Bloomberg Philanthropies: Mayors Challenge

COVID-19 has changed daily life for people around the world and required that cities do more with fewer resources than ever before. Yet, even in the face of a public health crisis, social unrest, massive budget shortfalls, and mounting climate disasters, mayors are innovating and taking bold steps to tackle their cities’ most pressing challenges.

The 2021 Global Mayors Challenge is looking for leading urban innovations that were imagined or launched in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. These ideas can be in any stage of implementation, but must have the potential for meaningful impact and the ability to spread to other cities.

Amount: Fifteen cities will receive $1,000,000 each.

Eligibility: Cities with populations greater than 100,000 residents may apply.

Deadline: March 21, 2021.

Resource Information
Funder Bloomberg Philanthropies
Eligibility Local Government
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Sector COVID-19 Emergency Response, Economic Development/Job Training
Grant Amount $1,000,000
Deadline Closed