Community-Based Funding and Budgeting: Participatory Budgeting as a Transformative Act

  • Jung Min ChoiEmail author
  • John W. Murphy
  • Ramsey Dahab
  • Charlene Holkenbrink-Monk
Part of the International Perspectives on Social Policy, Administration, and Practice book series (IPSPAP)


Jung Min Choi, John W. Murphy, Ramsey Dahab, and Charlene Holkenbrink-Monk, in this chapter, explore the issue of funding and budgeting. Often funds are directed to community organizations in ways that are either irrelevant or difficult to use. Additionally, budgets are formulated by agencies that are disconnected from the communities where services are needed. Community-based funding and budgeting, accordingly, are beginning to receive serious attention. Communities, accordingly, are given the latitude in some cases to establish budgets and spending strategies, along with identifying and pursuing sources of funds that are consistent ethically with these priorities and desires. Community-based funding and budgeting, in this way, are vital to supporting interventions in a community-sensitive manner.


Community-based funding Community-based budgeting Participatory budgeting Community sensitivity Service agencies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jung Min Choi
    • 1
    Email author
  • John W. Murphy
    • 2
  • Ramsey Dahab
    • 2
  • Charlene Holkenbrink-Monk
    • 3
  1. 1.Department SociologySan Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesUSA
  3. 3.Department of SociologyCalifornia State UniversitySan MarcosUSA

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