The Los Angeles Reforms for Equity and Public Acknowledgment of Institutional Racism (L.A. REPAIR) will fund L.A.’s first participatory budget pilot program. L.A. REPAIR will distribute funds directly to nine L.A. City neighborhoods, called REPAIR Zones.

How those dollars are spent will be decided entirely by the community through a democratic process known as participatory budgeting. Community members of each REPAIR Zone will submit ideas that everyone in the neighborhood can vote on, empowering individuals to decide how public dollars are spent in their community.

Repair Zone Process MapCommunity-based organizations and nonprofits are invited to turn community-generated ideas into reality by submitting a program proposal. Qualifying proposals will be placed on a ballot for the REPAIR Zone community to vote on which to fund. Up to 21 grants totaling more than $5 million are available for programs that will serve the following six REPAIR Zones:

Arleta – Pacoima
Harbor Gateway – Wilmington – Harbor City
West Adams – Baldwin Village – Leimert Park
Skid Row
South Los Angeles

Proposals are due to by November 29 at 12:00 PM PST (noon).

Find out more:

Join an informational webinar November 2, 11am

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