Updated: Dec 3, 2021
In 2019, the City of Waco was selected to participate in the second cohort of cities to receive a CityStart grant from the Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) Fund. The CityStart initiative offered a structured approach for cities and stakeholders to understand the current state of financial security efforts in Waco; convened stakeholders in meaningful and productive ways; developed strategies, and crafted a blueprint for successful programs and policies encompassing financial empowerment.
The CityStart funding accelerated development of a cohesive blueprint, outlining steps the City and community partners can take. Echoing the culture of collaboration and cooperation in Waco, this report combines the knowledge from the CFE Fund experts, input from local stakeholders, and the needs of the community to create an actionable plan for immediate use.