Stimulus 101: Following Up on Opportunities


On Tuesday April 7th, we hosted over 50 nonprofits from throughout the Bay Area to learn more about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka The Stimulus) and the opportunities it offers their communities. Radhika Fox and Ruben Lizardo from PolicyLink presented an impressive overview of the stimulus and the opportunities nonprofits have to position themselves as drivers and advocates for stimulus dollars. Before listing out all of the resources available, here are some quick tips for nonprofits:

  • Translate the equity principles, working models, and policy wins you have made through organizing into the standards and best practices for implementation of stimulus projects in your community and region.
  • Insist that existing equity and environmental mandates are adhered to in implementation of stimulus-related programs.
  • Take advantage of in-roads made in decision making at municipal, county, state, and federal levels.

And now to the goods, below you will find a list of supporting and supplemental documents and weblinks from the Stimulus 101 convening. The following documents can be found at

  • Bringing Home the Green Recovery
  • Green Jobs Criteria
  • Recommendation for Prevention & Wellness to Obama Administration
  • Stimulus Resource List
  • Environmental Justice & Stimulus Report and Recommendations
  • Green for All Recovery Tool Kit
  • Recommendations to Gavin Newsom
  • Stimulus 101 Handout (PolicyLink Power Point for Stimulus 101)

Additionally, the following can be found on other sites:


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