Participate in PB

Depending on where you live, you may be able to take part in PB in your community. See below for information on how to participate in the existing PB processes in North America. Even if you don’t live in one of these communities, you’re always welcome to visit and observe PB in action.

And ANYONE can participate in PBP’s own organizational PB process – PB2.


Boston, Massachusetts

Funds: $1 Million

Website: http://youth.boston.gov/youth-lead-the-change/

Type: Citywide Youth Process


Buffalo, New York

Funds: $150,000

Websitehttps://www.cacwny.org/tag/participatory-budgeting/

Type: 1 Council District


Cambridge, Massachusetts

Funds: $500,000

Website: http://pb.cambridgema.gov

Type: Citywide Process


Chicago, Illinois

Funds: $5 Million

Website: http://www.pbchicago.org

Type: 3 Wards, 1 High School, 1 Ward using TIF Funds


Dieppe, New Brunswick

Funds: $300,000

Website: http://www.dieppe.ca/en/servicesmunicipaux/Participatory-Budget-.asp

Type: Citywide Process


Greensboro, North Carolina

Funds: $500,000
Website: greensboropb.org
Type: Citywide


Hamilton, Ontario

Funds: $1 Million

Website: http://www.pbward2.ca

Type: Citywide Process


Hamilton, Ontario

Funds: $1 Million

Website: http://www.pbward2.ca

Type: Citywide Process


Long Beach, California

Funds: $250,000

Website: http://www.pblongbeach.org

Type: 3 Council Districts (including 1 Youth Process)


New York, New York

Funds: $32 Million

Website: http://pbnyc.org

Type: 24 Council Districts and New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)


San Francisco, California

Funds: $100,000

Website: http://sfpbd10.sfgov.org

Type: 1 Council District


San Jose, California

Funds: $50,000

Website: http://wo.esuhsd.org

Type: 1 High School


St Louis, Missouri

Funds: $100,000

Website: http://pbstl.com

Type: 1 Council District


Toronto, Ontario

Funds: $8 Million
Website: http://www.torontohousing.ca/pb
Type: Toronto Community Housing (public housing)


Vallejo, California

Funds: $1 Million

Website: www.pbvallejo.org

Type: Citywide Process