Equitable Recovery in California Counties
Low-income communities of color have been devastated by the pandemic and are in dire need of immediate relief and long-term recovery support. The 2021 American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act is a meaningful response, but we must apply significant attention to ensuring that the ARP’s implementation truly advances racial equity. RACE COUNTS’ COVID-19: Vulnerability & Recovery Index should be leveraged to target the distribution of ARP funds to the Highest Need communities. To support organizers, advocates, and policymakers interested in doing so, RACE COUNTS has prepared fact sheets for five California counties: Fresno, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Joaquin. In addition to identifying the Highest Need communities, these fact sheets provide policy recommendations on how ARP funds can advance racial equity in pandemic and long-term recovery. Please use the links below to download the fact sheet for your county of interest.