Justice40 Accelerator Assistance

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The Justice40 Accelerator will support community-based and community-led groups/organizations working at the frontlines of environmental crises and advancing community-driven climate solutions. Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status, fiscally sponsored projects, and cooperatives based in the U.S., including sovereign lands located within the U.S. and its territories, are eligible to apply.

1) Have identified a project that addresses Justice40 Initiative covered programs (climate change resilient infrastructure, clean energy and energy efficiency, clean transportation, affordable and sustainable housing, sustainable agriculture and food systems, the remediation and reduction of legacy pollution, critical clean water and waste infrastructure, and training and workforce development related to any of the preceding areas);2) Have majority Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) leadership and serve BIPOC-majority communities;3) Have the ability and interest to participate in the Accelerator offerings from October 2023 - September 2024; and,4) Have interest and intent to apply, with Accelerator assistance, for public funds during that time.If you fit this criteria, we encourage you to apply!

Additional Notes:

Communities at the frontlines of climate, environmental, and social injustices have the wisdom and the solutions to create transformational change. Historic structural racism and bureaucratic inadequacies have often led to a lack of access to the capacity and resources needed to implement their community-driven solutions. With the Biden-Harris Administration’s Justice40 commitment and the unprecedented public funding flowing from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act, the Inflation Reduction Act, and other federal initiatives, the Justice40 Accelerator aims for organizations from under invested communities to be informed, inspired, and equipped to navigate the public funding space so that public money can flow to communities who need it.

Deadline to Apply:

Applications will be accepted between June 1 - July 31, 2023.

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