email protected]

 

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