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Equitable Funding Strategies for Local Government
Centering equity and engagement in public agency budgeting and funding allocations


About this Webinar

Equity is a top concern for local governments everywhere, particularly for leaders of diverse communities who are striving to increase participation from historically disadvantaged populations. Developing policies and programs that achieve equitable outcomes can be a challenge.

This is especially true when it comes to budgeting and fund allocation processes with programs like the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Many local agencies are wondering how to design a process that centers equity and authentically engages the diverse populations most in need of local government services.

In this webinar thought leaders and local agency practitioners will share best practices and examples of how local governments are operationalizing equity discussions to better engage residents in critical steps of public decision-making including: 

  • Why local government leaders should lead with equity in mind for community success
  • Best practices in community engagement, including tips for reaching hard-to-reach populations
  • Tools to identify community needs and impacts and keep equity at the forefront when designing for programs like ARPA and other budget-related processes


  • Oscar Chavez, Assistant Director, Human Services Department, Sonoma County
  • Alegria de la Cruz, Director, Office of Equity, Sonoma County
  • Cory Poris Plasch, Vice President, Strategic Development, Polco | National Research Center

ILG supports California local governments in advancing equity and public engagement in their communities through peer learning, training and consulting.


Equitable Funding Strategies


Equitable Funding Strategies for Local Government

Please note: Due to technical difficulties, the recording begins 15 minutes after the start of the webinar.

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