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Hennepin-University Collaborative Grant


On October 8th, 2015 we held the Hennepin-University Partnerhsip Mixer. Hennepin County Government and the University of Minnesota came together for an afternoon of discussion and collaboration on shared research and project ideas.

We are encouraging those who attended this event to apply for a collaborative grant. Below are links to an overview of the grant, a template for the letter of interest, and the grant cover page and application template.

We are offering technical advice to applicants on October 15th and 16th from 9:30am - 3:00pm, or by appointment (

Grant Overview: this details the grant requirements, timeline, and award amount.

Letter of Interest Template: required to be submitted before the grant application; due October 16th by 4:30pm.

Grant Cover Page and Application Template: Must be signed by department heads of respective applicants at Hennepin County and the University, be no more than 1,000 words; due October 30th by 4:30pm.

If you have any questions or issues, contact us at

Award Winning Program

The Hennepin-University Partnership (HUP) has been selected as the regional winner of the 2015 Association of Public & Land Grant Universities’ W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award. The HUP was also selected to compete for the national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award at the Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference at Pennsylvania State University, scheduled for September 2015.
Read more about the award.

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