Smart Cities Council Challenge Grants: 5 communities will win

The Smart Cities Council is offering an opportunity for five cities to get attention and support to apply smart technologies in the community. While the opportunity is targets cities with populations of 100,000 or more – they do note that you can combine with neighboring cities to reach population threshold.

Here’s the info from the Smart Cities website

As part of the White House smart cities initiative, the Smart Cities Council commits to award five (5) Smart Cities Council Challenge Grants to help five American cities apply smart technologies to improve urban livability, workability and sustainability. For each of the five winning cities, the Council will deliver a tailored one-day Readiness Program during the 2017 calendar year. And members of the Council will deliver additional benefits to each of the five cities.

The call for entries will open October 31, 2016 and cities must submit an application no later than December 31, 2016. Winners will be selected and announced by January 31, 2017.

For more information or to register your interest, email Chief Scientist Dr. Stuart Cowan, GrantApplication@SmartCitiesCouncil.com.

I would love to see Smart Cities come to Minnesota! It seems like this could be a regional opportunity for folks willing to collaborate.

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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