participant in the Strong Cities Strong Communities Challenge, your team may
submit a Proposal as required in Phase One of this competition. You can
access the Proposal submission page by clicking on "Proposals Due"
at the top of the page, or by going to the Dashboard drop-down menu and
selecting “Proposal Submission.”
Before working on your Proposal, please review the Economic Development Proposal Instructions
page under “Build Your Plan" in
the About menu at the top of the page.
There are seven required sections
and one optional section of the Proposal Submission.
In the first section, you
will enter the list of your team members in this box.
If your team is registered
as a group of individuals, then you must only list members of your team who
have also completed the registration process. Do not list non-registered
individuals in this box if you’ve selected to categorize your team as a group
If you have categorized your team
as a legal corporation, either a recognized business or nonprofit, then you
will also list the members of your team here. For corporate teams, you can list non-registered individuals, non-profit organizations, and/or business entities, as long as they are employees of or have affiliation with your legal corporation.
After listing your team members, please identify your team's
primary contact and his or her contact information. Your
primary contact may be contacted if the proposal screening team has any
questions about your proposal or if we need to contact your team regarding your
rank order of performance.
In the next two
sections, you will upload your Executive Summary and Economic
Development Proposal. Click "Select” to find and
upload the appropriate file. After uploading each of those files, you may
click “Remove” if you decide to change the file that you plan to
submit. You can continue to upload and change files for your Proposal, until
the Submission deadline.
In the final video pitch section,
you will first upload your video to YouTube and then copy and paste your
YouTube Video ID into the box provided. If you need help finding your video ID,
click the “video” link for help. Once you click the update button, your video
should appear on the Proposal Submission page.
After completing all seven
required sections and deciding whether to submit your optional video pitch,
please click “Save Now”. When you save your Proposal, the requirements status
at the top of the page will update, showing how many of the required sections
of the Proposal that you have completed.
Before you assume that your
Proposal has been completed, check for any uncompleted requirements at the top
of the page and click save one last time. You have until the application
deadline of September
22 to finalize your Proposal by making any necessary changes.