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'Engage Cincy' and get $10k

CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

Put on your thinking caps, Cincinnati. The city wants to pay you for innovative ways of fostering community engagement.

The 2016 Engage Cincy Challenge Grant program is a community building competition that gives participants a chance to win one of five grants of up to $10,000.

The prize money will go toward the development, launch and promotion of plans that offer cutting-edge ideas for bettering a specific place, or all of Cincinnati.

It’s the perfect opportunity for people and organizations that have big ideas but don’t have the resources to pull them off. The competition is open to individual residents, groups of engaged residents, local businesses and organizations with Cincinnati ties. Everyone is encouraged to submit their best, most innovative project ideas and plans.

Applications are due by Dec. 1. Click here to apply.

The grant could be used to complete a project in full, or subsidizing the completion of an existing plan, city officials say.

An Engage Cincy selection committee consisting of members of the local business community, community/nonprofit leaders and City employees will vet the applications and interview finalists. They’ll then make recommendations to the City Manager who will select the winners.

City Manager Harry Black proposed the Engage Cincy Grants and said he hopes to “see truly one-of-a-kind ideas.”

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