What's your best idea to make cities more successful?

The Knight Cities Challenge seeks new ideas from innovators who will take hold of the future of our cities

From a pool of $5 million we’re awarding grants at the city, neighborhood and block levels—and all sizes in between. No project is too small—so long as the idea is big.    

We are looking for new ideas on how cities can attract and keep talented people, expand economic opportunity and create a culture of civic engagement. Ideas can come from anywhere and not just the usual sources. Anyone with a new idea and a plan to execute it is welcome.

The rules are simple: 
  1. A submission may come from anywhere but the project must take place in or benefit one or more of 26 Knight communities.
  2. Your idea should focus on one or all of three key drivers of city success: attracting and retaining talent, expanding economic opportunity and creating a culture of civic engagement.
Apply today! Applications are open until noon (eastern time) on November 3.

Read more at the Knight Cities Challenge homepage, in the FAQ or by attending one of our online or community events. You can contact citieschallenge@knightfoundation.org with any additional questions.

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