Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Case Study

Increasing Public Participation through Mini Grant Partnerships

The Central APA Section is committed to featuring local projects that showcase innovative programs that help promote equity and advance diversity and inclusion in the planning profession. Our case studies serve as a resource for our members, and we encourage our members to share them broadly as a learning tool for all.

Case Study #1 looks at Fresno COG’s innovative use of the Mini-Grant Outreach Program, which has had a number of positive impacts for both the agency and Fresno County residents. It has solidified partnerships and increased participation from community members that the agency would not be able to reach on its own.