Operation: As a community we will develop a set of guidelines for selecting partnerships and evaluating projects, ranging from focus on underserved communities, to probability of success, technical attributes, data collection, sustainability, etc.. This set of guidelines will be refined and decided by our participatory governance body (with input from Code for America HQ). Internal projects (e.g. those focused on improving network, brigade, or other internal infrastructure) do not require an external partner. However, every project should have a sustainability plan and commit to operating according to our values, practices, and Code of Conduct. Brigades will also be supported with resources to solicit proposals from local partners. We will allocate funds to provide a project management stipend to a select number of projects advanced by the participatory governance body.