There is no standard structure or legal framework for a public-private partnership. At its simplest level, a public-private partnership may be a grant from a governmental entity to a nonprofit. For example, HUD may make a CDBG grant to a nonprofit to operate a job-training program at a local public housing community. At their most complex level, public-private partnerships involve multiple parties with the same objective for the community, but with different reasons for pursuing the objective.
I have worked on both sides of these partnerships – as an attorney helping my nonprofit clients and as a government official. This unique perspective helps my clients identify and resolve issues from all angles.