Foundation / Corporation
Smart Cities Council
04/15/21 5:00 PM ET
In-kind support to USA, Canada, and International municipalities for intercity cooperation to solve global problems. Funding is intended to give cities the technological resources and support services needed to create intercity cooperation to benefit all residents. The 2021 Readiness Challenge’s theme is ‘cities helping cities.’ This is open to all cities everywhere and a Readiness Cohort Leader can be any city in the world that is willing to show leadership.
More information about Readiness Cohorts and Readiness Cohort Leaders:
Instead of Readiness Challenge Winners this year, there will be Readiness Cohort Leaders - cities that are willing to share best practices and their own experiences with other cities - so that everyone can solve common problems.
If the city wins, it will be one of several Readiness City Cohort Leaders. There is no cost to the city other than time. The city will lead (with assistance from the Council and global experts) a global effort to solve a common problem.
GrantWatch ID#: 177843
Benefits for participating:
- Your leadership will be recognized on a global stage
- You will lead a cohort of peers for a calendar quarter, accessing the power and expertise of the worlds longest running smart cities body
- For the rest of the year:
-- You will have collaborative engagement opportunities learning about leading solutions and opportunities for financing
-- You will receive expert advice and assistance in building your business case, risk analysis and implementation plans
-- You will be able to show your community progress in solving your city's problems
-- You will be showcased monthly through the Council's global digital platform, including editorial, case study development and a video interview series to share with others.
- This opportunity has a value of $250,000 - this is the benefit of being a Readiness Cohort Leader.
2nd calendar quarter of 2021 (April through June)
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
202-650-0023 ext. 103
Smart Cities Council, Inc
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Reston, VA 20191
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada: Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Yukon;
International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.
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