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Funding Opportunity

Blueprint Contest

This opportunity is now closed. To learn more about the funding opportunities offered through Cities of Service, please contact Amy Miller, Senior Development Manager, at 

Cities of Service Blueprints are an easy way for cities to develop Impact Volunteering initiatives based on successful designs used in other communities. Providing step-by-step instructions, blueprints include information on the role of the mayor, resources, lessons learned from other cities, as well as metrics to measure outcomes. More than 65 initiatives in cities large and small have been implemented based on the 11 blueprints already in the Cities of Service library (

Cities of Service offered prizes for the best new blueprints based on existing initiatives that demonstrated impact. These blueprints addressed a common problem facing cities, described an initiative that has already been tested, used volunteers as a central strategy, produced measurable impact on the issue being addressed, and involved a significant and meaningful role for mayors and their offices.

The submission deadline was August 15, 2014.