This initiative is designed to support community-based organizations and small businesses from across our region to develop the capacity to access American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars and other sustainable sources of funding. We are interested in making investments to support community-identified strategies that show promise in attracting ARPA and other resources.
*NOTE: The Equitable Economies initiative is not currently accepting grant applications. *
Resources & Opportunities
Community Learning Sessions
Learn more about the EHF Equitable Economies initiative and the process of applying for federal ARPA funds.
PREVIOUS SESSION: Thursday, October 12th, 2023
Topic: "Proposal Writing Process"
PREVIOUS SESSION: Thursday, September 14th, 2023
Topic: "Fundraising Overview"
PREVIOUS SESSION: Thursday, July 27th, 2023
Topic: "Basic NPO Infrastructure"
PREVIOUS SESSION: Wednesday, May 25th, 2022
Topic: "Working Toward Culturally Responsive Housing Development"
PREVIOUS SESSION: Wednesday, April 13th, 2022
Topic: "Accessing Federal APRA Funds Through Spokane County"
Guest Speakers: Jeff McMorris, Community Engagement & Public Policy Advisor & Ariane Schmidt, ARP Portfolio and Program Management
PREVIOUS SESSION: Friday, February 25th, 2022
Topic: "Financing Your Vision" with Craft 3, a nonprofit lender
Guest Speakers: Walt Postlewait, Executive Vice President; Ed Davis, Vice President and Indian Country Regional Strategist; Stephen Reichard, Reichard & Associates
PREVIOUS SESSION: Friday, January 28th, 2022
Topic: "Working For Collective Advocacy"
Guest Speaker: Marcus Mundy, Executive Director of the Coalition of Communities of Color
PREVIOUS SESSION: Thursday, December 2nd, 2021
Topic: "Accessing ARPA Resources Through the City of Spokane"
Guest Speaker: Joy Peltier, Spokane City Council Community Engagement
Meeting Records & Helpful Info
- Introduction to Equitable Economies (PDF presentation slides)
- Learn more: What is the EHF Equitable Economies initiative? (PDF info sheet)
- ARPA resources (PDF presentation slides)
- Community Learning Session 1 - Dec. 2, 2021 (video)
- Community Learning Session 2 - Jan. 28, 2022 (video)
- Community Learning Session 3 - Feb. 25, 2022 (video)
- Community Learning Session 4 - April 13, 2022 (video)
- Community Learning Session 5 - May 25, 2022 (video)
Community Advisory Committee
Working with EHF staff on the initiative are eight members of our Community Advisory Committee:
-Bob Hutchinson, Project ID
-Fernanda Mazcot, Nuestras Raíces Centro Comunitario
-Kiana McKenna, Pacific Islander Community Association of WA
-Linda Lauch, American Indian Community Center
-Sarah Phillips, YES of Pend Oreille County
-Shon Davis, Jesus Is The Answer Church
-Tere Graham, Jesus Is The Answer Church
-Stephaine Courtney, Shades of Motherhood
-Roo Ramos, Spectrum Center
-Rick Kabua, Marshallese Community Advisory Board
-Naghmana Sherazi, Lands Council
-Hanncel Sanchez, Mujeres in Action (MiA)
They and you are helping to create and sustain EHF's culture of learning. Thank you!
Email the Equitable Economies team to learn more.