The National Civic League is accepting applications for the 2021 All-America City Award. The 2021 theme is “Building Equitable and Resilient Communities.” This year’s awards will recognize communities that have worked to improve equity and resilience. Equity is the fabric that allows communities to achieve broad-based economic prosperity and other goals. Resilience enables communities to face challenging times by not only preserving what makes their community great but adapting and growing stronger. Both qualities depend on inclusive civic engagement.
All-America City applicants for 2021 will be asked to discuss the strength of their civic capital—the formal and informal relationships, networks and capacities they use to make decisions and solve problems—and to provide examples of community-driven projects that have adapted and transformed the community to be more equitable and resilient.
Communities interested in applying for the All-America City Award should submit a letter of intent to apply by December 1st, which saves applicants $100 on the application fee. The application is due February 10, 2021. All applicants receive a complimentary National Civic League membership.
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