Neighborhood Resource Initiative

The Neighborhood Resource Initiative helps support your summer programming needs. Resources can included professional learning, technology, curriculum, collective marketing efforts, SMU CORE data evaluations or micro grants.

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Partner Organizations are invited to receive resources to enhance existing or new summer programming connected with Dallas City of Learning Summer 2022. 
The small grant portion of NRI closes on April 18, 2022.  

You may apply for all the other resources throughout Summer 2022.  

Resources include but are not limited to: 

  • Small Grants (financial stipends will not exceed $10,000);
  • SEL Observation and 1×1 Coaching (1 day of observation and 1 day of coaching);
  • In Kind Resource Sharing (curriculum, technology kits);
  • Professional Development (Summer KICKS conference);
  • Collective Marketing Efforts (social media promotion, lunch & learns);
  • and SMU CORE data evaluation (program roster, survey(s), and program observation)
If selecting only small grant, please select additional resources you would like for your programming if your proposal is not chosen to move to the review process.

Proposals with the greatest potential for receiving small grant resource will address four main components:

  1. demonstrate collaboration with another community partner, provider or organization,
  2. target areas within the City of Dallas,
  3. help students access high-quality experiences,
  4. elevate youth voice in programming.

Once proposal is submitted, it will be scored by an outside Advisory Committee using the DCOL Rubric. Resource notifications will be sent in May and funding installments will begin in June. The submission deadlines are below:

  • April 18, 2022 – Proposal Deadline
  • April 19 – May 6, 2022 – Funding Panel Review
  • May 16, 2022 – Decisions Released

Partners Make it Possible   |   Los socios lo hacen posible

Partner organizations offer in person programs and at home learning opportunities through Dallas City of Learning. Check out some of our outstanding partner organizations!

Las organizaciones asociadas ofrecen programas en persona y oportunidades de aprendizaje en el hogar a través de Dallas City of Learning. ¡Vea algunas de nuestras organizaciones socias destacadas!

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