Informed by the findings of our Brooklyn Insights 2020 community engagement process, we are making $3 million in new commitments from our Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund to address ongoing urgent needs, as well as a deep investment in structural change to address the policies and conditions that exacerbated the pandemic’s impact.
Phase 2 funding entails:
- Community Health Outreach and Support: We have committed $250,000 for culturally relevant, medically accurate information, outreach and navigation—including vaccines—provided by trusted community-based organizations.
- Continued Support for Urgent Needs: We are also providing $300,000 to renew select Phase 1 Immediate Response grants for urgent needs in the community districts most impacted by the pandemic, including anti-Asian bias and violence, food security, and lost wages.
- Investment in Structural Change: Real change doesn’t happen overnight and that’s why we are investing $2.5 million over five years for community-led advocacy and organizing to advance our collective vision for a fair and just Brooklyn.