Millions of federal stimulus dollars need to be distributed to the people of Nashville.

Your opinion on how the community should use the money is desperately needed.

The Equity Alliance is partnering with Mayor John Cooper and the Metropolitan Nashville Metro Council to launch the “Our Fair Share” campaign to ensure the voices of Black and Latino residents, people experiencing homelessness, and minority small businesses are heard and given our fair share of funding and support to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 has ravaged Black and Latino communities in Nashville. Loved ones are disproportionately getting sick and dying at alarming rates. Hundreds of thousands of workers are unemployed. Small businesses are struggling to reopen the economy. Black residents are 28% of Nashville’s population but make up a third of all Covid-related deaths. And a third of all cases in Nashville have been Latino residents.

Metro Nashville has received millions in federal stimulus money from Congress to combat the coronavirus and has until December 31, 2020 to spend the funds on communities impacted the most by the global health pandemic.

It is critical that working families, individuals, and small businesses don’t get left behind in Nashville’s recovery efforts. Our communities must get our fair share of taxpayer dollars. With your input, we can ensure resources are directed where they are needed most.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress with overwhelming, bipartisan support and signed into law by President Trump on March 27th, 2020.  The CARES Act authorizes more than $2 trillion to battle COVID-19 and its economic effects, including immediate cash relief for individual citizens, loan programs for small business, support for hospitals and other medical providers, and various types of economic relief for impacted businesses and industries. For more information, visit

This community needs assessment is in response to the novel coronavirus global health pandemic that has not only affected every community in the United States but has also led to the most significant economic disruption since the Great Depression. Initiated by the Office of Nashville Mayor John Cooper and powered by The Equity Alliance, this assessment is an initial effort to capture some of the emerging needs in the Nashville community as well as to forecast how those needs may evolve over the coming weeks and months. The Equity Alliance, in partnership with trusted local community partners, will use a grassroots approach to conduct a community needs assessment that reports on how vulnerable communities are most impacted by COVID-19 based on needs in Davidson County.

We realize this is an unprecedented time, but hope you can give us a few minutes to complete our survey. The community needs assessment will be to provide confidential, real-time data to inform the Metro Nashville COVID-19 Financial Oversight Committee on how to allocate millions of federal CARES Act funding to the greatest needs in our most vulnerable communities. The survey will be conducted in partnership with the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, local civic groups, nonprofit organizations, faith-based institutions, and subject matter experts and researchers.

Your participation in this survey is voluntary. You may choose not to participate. The procedure involves filling out an online survey that will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Your responses will be confidential and we do not collect identifying information such as your name and email address unless you choose to provide it. Such identifying information is optional to provide for the purposes of receiving follow-up resources on how to get relief from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yes. We will not share your personal information with any outside party. All data is stored in a password protected electronic format. To help protect your confidentiality, the surveys will not contain sensitive information that will personally identify you, unless you opt in to provide such information. The results of the survey will be used for informational purposes only and may be shared with the Metro Nashville COVID-19 Financial Oversight Committee, Office of the Mayor John Cooper and other government officials.

Absolutely not. We will not share your information with law enforcement, regardless of immigration status.