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About the Central region

The University of Minnesota Central Regional Sustainable Development Partnership connects community ideas with University of Minnesota resources for the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the region. We aim to further sustainable development through fostering community-University partnerships that promote inclusive communication, advance innovative ideas, capitalize on opportunities, and affect change.

The Central Minnesota Sustainable Development Partnership was among the first Partnerships established in 1998 to serve citizens in an eight-county area of Central Minnesota including Becker, Otter Tail, Hubbard, Cass, Wadena, Morrison, Crow Wing and Todd counties. Ecologically, this region consists of the Pine Moraine and Outwash Plains.

Since its establishment, the Central Regional Partnership has supported more than 120 projects with an investment of over $2 million. An additional $3 million in funding from other sources, volunteer and in-kind contributions has supported these project efforts for a total investment of nearly $5 million.

CRSDP Project Funding Criteria

To learn more about submitting a Project Idea Brief to the CRSDP, contact Molly Zins at zend0007@umn.edu or 218-828-2332.

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