Citizen Participation & Equitable Engagement Toolkit Now Available for CDBG-DR Grantees
The Citizen Participation & Equitable Engagement (CPEE) Toolkit, a new resource to aid Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grantees in centering equity in disaster recovery programs, is now available. The primary objective of this new resource is to provide grantees with tools and strategies to assist residents—especially low- and moderate-income (LMI) persons, vulnerable populations, protected classes under fair housing and civil rights laws, and underserved communities impacted by a disaster—to actively participate in the planning, implementation, and assessment of CDBG-DR programs and projects.
The new toolkit includes:
A narrative guide to enhance citizen participation and equitable engagement over six broad steps
Video tutorials, printable tools, and community examples to help meet the challenges of meaningful citizen participation and equitable engagement in each phase of the disaster recovery process
Additional resources and a glossary for more information