Website Update: We are revamping this website to provide more comprehensive information about participatory budgeting. The new layout is intended to quickly and easily access information and track project implementation. All PB pages can be accessed on the left column of this page.
PB Cycle 1 (Pilot) FY 2015-16
Information about the process and winning PB projects for PB Cycle 1 is on this Web page.
What is Participatory Budgeting (PB)?
Greensboro Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members from all five City Council districts are directly deciding how to spend $500,000; $100,000 per district. The process works like this:
Learn about participatory budgeting by watching this short video and this local news program.
Review the PB FAQs.
Read about the local research board and evaluation of Greensboro's process.
* The Participatory Budgeting Project is a nonprofit organization that empowers people to decide together how to spend public money, primarily in the US and Canada. PBP creates and supports participatory budgeting processes that deepen democracy, build stronger communities, and make public budgets more equitable and effective. The City of Greensboro has contracted with PBP for administration and outreach services to support Greensboro Participatory Budgeting.