Khanh Russo, SFF Vice President of Policy and Innovation, recently presented at the SPARCC conference on a panel called Setting the Course for Equitable Implementation of Federal Resources. Panelists from across the country discussed what is needed for equitable implementation of federal funds with an emphasis on increasing the ability of low-income and predominantly Black, Latinx, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander communities and organizations to ensure that local communities directly benefit. Panelists shared resources, policy and practice suggestions, and experiences from past COVID stimulus packages and annual funding processes. SPARCC shared its Getting to Equitable Transformation Guide, which captures key lessons from advocates around the country.
- Watch Khanh’s remarks on what it will take to ensure an equitable recovery – including movement building, the importance of narrative, and supporting advocacy for systems change.
- Watch Khanh’s remarks on centering the community and how SFF uses our power as a convener, facilitator, capacity builder, etc. to support our partners.
- Watch the entire panel.
- SFF’s Policy and Innovation team focuses on identifying and advocating for policy solutions backed up by research, informed by the lived experiences of residents in the Bay Area, and led by our partner community-based organizations.
- SPARCC seeks to help regions refine and integrate their vision for the future, where the policies and practices that shape the built environment address the issues of racial equity, health, and climate resiliency.