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Equity and Inclusion

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Equity Grants Open Now!

The City of Fort Collins has grant funding available to support organizational pandemic recovery efforts. These grants are intended to address the negative impacts of the pandemic on smaller non-profits or educational organizations.

Applications open until October 15, 2023

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Native Community Engagement

Learn more about the City's engagement and collaboration with the Fort Collins Native American and Indigenous community!

Save the Date: Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration October 9

Native Nations Community Advisory Panelist (NNCAP) Team

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Equity Plan

The City's Equity & Inclusion Plan for 2023-2026 is designed to help define priorities and goals as we work with the community to create a more equitable Fort Collins.

Read our Equity & Inclusion Plan 2023-26

September 2021-October 2022 Impact Report

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Equity Indicators

Key data and analysis on disparities in outcomes or perceptions among community members.

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City Initiatives

City of Fort Collins projects, policies and statements regarding equity and inclusion.

Projects & Policies

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Definitions, tools, and local and national resources on equity and inclusion.

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Office of Equity & Inclusion- our why#

The Office of Equity & Inclusion was created in August of 2021. We are carefully weaving together the community context to best understand the equity landscape and plan for the work ahead of us. This is highly collaborative, multi-faceted work that depends on strong partnerships and open, ongoing community dialogue. We invite all voices. 

The Office of Equity & Inclusion proudly operates with a people-centered, community-focused approach. Our goal is to listen and integrate diverse community voices, opinions, and beliefs on equity issues affecting our community. It is our determination to dismantle racial disparities and increase equitable access so that persons of all identities, including race, ethnicity, religion, age, class, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and physical and mental abilities can fully participate in City services and experience equitable community outcomes. 

The Office of Equity & Inclusion will look within all aspects of City government to closely examine policies, practices, budget allocations, and programs that may perpetuate institutional racism and systemic inequities for various historically excluded groups.

Would you like to learn more about the work the Equity & Inclusion Office has begun in the last year?

 September 2021-October 2022 Impact Report 

Read our Equity & Inclusion Plan 2023-26

Keep in mind that equity work is journey with no definite finish line. Equity work is about people and listening to the community and facilitating for people from the most underserved groups to get the services they say they need. 

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