Investing in Equity: Designing and Implementing Public Funding Programs for a Just Recovery in California

By designing and implementing funding programs grounded in California’s commitment to equity, we can foster community health, safety, and wellbeing in our state’s racially and economically diverse communities. This brief recommends ways to operationalize equity in each phase of a public funding program. Policy makers, governmental administrators, and community stakeholders should consider these recommendations when building a funding measure from the ground up, or when leading advocacy efforts as an established funding program moves into planning, implementation, or evaluation phases.

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