Washington Community Reinvestment Fund

Learn about our work on the Washington Community Reinvestment Fund

Project Goal

Inclusive Data’s goal on this project was to work with community stakeholders and organizations run by the communities they serve to determine how the $200M would be invested into community. 

Our Role

Inclusive Data performed the qualitative and quantitative research, outreach,  developed maps, facilitated the majority of focus groups, and connected community to government stakeholders.

Executive Summary

In 2022, the Washington State Legislature set aside $200 million in the Community Reinvestment Account for the Department of Commerce (Commerce) to invest in communities disproportionately harmed by the historical design and enforcement of state and federal criminal laws and penalties for drug possession. Before authorizing Commerce to distribute this funding, the Legislature directed the agency to develop a Community Reinvestment Plan (CRP) to guide funding distribution from the Community Reinvestment Account.

This final report outlines recommendations to implement $200 million in state resources that the Legislature appropriated to Commerce in the 2023-25 operating budget (Chapter 475, Laws of 2023 (SB 5187)). Commerce, in collaboration with state and community partners, including the Office of Equity, will distribute the funds through 17 grant programs falling across four program areas: economic development, civil and criminal legal assistance, community-based violence intervention and prevention services, and reentry services, in alignment with the recommendations detailed in this report.

Washington Community Investment Fund
Washington Community Investment Fund

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