The Mayor recently sent to out a message to urge policy makers to uphold the veto on ‘click and collect,’ a system that is prejudicial and unfair to smaller liquor stores and favors large supermarkets, which are usually parts of national chains. Attached is a memorandum that describes the reasons for his veto. In addition, the Mayor provided an article on the subject:
Parking lot sale of booze is a bad idea for binge-drinking Wisconsin
Madison Food Policy Council Announces 2018 SEED Grants Cycle
Deadline: Monday, February 26, 2018 by 4:30pm
The City of Madison Food Policy Council announces the 2018 SEED Grants cycle to address food access issues in our community. SEED Grants are small grants designed to support new and recently emerging projects or programs that support access to healthy food in our community. The Madison Food Policy Council is encouraging any organization, group, or agency that is devoted to making food more accessible to City of Madison residents to apply. Any proposal that improves the local food system will be considered. The maximum of any one grant will be limited to $10,000. A total of $50,000 is available in this grant cycle. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a pre-submittal information meeting on Wednesday, January 31, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Meadowridge Library – Community Room B (located at 5740 Raymond Rd., Madison, WI 53711. For more info contact: George Reistad, Food Policy Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-266-4611.
2018 Emerging Opportunities Program
Deadline: March 5, 2018 at noon
The Emerging Opportunities Program (EOP) was established to support new and promising projects and activities that are developed with the benefit of relevant resident engagement to address emerging opportunities or unanticipated needs. Importantly, the EOP should not be viewed as a source of funds, beyond a year or two, for ongoing program or organizational costs.
The City of Madison is seeking proposals that address issues of poverty and inequality. The EOP’s intent is to support efforts in areas that fall under the purview of the City of Madison’s Community Development Division (CDD), for example:
• Access to affordable quality services and activities for children, youth, adults, seniors and families
• Employment training and support
• Community engagement and capacity building
• Access to affordable housing and services that address homelessness
• Economic development and job creation
• Organizational capacity building for agencies working in the above areas
While proposals in all the above areas will be considered, we have particular interest this year in proposals that will support positive youth engagement and leadership development and respond to needs of youth facing multiple barriers to academic success. We also welcome proposals that require one-time expenditures designed to build organizational capacity in organizations operating in the areas identified above in order to better serve residents and communities. For more info contact: Nancy Saiz, Community Development Department, nsaiz@cityof 608-266-6520
Madison Arts Commission Annual Arts Grants
Deadline March 15, 2018 - Grant Writing Assistance Available
The City of Madison distributes funds to Madison artists and non-profit organizations through the Madison Arts Commission's annual grant programs. Project Grants provide up to $3,000 for performances, exhibitions, or events that enrich the cultural lives of Madison citizens. Arts Education Grants provide up to $3,000 for extracurricular arts-based educational programming, Legacy Grants provide up to $1,500 for organizations that provide consistent, quality events, and programs year after year; and Individual Artist Fellowships provide up to $1,500 to help support artists to create and share original work.
Attend a MAC Grant Writing Workshop. There is no cost for this one-hour workshop intended to give you a brief introduction to MAC’s grants process (workshop does not cover the BLINK program: Monday, February 5, 2018 at 6:30 - 7:30 PM, Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin Street or Friday, February 9, 2018 at Noon - 1:00 PM, Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin Street
Arts Grants Workshop Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Register here:
MAC also offers volunteer one-on-one assistance with the applications in free clinics held at the Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin & by appointment. Drop in to ask questions about MAC Grants and receive personal assistance: Thursday, March 8, 2018 5:30 - 7:30 PM (drop in, no registration required) and Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 11 AM - 1 PM (drop in, no registration required). Fifteen-minute, one-on-one sessions are available by appointment email: MadisonArts@cityofmadison.com. Contact Karin Wolf, 608.261.9134, email@example.com for more info.
Final Call for Future Land Use Map Comments (as part of the Comprehensive Plan Update)
Deadline: March 2, 2018 (Noon)
A key component of the City of Madison’s Comprehensive Plan Update is updating the Generalized Future Land Use (FLU) Map. As the City grows, this map provides guidance on future land use in our built up and yet to be developed areas. The Plan Commission reviewed community comments received on the April 2017 Draft FLU map and based on their direction an updated version has been created. This is your opportunity to provide comments on the updated version before it goes to the Plan Commission for final adoption.
We are asking you for comments (deadline March 2 @ noon) on the February 2018 version of the Future Land Use Map. All of the info is in easy to read map form: 1) Take a look at the Updated 2018 Draft Land Use Map (this map provides a city wide view and highlights areas that been recommended for land use changes since 2006) and 2) review the side by side comparison mapFLU Map FAQs. For more info contact Ben Zellers, City of Madison Planning Division at where you can compare the February 2018 Draft of the map with the 2006 Comprehensive Plan FLU Map. We’ve also updated our firstname.lastname@example.org, 608.266.4866.
CDD Funding Opportunity: Madison's Northside- A Safe and Thriving Community
Deadline: March 29, 2018 at 12:00 pm CST (Noon)
The City of Madison was awarded a grant titled Madison’s Northside: Safe and Thriving Communities through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to support and enhance efforts to further the prevention and response to youth exposure to victimization and violence, especially gun and gang violence, through comprehensive approaches to violence prevention and the promotion of youth well-being.
The action plan that forms the basis of this funding opportunity was informed by an extensive analysis of community assets and needs, and a robust planning process with Northside residents and stakeholders. This grant will support programs and projects in the following areas:
Please note: This is the first of at least two Safe and Thriving Initiative RFPs that will be issued in 2018. Additional RFPs will address community engagement, wellness and training for community residents and stakeholders in conflict resolution and trauma informed relationships.
Application materials as well as supporting documentation can be found on the CDD Funding Opportunities website.
Application due date is March 29, 2018 at 12:00 pm CST (Noon).
Community Development Division staff are committed to helping interested groups understand and work through program requirements. Please direct questions to Allison Dungan or Mary O’Donnell. You may also reach us by phone at 266-6520.
Four workshops will be presented to support interested applicants in the submission of strong proposal. Please register for a workshop.
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