Tuesday, July 27, 2021 | 12:00pm ET / 11:00am CT / 10:00am MT / 9:00am PT
Over the next few years, local and state governments will have a unique opportunity to truly address racial inequity across the country thanks to unprecedented levels of federal funding. Between the COVID-relief bills such as the American Rescue Plan Act, proposed stimulus packages such as the American Jobs Plan, and appropriations from the Biden Administration’s 2022 budget, local and state governments could receive a total of $379 billion from the federal government for housing, homelessness, and community development.
Utilizing its strong network of partners, influence, and convening power, philanthropy has a unique opportunity to help states and localities target the unprecedented federal funds to help break down barriers and restructure systems to support the equitable advancement of Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander communities who have been historically marginalized.
The Partnership for Equitable and Resilient Communities is a newly formed public-private partnership between the Federal government (anchored at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and including an interagency working group convened by the Domestic Policy Council) and U.S. philanthropic partners (anchored by the Melville Charitable Trust).
During this call, we'll discuss the purpose of the partnership, its goals, and the opportunities for private philanthropy to get involved.
- Aimee Hendrigan, Executive Vice President, Melville Charitable Trust
- Susan Thomas, President, Melville Charitable Trust
Please register for this funder call through the button below. Once confirmed, you’ll receive call-in information directly from Zoom. If you have questions about registration in the hour before the call, please contact Isaac Manchego at [email protected]
Please note: Participation in Funders Together programming is limited to private funders, United Ways, philanthropy-serving organizations, and/or members of Funders Together. Public funders, government employees, and staff at organizations where grantmaking is not the primary function are not eligible to participate. If you have any questions about your eligibility to participate, please contact Stephanie Chan, Director of Membership and Programs.