In March and April 2020 the Community Recovery Coalition formed. This is an ad hoc group of statewide associations representing various community stakeholders.
The group formed to develop strategies and tools to assist communities facing hardships brought on by the COVID 19 pandemic. The concern then was that loss of financial resources would hamper local institutions, families, and local governments.
Now, over a year later, the concern is almost diametrically opposite: The flow of funds from various sources have put communities in a position where they have an abundance of financial resources.
The Community Recovery Coalition just released a joint statement urging local leaders to adopt a strategic and thoughtful approach to the use of recovery funds available to them, targeting the dollars toward long-term, transformational opportunities.COALITION STATEMENT