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Leveraging Historic Federal Funding: How Do We Collectively Get Ready?

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Monday, June 5, 2023
2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
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We have a historic opportunity to invest in equitable place-based development through a wave of new federal programs.

Over the last year, Congress has passed several federal programs that collectively provide trillions of dollars for local economic development. In FSG’s work with foundations and corporations, we have seen a flurry of conversation about this influx of investment, accompanied by collective worry and uncertainty about how the funds will be utilized. As a follow-up to their recent article on this topic, they are hosting a webinar where panelists from both funders and place-based collaboratives will share how they are approaching this historic federal funding and ensuring that community voices are centered in planning efforts

Join FSG on Monday, June 5th from 2:00-3:30 pm ET for this interactive discussion on ensuring that this wave of funding, as well as other federal and state funding, has a meaningful impact on advancing equity and opportunity. The last 30 minutes of the webinar will be reserved for Q&A, and you can submit questions for the panelists with your registration.


  • John Harper, Managing Director, FSG (moderator)
  • Melanie Allen, Co-Director, Hive Fund for Climate and Gender Justice
  • Kendra Lewis, Managing Director of CEMI, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation
  • Chanell Scott Contreras, Executive Director, ProsperUS Detroit and the Build from Within Alliance

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Interested in this session but unable to attend? All registrants will be sent a copy of the recording, within 1-2 business days of the live event.