Regional Stewardship Program
What is the Regional Stewardship Program?
The Regional Stewardship Program promotes regional and statewide economic development, livable communities, social inclusion, creative governance, and civic participation through public engagement activities initiated by comprehensive university faculty and staff. Its purpose is to link the resources and knowledge of our universities to the needs and challenges of their respective regions. Kentucky is the first state in the nation to launch a statewide stewardship program.
How does the program work?
The program provides funding for the comprehensive universities in three areas.
- Infrastructure funds support the development and maintenance of organizational structures, personnel, information systems, and community relationships necessary to sustain stewardship activities.
- Regional grant funds support comprehensive university efforts to build intellectual capacity in targeted priority areas.
- Stewardship initiative funds support specific public engagement activities at the universities that improve economic prosperity, quality of life, and civic participation in the region or state.