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Strong Cities, Strong Communities Challenge

Cities experiencing chronic economic distress want to create and adopt actionable development plans and proposals

Department of Commerce

Total Cash Prizes Offered: $2,700,000
Type of Challenge: Ideas
Submission Start: 02/07/2014 06:00 AM ET
Submission End: 09/23/2014 12:00 AM ET

This challenge is externally hosted.

You can view the challenge details here:


The Obama Administrations Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) initiative was launched in 2011 to strengthen neighborhoods, towns, cities, and regions around the country by enhancing the capacity of local governments to develop and execute their economic vision and strategies. This competition is designed to assist cities by leveraging innovative ideas and approaches from diverse perspectives.