Welcome to MileHighConnects.org

Mile High Connects is a broad partnership of organizations from the private, public and nonprofit sectors that are committed to increasing access to housing choices, good jobs, quality schools and essential services via public transit. By increasing resources, influencing policy, working with residents and leveraging the current and expanding Metro Denver transit system, Mile High Connects will use transit to promote a vital region full of opportunity for everyone.  Our mission is to ensure that the Metro Denver regional transit system fosters communities that offer all residents the opportunity for a high quality of life.


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Check Out the New Denver Regional Equity Atlas Website! http://www.denverregionalequityatlas.org/




DRCOG, in partnership with Mile High Connects, proudly announces the launch of the new online Denver Regional Equity Atlas, a tool to help raise awareness about the benefits and opportunities a robust public transportation network can create. You can use this interactive resource to create custom maps and view summarized statistics for your particular area of interest in the region.

 

Explore the region's population and demographic characteristics as well as:

  • Affordable and quality housing options,
  • Jobs and economic development opportunities,
  • Educational opportunities, and
  • Health care, healthy foods and recreational facilities.


The Atlas can be used by practitioners and community members alike to explore the relationship between these different issue areas and to guide investment decisions, grant making and community outreach.

 

Check it out at www.denverregionalequityatlas.org and share it with your colleagues and community members! 



New Grant Opportunities in 2014! First deadline: February 28, 2014. For more information, click on the Funding page.


Mile High Connects is excited to announce the release of our grant guidelines for Equitable Transportation Initiatives in the Denver Region.


With contributions from local and national funders, MHC leveraged a grant from the National Convergence Partnership Innovation Fund to establish the MHC Grant Fund. This fund will offer small grants for effective, integrated approaches to building healthy and prosperous communities and ensuring equity and opportunity in health, education, jobs and affordable housing as they relate to public transportation in the Denver Metro Area. More information about the Convergence Partnership Innovation Fund can be found at www.convergencepartnership.org/InnovationFund.


MHC is interested in funding effective, integrated approaches to building healthy and prosperous communities and ensuring equity and opportunity thrugh transit in the Denver Metro Area.  Specifically, we seek to fund efforts that will:

Increase resources to build affordable, inclusive communities along the transit system.

  • Influence policy to ensure that all people are involved and considered in urban and economic planning.
  • Increase resident engagement in neighborhoods directly affected by the expanding transit system.

  • Leverage the existing and expanding transit system to link affordable housing with jobs, schools and health services.

  • Work to make the entire public transit system more accessible to residents of the Denver regionís lowest income communities.


Grant Deadlines for 2014: 

  • February 28, 2014
  • June 16, 2014
  • October 15, 2014


A grant application workshop was held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. The PowerPoint presentation is available here.


A list of frequently asked questions and answers from the session is available here.


The list of 2013 grantees is available here.


How to Apply: Click here for the application.  If possible, please combine all application documents into a single PDF document and submit via email.  Please submit all applications to:


Davian Gagne, Mile High Connects Coordinator

Email: dgagne@denverfoundation.org

Fax: 303-951-9559

Mail: 55 Madison Street, 8th Floor, Denver, Colorado 80206