On Tuesday, a number of organizations met to plan out how portions of the Recovery Act should be spent in counties in Pennsylvania. These organizations covered many sectors: for-profit, non-profit, academic, government, grassroots, labor, and community development. The purpose of the meeting was to identify community-driven and sustainability-based priorities for Recovery money.
Cross posted from Everybody Vote.
B-PEP, REMP & Green Innovators partner on ARRA Priorities
Everybody VOTE & PA VOICE
partner B-PEP’s Regional Equity Monitoring Project (REMP)
played a lead role with Pittsburgh Green Innovators and Penn State University’s Extension Service
in leading a facilitated planning session focused on identifying
community-driven, sustainability-based priorities for portions of the
American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding. Over 50 people
from across Pittsburgh and Allegheny County participated in the
session, representing the for-profit, non-profit, academic, government,
grass roots, labor and community development sectors.
Event partners established core collaborative values and shared
priorities to begin capitalizing on the once-in-a-lifetime
opportunities offered by ARRA funding, and to help establish a shared,
open process for establishing recommendations and increasing access to
funding that can have a real impact on our Pittsburgh neighborhoods and
communities across Allegheny County.
Today’s 4/28/09 meeting was the first in what participants
determined would be a series of meetings to establish recommendations
to City and County officials, to share resources and information, and
to begin to establish a long-term collaborative effort to help build a
more sustainable Pittsburgh region.