The window for submitting a proposal to both the Ignite Louisville and Encore Louisville programs is now open and will close February 9th.

Use this one application to apply for an Ignite Louisville or Encore Louisville Team. You can indicate at the end of this form which program you believe best suits your needs, but ultimately it will be up to a panel of graduates of both programs who will determine which is the best fit for your project. If you would like assistance with your application we are happy to help, please contact Jo Lloyd-Triplett at or (502) 753-6502.

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Consider writing the answers to the longer questions in a separate document and copying them into the form. If you have any questions, please contact Jo Lloyd-Triplett at (502) 753-6502 or

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  • About submitting a letter from your Board of Directors

    If chosen to make a pitch for an Ignite Louisville team you will be required to submit a letter of support from your Board of Directors via email to,

    All proposals will be reviewed by graduates of the Ignite Louisville and Encore Louisville programs. You will be contacted by a Leadership Louisville Center staff member after the next proposal selection committee meeting. The committee will review proposals and make a final determination as to which program is most appropriate. If selected by the committee, you must still make an in-person pitch to the class in order to be paired with a team, and not all proposals are ultimately accepted. It might be several weeks before you hear back from us, but feel free to check in on your status at any time by emailing

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