What is the Reconstruct Challenge?

The Reconstruct Challenge is a platform that finds innovative solutions to structural inefficiencies in our communities, funds a proof of concept of those innovations in the Louisville/Southern Indiana region, and helps those solutions scale.

Who can apply?

You must apply on behalf of a company incorporated in the United States. For-profits and nonprofits welcome!

Do you have to be located in Louisville?

As long as your company is incorporated in the United States, you can be located anywhere. You must implement your solution in either Jefferson County, KY, Floyd County, IN, or Clark County, IN, but you do not need to relocate your business here.

How do I apply?

You can register and apply through Survey Monkey. Registration will go live on February 1st. Applications will open on March 1st.

How will proposals be assessed?

Each proposal will be reviewed by at least 3 members of our Evaluation Panel.

Based off the following traits:

Feasible - Does the proposal demonstrate the necessary experience and knowledge to successfully implement the proposed solution in Louisville/Southern Indiana? Does the project budget seem reasonable? Is the solution financially sustainable?

Impactful - Are there demonstrated results that the proposed solution will help decrease the barriers to/challenges with employment in Louisville/Southern Indiana? Are the needs of the target beneficiaries addressed?

Scalable - Is the project well-positioned to grow into other markets/regions?

Enduring - Is the approach durable with a high potential to succeed and result in decreasing the barriers to employment? Is the proposed solution innovative, effective and efficient as it responds to needs of those struggling to find/maintain employment or provide adequately for themselves and their families?

If the proposal makes it to the finalist stage, they will have a phone interview with a member of our Final Selection Team.