Please check back regularly for Participatory Budgeting updates.
We will have information about the timing of PB Cycle 2 in October.
If you would like to receive updates about Greensboro PB,
please e-mail us your name and contact information
or check back here for quarterly implementation updates.
PB Cycle 1 (Pilot) FY 2015-16
Information about the process and winning PB projects for PB Cycle 1 is on this Web page. Project updates will be updated on a quarterly basis.
What is Participatory Budgeting (PB)?
Greensboro Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members from all five City Council districts directly decide how to spend $500,000; $100,000 per district. The process works like this:
1. Residents brainstorm ideas for improvement.
2. Ideas are turned into proposals by budget delegates.
3. Residents vote for their favorite projects in their district.
4. Projects with the most votes gets funded.
Please note: Participatory Budgeting Project Outreach Coordinator Ranata Reeder and Project Assistant Erica Lindenberg from the Participatory Budgeting Project are out of office effective June 30.
* 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.