The 2021 Jordan Neighborhood Micro-grant program is now closed and we no longer are accepting applications. We appreciate all community members who expressed interest in the Micro-grants.
The applications are currently in the review process. All awardees will receive acceptance communication on March 26, 2021.
Pre-Proposal Information Session
Proposal Review & Selection Report Form
The Jordan Board of Directors on January 21, 2021 announced a new initiative, the Jordan Neighborhood Micro-grant opportunity through Jordan Area Community Council. The Jordan Neighborhood Micro-grants exist to broaden engagement efforts—with support from the City of Minneapolis—in order to better reach underrepresented populations.
Jordan Neighborhood Micro-grants support select engagement activities that align with resident interests, as it relates to:
Jordan Neighborhood Micro-grants range from $600 – $2,500 to conduct engagement.
Qualified individuals, non-profits and community organizations must be well-connected to the community in North Minneapolis, especially the Jordan neighborhood, and they must have previous experience engaging that community.
Selected individuals, non-profits and community organizations must do the following:
1. Identify the residents that will be targeted through engagement efforts;
2. Develop an engagement plan to 1) share information about Jordan Area Community Council with the target group, 2) share information about the proposed activity with the target group 3) gather input from the target group about the activity idea and 4) Include Jordan Area Community Council information in marketing and advertising materials.
Please see important dates below:
|Application Announcement||January 21|
|Application Commencement||January 29|
|Preproposal Information Session||February 1|
|Proposal Question Deadline||February 8|
|Proposal Deadline||February 26|
|Proposal Announcements||March 26|
|Grant Commencement||April 1|
|Grant Disbursement I – 50%||April 1|
|Grant Report I||June 30|
|Grant Disbursement II – 50%||June 30|
|Grant Report II||August 31|
|Grant Completion||September 30|
|Grant Presentation||October 21|
Applications are due no later than February 26, 2021 at 5:00 pm Central Standard Time. All applications must be submitted through the online application. Individuals who require an alternative submission process, please contact the Jordan Area Community Council at (612) 886-4539.
Step 1: Review Application Requirements
Step 2: Attend Application Information Session
Step 3: Submit Application Questions
Step 4: Complete Application
Step 5: Review Application
Step 6: Submit Application
Pre-Proposal Information Session
An applicant preproposal information session will take place on Monday, February 1, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Central Standard Time. The session provides an opportunity for applicants to receive guidance on grant activities, events and resources.
View the presentation here.
We encourage you to reach out with relevant questions on the application process no later than February 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm. All applicants can review answers to the most common questions on the MicroGrant FAQ here.
For more information on the Jordan MicroGrants, email Cathy Spann, Executive Director, [email protected], and include “Jordan Neighborhood Micro-grant Inquiry” on subject line.
Proposal Review & Selection
Jordan Neighborhood Micro-grants are administered through the Jordan Area Community Council. The grants consist of a competitive application and review process with selection by a Community Review Committee. The selection process encompasses several areas consistent with application requirements.
Applicants are encouraged to incorporate key components, including: place-based strategies, community-centered approaches and effective engagement activities.
Awardees will provide two reports, documenting their engagement activities and the input they have gathered using the report form. The first report will be due on June 30, 2021. The second report will be due August 31, 2021. All reports must be submitted via email to Cathy Spann, Executive Director, at [email protected].
Download the Jordan Neighborhood Micro-grant Report Form here: