The Community Revitalization Fellowship (CRF) is a new learning opportunity to help cohorts of grassroots community leaders revitalize neighborhoods that are struggling with serious challenges related to vacancy, abandonment, and disinvestment.
This rigorous, nine-month fellowship program is a profound, immersive experience. In 2019, CRF will focus on how residents can advocate for and lead community efforts to improve vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties in order to make their neighborhoods safer for everyone.
Six resident leaders from three communities (eighteen people in total) will be selected as Fellows in 2019. They will participate in learning exchanges in each other’s communities that feature a mix of technical and leadership trainings and local neighborhood tours. Fellows will also develop strategies or projects to improve vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties in their neighborhoods to improve safety and support revitalization.
Any small or midsized community (population of 300,000 or less) in the United States is eligible to apply, including cities, suburbs, and rural municipalities. Priority will be given to communities with serious challenges related to vacancy, abandonment, and disinvestment, particularly in low-income communities of color.
Please see the online FAQs
for more information. You may also register
for an informational webinar at 12:00 p.m. EST on January 30, 2019, or send an email to email@example.com
. Questions must be received by 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday February 18, 2019, to receive a response.