CRLA and The CA Endowment Partner on a $1.6 million grant

The California Endowment

CRLA is now one of The California Endowment’s largest partners in the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Initiative.  A recent $1.6 Million grant from TCE positions CRLA to work with local advocates and community members over two years to improve health and health equity for low-income communities of color in six CA regions (see map)  . Some of the work that CRLA advocates will assist with over the two years includes:

  • Ongoing technical assistance, training and legal education for the BHC partners on land use, water quality, public decision making, civic engagement, education equity, civil rights and safe, affordable housing.
  • Coordination strategies to improve school district practices related to discipline and youth development.
  • Monitoring  policies and practices that contribute to healthy development for rural, LGBT individuals and communities
  • Increasing collaboration among working groups on environmental justice.
  • Increasing the involvement of immigrant communities in local decision-making that effects personal and public health.

“This partnership is an exciting opportunity to continue CRLA’s mission-driven work in some of the most needy of California’s rural communities” – José Padilla, CRLA Executive Director


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