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Call for Collaboration awards $1.25 million across SCAG region

SCAG is pleased to announce grant awards totaling $1.25 million to 15 nonprofits and community-based organizations to promote equitable growth strategies through the Call for Collaboration.

The Call for Collaboration program is part of SCAG’s ongoing commitment to combat racism, social injustice and an equity gap that has reached historic levels. Last July, SCAG declared racism a public health crisis and approved $1 million of the Regional Early Action Planning grant funds to establish the program in partnership with the California Community Foundation, Irvine Foundation and Chan Zuckerberg Institute. The program aims to seed and uplift diverse, community-driven approaches and strategic coalitions that address the tremendous challenge in meeting housing needs while addressing historic racial inequities. 

SCAG received an overwhelming response of 47 applications to the program. A panel of housing and funding experts selected 15 recipients with projects covering a range of activities related to housing policy and land use, including deeper community engagement with low-income and communities of color. The grant recipients include:

Inland Empire, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties

 
  • Inland Equity Community Land Trust
  • Just San Bernardino Collaborative
  • Lift to Rise
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of the Inland Empire Inc.
  • Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services/Inland SoCal Housing Collective
 

Los Angeles County

 
  • LA Forward
  • LA Más Inc.
  • LA Voice
  • Long Beach Forward
  • Social Justice Learning Institute
 

Orange County

 
  • The Kennedy Commission
  • People for Housing Orange County
  • Thrive Santa Ana
 

Ventura County

 
  • CAUSE
  • House Farm Workers 

 

This article was released by the Southern California Association of Governments.