A Community-led Recovery

How to Use Participatory Budgeting for
American Rescue Plan Funding

Congress passed the American Rescue Plan (ARPA) to support our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Using community-led decision making to distribute ARPA funds will help ensure investments match real community needs.

Practices like participatory budgeting can increase equity, access, and accountability in spending decisions, transforming and deepening democracy as we build back better.

This brief provides information on how your community can and must have a say in American Rescue Plan Fund Allocation.

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