The CFE Fund’s CityStart initiative, with seed support from JPMorgan Chase & Co., offers City and County leaders and their administrations a structured approach to identify financial empowerment goals, convene stakeholders for sustainable success, develop actionable strategies, and ultimately craft an actionable blueprint rooted in local insights and opportunities. The CFE Fund will select city or county partners to receive an intensive six-month technical assistance engagement partnership, along with a $25,000 planning grant. Selected cities, working with the CFE Fund, will first engage in a comprehensive landscape analysis process to identify key stakeholders, assess financial empowerment issues, including those related to COVID-19, and identify and review related data. Then, based on findings from the landscape analysis and stakeholder engagement phase, each locality will work with the CFE Fund on developing an actionable municipal financial empowerment blueprint focused on key local needs and priorities, including addressing the financial impact of COVID-19 on residents. CityStart cities have historically leveraged their engagement with the CFE Fund to further their commitment to this work. The CFE Fund will be hosting an informational webinar on August 11, 2020 at 2 p.m. EST – click here to sign up for the webinar.
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