National Urban Initiatives Competition

National Urban Initiatives Competition

Clark University - IDCE

In anticipation of the Congressional interest in new and creative urban policy initiatives and the need for the national administration's attention to the domestic agenda, Clark University (Worcester, MA), Community Development Training Institute (Newport, RI), Freddie Mac (Washington, DC), University of Massachusetts Amherst (Amherst, MA), and the National Community Development Association are seeking the submission of proposals to a National Urban Initiatives Competition.

We are seeking proposals that have practicality, creativity and are well rooted in theory. Proposals should translate from theory to model or vice versa. An award of $20,000 will be given to winners in each of the three categories. The categories are: 1) affordable and sustainable housing, 2) neighborhood based economic development and 3) financial services to low income communities.
There will also be three $2,500 cash awards given to the second place winners of each category. Total awards will amount to over $65,000.

All applicants must be from an institution of higher education (this includes junior colleges), which must team with one or more of a local government entity and/or a non-profit organization. Teams partially comprised of students are encouraged. Examples of applicant partnerships are the following:

• An institution of higher education & a local government entity
• An institution of higher education & a non-profit organization
• An institution of higher education, a local government entity & a non-profit organization

For eligibility, judging criteria, and submission schedule, please visit or

Related Link: Community Development and Planning Program at Clark University - IDCE

For more information contact:

Mark Tigan
Clark University - IDCE
950 Main Street
MA 01610

Phone: 508-421-3839
Fax: 508-793-8820
Email: [email protected]

Posted September 5, 2007

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