The City of Asheville is glad to announce the recipients of the first Asheville racial healing mini-grants. The City received 34 applications, of those eight were selected. The intent of the racial healing grants are to invest in projects already established in the community. The mini-grants represent a total community investment of almost $40,000.
In support of Asheville City Council’s Vision 2036 of an equitable and diverse community, the Office of Equity and Inclusion is launching a mini grant program to support existing projects in Asheville that promote racial healing, reconciliation, and/or transformation in Asheville communities.
The City of Asheville was recently awarded the North Carolina G. Herbert Stout Award for Visionary Use of GIS in support of the City’s Mapping Racial Equity project. Asheville was recognized during the 2019 N.C. GIS Conference in Winston-Salem. City Council officials received the award during their May 14 meeting.