Help us Build an Equitable Recovery!
The pandemic has impacted all of our lives, in some cases very tragically. And though the pandemic’s impacts have been widespread, the health and economic impacts have not fallen equally among different communities. The pandemic further exposed historical inequities in Boulder County- disparities in health and economic outcomes by race, ethnicity, age, gender, geography, physical ability, sexual orientation and other factors.
To ensure Boulder County’s recovery from COVID is equitable and durable, the Boulder County Board of Commissioners is embarking on a public process to hear the ideas of all community members. These ideas will inform how the County uses its share of federal funding to best address the needs of individuals most affected by COVID-19. You can learn more about what the federal funding can support here.
In order to develop an understanding of these needs, the Boulder County Board of Commissioners with support from the Knight Foundation and the Community Foundation Boulder County, has partnered with community leaders with deep reach throughout the County. Through a series of events, surveys, conversations, and engagement sessions from now until October, the effort will give residents, businesses, workers, and students the opportunity to inform the County’s decision on how to use the federal funding to not only recover, but to ensure that Boulder County is able to withstand future setbacks.
Here’s how to get involved:
- Take 5 minutes to tell us your ideas! Please fill out this survey to give concrete ideas on how you think federal funding could support yourself, your family, and your business.
- Send the link to your members, colleagues and neighbors!
- Sign up to host a community conversation on this topic between September 8th – 30th by filling out this form.
- Look out for events in your community, or invite us to an event by emailing ARPAinput@bouldercounty.org
Using the feedback and other inputs, the Boulder County Board of Commissioners will then determine where the County’s greatest needs exist. Future community engagement work will focus on more detailed ideas on programs, policies, and projects to meet those identified needs.
Our community has faced tremendous hardships. Your ideas will help determine how federal dollars will be spent to help you and your loved ones recover from COVID and the subsequent economic downturn.
Host an event!
Fill out a survey!
Send in your ideas!
We cannot do this without you!
If you have any questions, let us know by emailing ARPAinput@bouldercounty.org.