Knight Cities Challenge recognizes local group for innovative ideas

Knight Cities Challenge recognizes local group for innovative ideas

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Nearly $180,000 is on the way to the Fountain City to assist some local groups in helping to improve the community.

Two Columbus-based organizations were the recipients of grants from the Knight Cities Challenge, which seeks new ideas from innovators – ideas that will take hold and make cities more successful.

"Evolving Midtown: Lot by Lot," a local group that seeks to recruit and train residents to become small-scale developers, was given a grant worth nearly $175,000.

Meanwhile, "Urban Glenn" was awarded nearly $4,500. That group seeks to create inviting spaces with trees, lights and hammocks on vacant and overgrown lots.

In all, 37 winners were chosen for the Knight Cities Challenge out of more than 4,500 applicants.

To see a full list of the winners, click here.

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