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Grounded Solutions Network is currently accepting applications for its Technical Solutions Fund. This opportunity allows Grounded Solutions Members with established programs to apply for technical assistance services, training delivery, peer exchange stipends and grants with the goal of solving technical problems and enhancing program sustainability.
Awards will be made under three general categories:
Grounded Solutions Network seeks practitioners willing and interested in sharing their experiences and expertise with others through peer exchange and consulting. We welcome applications from individuals or organizations with a variety of expertise related to municipal and nonprofit affordable housing programs, community land trusts, local and state policies for inclusive communities, and other areas related to our mission. In particular, we encourage practitioners seeking to begin or expand their consulting and leadership experience to respond to this call, as no experience is required.
Grounded Solutions Network is pleased to announce the Start-up CLT Exploration Program, targeted at community groups or new community land trust organizations looking to learn more about CLT model and how it can work in their community. If you’re interested in participating, we’re excited to accept you into the program. Starting in February 2017, the program will include access to:
• Interactive ”Office Hour” sessions with Grounded Solutions Network staff and current CLT
practitioners to problem solve issues or concerns that you may be experiencing as your program
• A series of webinars about community land trust development and management;
• Technical assistance (by phone and email) from Grounded Solutions Network staff.
Grounded Solutions Network is currently accepting applications for our Start-up CLT Capacity Building
Initiative (CBI) which offers business and strategic planning support to community groups or new community land trust organizations. Starting in March, 2017, the eight-month business & strategic planning program will include:
• A two-day in-person training on CLT and/or business & strategic planning related topics;
• Access to an expert consultant to guide the business & strategic planning and writing processes;
• Site-visits and one-on-one technical assistance from the consultant and/or staff; and
• A complimentary registration and travel expenses to the 2017 Intersections National Conference in Oakland, CA (pending funding availability).
Grounded Solutions Network is pleased to share the opportunity for qualified participants to apply for Business Planning Coaching to pursue an inspiring idea for a new line of business or social venture. Applicants must be current Grounded Solutions Network members who have completed an Organizational Assessment and attended the Mission and Money training through our Business Planning Program. Coaching leverages the tools and resources applicants learned through the Mission and Money training, as well as the deepened understanding of the organization’s strengths, gaps and opportunities identified in the Organizational Assessment, in order to create a business plan.Learn More & Apply
Grounded Solutions Network is currently accepting nominations for the Ambassador Initiative. Through the Ambassador Initiative, Grounded Solutions Network will amplify the voices of our Members and their residents in order to advance national policies. We will accomplish this by engaging Ambassadors in skill development webinars and other activities that develop strong leaders and advocates.
Ambassadors are homeowners, renters, or cooperative shareholders currently living in homes created by Grounded Solutions Network Members. Ambassadors can be from community land trust organizations, inclusionary housing programs or any other type of shared-equity housing. In order to ensure diversity in our Ambassador Initiative, this year Grounded Solutions Network is particularly interested in receiving nominations from:
• Programs operating in the Midwest, Rocky Mountain West and South;
• Inclusionary housing programs and their partners;
• Renters, cooperative shareholders and condominium owners;
• Communities of color.
Ambassadors will meet quarterly to advance an agenda formed by and for the Ambassadors.
The Ambassador Initiative will be accepting applications again in Q4 2017.