Engaging Our Community
CHEC Inc., a community-based organization cannot entirely represent the varied experiences, knowledge, or perspectives of the community members it serves. Therefore, the proposed project will utilize a tiered community participation structure that provides a variety of opportunities and methods for community members to participate in the development and implementation of the CAMN statewide.
For example: In addition to a community organization as a lead partner in the project, community members serve on steering committee, advocates, and concerned residents provides important guidance in the implementation of project activities, participate in selecting monitor locations, hosting monitors, and other project activities. Additionally, the local public health department, transportation agency and regulatory agency are invited to participate as allies to provide necessary data and resources that support community efforts.
Exact budget amounts for developing, implementing and evaluating a CAMN varies, is often determined by the effective partnerships among technical and local community partners committed to the project.
Proposed Budget Items:
Program Manager (CHEC Inc.)
Admin. Assistant (CHEC Inc.)
Stipends for Community Engagement/Technician Staff (residents from selective communities)
Data Collection and Analysis (DPN, DNREC, Clean Air, USC)
Training/TA (DNREC, Clean Air Council, UCS)
Equipment (AQM 65, AQY 1, PurpleAir, monitors, etc.)
Data Translation and Dissemination (DPN, NAACP, DCR4EJ)
Steering Committee Stipends (12 committee meetings per year)
Admin. Support @ 10%