Priorities & Projects
Tri-Cities Community-Based Planning Project
About the Project
Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership (TCLIP) is launching a community-based planning project (CBP) in April 2022. TCLIP will bring together local stakeholders /organizations who support the settlement process in the Tri-Cities area to work collaboratively to explore interest in community-based planning, including the potential for a community-based funding model.
What is Community-Based Funding (CBF)?
CBF incorporates some level of participatory resource allocation to community service providers and organizations. Within this model, local stakeholders coordinate funding and service delivery at a local level to better respond to local community needs reducing gaps and duplications in funding, coordination and service delivery.
Key Components of a Community-Based Plan:
- Leverages strengths of each community stakeholder
- Identifies opportunities
- Reduces gaps and duplication in services
- Meets identified community priorities
WHO are involved
We aim to engage 20 organizations and groups who support and deliver settlement services in Tri-Cities. These include:
- Community/non-profit organizations
- Settlement service providers
- Local governments
- Funders of settlement services
- Newcomers who are committed to taking a collaborative approach
HOW - 3-Stage Approach
Environmental scan and literature reviews will be conducted to map existing settlement resources in Tri-Cities and explore issues relating to the challenges and opportunities of implementing Community-Based Planning.
Co-create & Co-design
Local stakeholders will be invited to 4 workshops where they will co-create and co-design a Tri-Cities CBP and CBF model. They will also consider issues implementing the plan including how resources are allocated, decision making processes, and identifying challenges and benefits.
Community Plan & Report
A community plan will be drafted incorporating the information gathered at the workshops. This plan will be shared with workshop participants to get their input and feedback.
For More Information:
Outreach & Engagement Specialist