The COVID-19 pandemic and concurrent economic recession have created the perfect storm for state and local governments. Across the country, we are hearing from government leaders that they are struggling to do more with less. More residents are seeking public benefits and services than ever before and people of color are again disproportionately affected by the negative health and economic impacts of the pandemic. As they watch resources dwindle, government leaders are being asked to make stark trade-offs with immense consequences regarding how much service they provide, how they provide it, and whom they will serve.
Third Sector is enabling local and state governments to make informed resourcing and implementation decisions in this time of unprecedented challenge. Leveraging multiple tools, we work alongside public agency teams to help them think holistically and creatively, to keep the focus on outcomes, and to enable them make tough choices with greater knowledge and confidence. Keep reading to learn more about how Third Sector is supporting governments as they respond to current crises with an eye towards creating more resilient and equitable public systems.