Heartland 2050 Requests for Proposals – 2019 Mini-Grant

The Metropolitan Area Planning Agency will be accepting Project Proposals starting December 14th through January 19th to be selected for funding by the Heartland 2050 – 2019 Mini-Grants.   Projects that will be considered are those that advance the Heartland 2050 Action Plan, and reflect the Regional Vision’s Guiding Principles of promoting equity, efficiency, inclusivity and local control / regional…

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Close the Gap for Livable Communities event recap

  On Thursday November 1st over 90 community members came to The Venue at the Highlander for Close the Gap for Livable Communities. An event organized by Heartland 2050, AARP Nebraska, and AARP Iowa. Representatives from AARP, the 24th Street Corridor Alliance, and the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency. The conference was focused on sharing best…

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Communications RFP Question and Response

MAPA is accepting proposals from qualified firms for on-call communications support for a refresh of the Heartland 2050 Regional Vision, and possibly support for other MAPA projects. Proposals will be accepted until Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. CDT. Question:  Is MAPA currently working with a marketing/advertising firm? Response: MAPA does not have an on…

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On-call communications support RFP

MAPA is accepting proposals from qualified firms for on-call communications support for a refresh of the Heartland 2050 Regional Vision, and possibly support for other MAPA projects. The RFP is available below or by contacting MAPA at 402-444-6866. Proposals are due by Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. CDT. MAPA-Planning-Communications-RFP

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Close the Gap for livable communities, November 1

  Registration required – Click here The keynote address will be given by Danielle Arigoni, Director of Livable Communities at AARP. The work of Danielle is to support AARP’s 53 state offices, and nearly 250 localities in AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, to create great places for all people of all ages. Danielle is an…

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Close the Gap: Mobility Freedom event recap

  On Wednesday September 12  65 employers, non-profit organizations and community members came to The Venue at the Highlander for Close the Gap: Connecting Talent through mobility freedom, an event organized by Heartland 2050 and Verdis Group. Representatives from the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA), Verdis Group, the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)and the…

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Connecting talent through mobility in the Metro Area

Increasing access to jobs and education is one of many benefits to a strong multi-modal transportation system. As jobs locate in the peripheries where land is more readily available, it is difficult for potential employees in the urban core to access employment and educational opportunities. Transit connects people to opportunities and reduces household expenses as…

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1 Million Cups Featuring Colleen Mason

Colleen Mason, PJ Morgan Real Estate, will be speaking about neighborhoods of opportunity at the Startup Collaborative for the weekly 1 Million Cups event, August 22nd from 9 am – 10 am. Sales and Leasing Agent Colleen Mason joined P.J. Morgan Real Estate in 2014. She has a drive for urban infill and commercial and…

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Radical Imagination

On June 6th, over 250 people attended United Way of the Midlands’ and Heartland 2050’s “Everyone Prospers: The Path to Equity” Symposium featuring Dr. Michael McAfee, President of PolicyLink, as the keynote speaker. Michael McAfee oversees strategy development and the achievement of policy wins that ensure all people in America have economic security, live in healthy…

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Heartland 2050 Restructure Gives More Clout to Committee Recommendations

Overview Heartland 2050 (H2050) has a new home. It will now officially be housed at MAPA and report to the MAPA Board. Previously H2050 was its own silo housed at MAPA but outside of the MAPA governance structure. The H2050 Executive Committee will be restructured and will now be called the Heartland 2050 Regional Planning…

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