Foundation / Corporation
Smart Cities Council
In-kind support and resources to USA, Canada, and International government agencies and regional authorities to participate in a large-scale smart technology program to improve urban areas. Funding is intended to give cities the technological resources and support services needed to create sustainable communities that will benefit all residents.
Each year, the Smart Cities Council provides expert coaching, workshops, products, services, access to grants and other financing opportunities to five (5) communities in North America (Canada, Mexico, and US.) Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand (‘SCC ANZ’) has produced a similar program in Australia and New Zealand. In 2020, SCC ANZ will also produce a Smart Urban Challenge in ASEAN.
In 2020, all applicants will have free access to Smart Cities Activator, an online collaboration portal that allows cities to plan their own projects' confidentiality and collaborate with other cities globally in meeting common needs.
The Smart Cities Council's purpose for producing the Readiness Challenge is to:
The 2020 focus is on projects that promote sustainability and resiliency. How do your projects provide for a sustainable future and are they resilient considering the constant pressures your city faces from man-made (I.e., cybersecurity) and natural disasters?
GrantWatch ID#: 177843
Finalists will receive a travel scholarship to Smart Cities Week San Diego in April 2020 and/or Smart Cities Week Washington DC in October 2020 to present your smart city project plans and possibly become a Winner.
Along with workshops, travel scholarships, publicity and mentoring, the Council will be adding in-kind benefits and grants throughout the year.
The Council works with the Winner and takes into account where it is on its journey and then co-creates with the Winner an appropriate capacity development process with desired outcomes. Examples could include a custom designed on-site Readiness Workshop, a collaborative Readiness Workshop where multiple cities work together on a solution or funded participation at a conference or event where the Winner can present its winning project plan to other cities and learn from other cities and experts.
In-kind benefits and grants as they become available. The Council is negotiating grants for development of feasibility studies and business cases for Winners to accelerate project implementation.
Publicity about your city’s ‘Readiness’ to be a smart city, delivering livability, workability and sustainability to your residents.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://na.smartcitiescouncil.com/webform/scc-2020-readiness-challenge-application-request-form
Contact Form: https://na.smartcitiescouncil.com/webform/contact-us
Philip Bane, Executive Director
202-650-0023 ext. 103
Jason Nelson, Executive Director Partner Engagement
Smart Cities Council
Smart Cities Council, Inc
1900 Campus Commons Drive, Suite 100
Reston, VA 20191
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USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.
Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales
Grants to USA, Canada, and International independent filmmakers for feature-length films in eligible genres. Funding is intended to support nonfiction films at any production phase from development through post-production. Films should demonstrate effective storytelling
Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d
Grant of $9,000 to a USA, Canada, or International graduate psychology student for research and demonstration projects that foster understanding of the relationship between self-identity and scholastic achievement, primarily for children in kindergarten through eighth g
Grants of up to $7,500 to Alberta ENGOs, charities, and First Nations to address critical environmental issues. Funding is intended for community projects that strengthen ecosystems. Grants support community-based projects that typically focus on local opportunities for
Grants and in-kind donations to Alberta registered charities in eligible regions for community benefit programs. The Foundation's goal is to help enrich lives and eradicate social issues while finding long-term solutions to build strong, vibrant, and safe communities. F
Grants ranging from $750 to $2,500 to Canada nonprofit organizations and individuals for programs that promote outdoor safety and encourage youth and outdoor leaders to avoid outdoor risks. Funds may be used to train and educate youth and outdoor leaders on risk avoidan
Grants of up to $15,000 to Alberta nonprofit agencies and groups to address the social needs of the local community in eligible locations. Funding may be used to offer new services and programs to the community or to improve existing community services and programs. Gra
Grants of up to $5,000 to USA, Canada, and International individuals for research to benefit the health and safety of children and youth. Funding is intended to support research by graduate students and faculty affiliated with an educational or charitable nonprofit inst
Grants of up to $1,000 to USA and Canada animal shelters, rescue agencies, and individuals to assist with costs of urgent medical care for animals that are injured, abused, or neglected. Funding is intended to relieve financial strain, help animals recover, and eventual