Phase 1

Five finalists each received an equal share of the $500,000 cash prize pool.

Phase 2

One grand-prize winner will receive an additional $100,000 in cash prizes.

Two years of ongoing support

Expert resources

In addition to cash prizes, finalists will receive expert assistance and resources to help plan, run, refine, and report on their programs throughout the two-year community implementation period. 

On-the-ground support

The challenge hired a paid Community Engagement Manager (CEM) for each finalist, valued at approximately $100,000 over the two-year period. The CEM will help with on-the-ground setup, program refinement, and reporting. Finalists had the opportunity to recommend CEM candidates and participate in the recruitment process.