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Frontline Groups Tap 52 Local Projects Ready for Justice40 Funds

Aug. 25, 2021, 8:00 PM

More than 50 community-based groups unveiled grass-roots projects they see as ripe for potential funding under the Biden administration’s Justice40 program, which seeks to direct 40% of clean energy benefits to communities that have historically borne the brunt of pollution.

The projects—ranging from climate-friendly farm practices to coastline protection—reflect a belief from community groups that local entities know best when it comes to challenges and solutions for reversing decades of environmental inequity.

Funding ground-level efforts would be a departure from the “top-down” focus of federal opportunity zones and multiple rounds of Covid-19 recovery funding which have fallen woefully short of ...