The Knight Green Line Challenge supports vibrant neighborhoods along the Green Line and seeks ideas from innovators who aim to build a more successful Saint Paul. The challenge is a three-year, $1.5 million commitment from Knight Foundation. It is now in its second year.
Any individual, nonprofit, business, or public entity may submit a project idea. There are just two rules:
• Proposed projects must take place in and benefit at least one of six St. Paul neighborhoods along the Green Line: Downtown St. Paul, Frogtown/Thomas-Dale, Hamline Midway, St. Anthony Park, Summit-University or Union Park.
• Ideas must tap into the potential of the Green Line to create impact in one or more of these three key areas:
o Exciting current residents and attracting newcomers to the Central Corridor
o Expanding economic opportunity and breaking down divides
o Strengthening a culture of civic engagement
From June 10 to July 10 submit your project idea at knightgreenlinechallenge.org. The initial application is easy to complete; you don’t have to be a professional grant writer. Just write what you want to do and how it will make the neighborhoods along the Green Line more vibrant. Sign up for the newsletter and find more information online at knightgreenlinechallenge.org. If you have any questions, plan on attending one of two community Q&A sessions in early June (June 11th and 12th) or you can contact the Knight Foundation at email@example.com or 651-800-1807.