Our Fair Share

Mayor John Cooper and the Metropolitan Nashville Metro Council contracted with The Equity Alliance to conduct Our Fair Share Community Needs Assessment. It is purposed to address the most pressing COVID-19 related challenges faced by Black and Latino residents, people experiencing homelessness, and minority small businesses. Therefore, ensuring our voices are heard and communities are given our fair share of federal CARES Act funding and support to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. share of Metro Nashville’s $121 million in federal funding to combat the coronavirus.

Who responded?

  • 1,756 responses to a field survey conducted by door-to-door canvassing.
  • 5,455 individual and 46 small business responses to an open-access online survey.
  • 150 responses to an online survey of small business owners.
  • 50 in-depth interviews with small business owners.
  • Commentary from one focus group of approximately 20 small business owners.

Additional Accomplishments

  • Hired a project team in 13 days.
  • Created the OurFairShareNash.com website in four days.
  • Announced the Our Fair Share initiative on July 23, 2020.
  • Recruited 112 community canvassers.
  • Engaged and recruited 107 nonprofit and civic partners.
  • Hosted 31 community outreach events.
  • Reached more than 720,000 people through paid advertising and social media.
  • Conducted 18 media interviews.
  • Collected 8,505 survey responses from resident and business owners (272% of goal).