CD Education Innovation Mini-Grants

The Community Development (CD) Education Grant Team is requesting proposals for innovative community development education projects related to one or more of the following topics: 1). Instructional Practices and Pedagogy 2). Evaluation of Educational Methods 3). Community Engagement 4). Communication and outreach. Five (5) $4000 innovation mini-grants will be awarded.

Projects should focus on innovative applications of community development education in the classroom. This can include unique community engagement projects/strategies, working with a new/unique community audience, applying an innovative teaching technique, unique collaborations etc.

Deadline: The deadline for abstract proposal submissions is October 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. No late proposals will be accepted.

Review Process:
Each proposal will be reviewed by the CD Education Collaborative members. Proposals will be evaluated based on innovativeness, contribution to the field of community development education, quality of the research/practitioner-based project and sustainability.

*The lead author of the abstract proposal will be notified of the review decision via email on or before November 1, 2019.

Rules for Proposal Submission:

  • Submitted proposals must have at least one investigator who is a current CD Education Collaborative member. The CDE Collaborative is a virtual community of community development educators who support one another by sharing resources in CD education. To sign up go to

  • Members may submit more than one proposal.

Primary Contact's Name *
Primary Contact's Name
What educational audience will you be serving throughout the project?
No more than 250 words. This should succinctly describe the project objectives, execution plan/activities, innovativeness and overall expected outcomes of the project

Please direct any questions about proposal submissions to:

Kristina D. Hains
Member, CD Education Collaborative
Associate Professor & Extension Specialist in Leadership Development
Department of Community & Leadership Development
University of Kentucky
Tel. 859.257.3767

Funded by the:

2017 USDA/NIFA Higher Education Challenge Grant Building Capacity & Diffusing Innovation in Community Development