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Apply for Neighborhood Leadership Program for Connecticut


With the generous support of NoVo Foundation, First Nations will establish a Gather Food Sovereignty Grant that will support work contributing to building a national movement that will fulfill a vision of Native communities and food systems that are self-directed, well-resourced and supported by community policies and systems.

Donor Name: Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

State: Connecticut

City/Town: New Haven, West Haven, East Haven, Hamden

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/18/2022

Grant Size: $2500

Grant Duration: 1 year


The Neighborhood Leadership Program is a networking, skill building and grant program for resident leaders of New Haven, West Haven, East Haven or Hamden.

What skills and practices will you learn?

  • Appreciating and using your personal strengths and core values.
  • Building relational culture in your community and with other leaders.
  • Understanding the resources and challenges involved in creating the community you want.
  • Creating and using a group of allies to support you in your work.
  • Designing and implementing a pilot project that will positively impact your community.
  • Learning from your pilot how to modify or scale up your project.
  • Developing and managing the human and material resources you need to produce effective positive impact.

What’s offered? (What you get):

  • Training: new frameworks, new skills, new practices.
  • Ongoing connections with other participants and with your community.
  • Support for pilot projects: Up to $500.
  • Support for second-stage projects: up to $2500

Eligibility Criteria

New Haven, West Haven, East Haven or Hamden residents who have demonstrated a commitment to making a positive difference through resident engagement are eligible to apply.

For more information, visit Neighborhood Leadership Program.

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