Community-Centered Budgeting for Memphis & Shelby County

The Moral Budget Coalition came together during the 2021 budget cycle after seeing a need for including community voice in setting the Shelby County Budget priorities. This year, we are inviting anyone who lives in Shelby County to participate in the first-ever Community-Centered Budget Process by taking a survey that will tell our elected officials what matters most to our communities!


Supporting People:

  • Youth mental health
  • Adult mental health
  • Opportunity youth workforce fund
  • Rental debt relief

Read the full Memphis-Shelby County FY22 Moral Budget Proposal


Supporting Community

  • Affordable housing fund
  • Homelessness wraparound services
  • TGNC community land trust
  • Upscale weatherization initiatives
  • Broadband expansion
  • Public Transit Funding

Supporting Workers

  • Relief for nonessential workers
  • Teacher healthcare
  • Workers rights commission
  • City workers pay increase

Building Culture & Engagement

  • Dedicated arts awareness & education funding
  • Shelby County youth engagement fund
  • County coordinator for community budget participation
  • County coordinator of civic engagement
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