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What is Justice40?

Published by the OneSTL Communications Committee

In January 2021, the Biden administration announced the Justice40 initiative, which mandates that “40 percent of the overall benefits of certain Federal investments flow to disadvantaged communities that are marginalized, underserved, and overburdened by pollution.” This initiative was created to address decades of underinvestment in these communities. 

Federal programs included in Justice40 currently fall into seven categories, which are expected to evolve: climate change, clean energy and energy efficiency, clean transit, affordable and sustainable housing, training and workforce development, remediation and reduction of legacy pollution, and clean water and wastewater infrastructure. 

Each government agency has released  its list of programs covered under Justice40. Check out the full list here.