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The Flint Truth and Action Partnership Project (FTAAPP), a program funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, has been established at the University of Michigan-Flint to support faculty/community collaboration in efforts to empower residents and stakeholders that lead to improved education, health, employment, and overall well-being in response to the water and lead crisis in Flint.

The Seed Grant program is intended to facilitate and support university faculty in working side-by-side with community groups and organizations to enhance learning for students while increasing the capacity of the community. Partners can include local Flint businesses, non-profits, and community organizations as well as faith-based organizations and educational entities.

Without doubt, funding civically engaged courses is the foundation for the nexus of the three pillars on which UM-Flint’s mission rests: excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarship; student centeredness; and engaged citizenship.  In an effort to support the achievement of learning outcomes and community impacts associated with UM-Flint courses, FTAAPP will offer grants to expand the number of courses supported by UM-Flint that include community-based participatory activities.

Flint Truth and Action Partnership Project Funds Information

Description:

The Flint Truth and Action Partnership Project (FTAAPP) has been established at the University of Michigan-Flint to support faculty/community collaboration in efforts to empower residents and stakeholders that lead to improved education, health, employment, and overall well-being in response to the water and lead crisis in Flint.

University faculty should work side-by-side with community groups and organizations. Partners can include local Flint businesses, non-profits, and community organizations as well as faith-based organizations and educational entities.

The following types of activities are eligible for funding:

• collaborative research, creative, and cultural projects with community partners such as schools, neighborhood organizations, or grassroots groups;

• community-based participatory research that address community concerns, as requested by community partners;

• innovative teaching and curricula that bridge academic study and community action;

• efforts that engage residents in social justice initiatives and increase knowledge on how to promote changes in public policy;

• civic engagement efforts through community-based participatory service learning that embed community involvement into course-curricula.

• academic/community partnerships for project design, with the intent to seek external funding for project implementation

Projects must be completed by November 30, 2020.

Full application details available on InfoReady https://umflint.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1807725