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The ACP Outreach Grant Program will provide funding to community organizations to help make sure more people know about and take advantage of a subsidy to help rural and low-income families get broadband access. This program provides a critical opportunity for the Just Transition Fund’s partners and allies, including groups not already working in the digital equity space, to build on the local relationships and trust they’ve developed to spread the word about this program.
Providing stackable solar installation tax credits for businesses and individuals, and – for the first time – tax-exempt entities like schools and non-profits, IRA could help retool rural economies previously dependent on coal.
The Department of the Interior announced that the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is making $122.5 million in fiscal year 2022 funding for Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization (AMLER) grants available to eligible states and Tribes.
The effort to help displaced coal workers had a rocky start, but there is better coordination across the state and a few grant awards are initiating programs to get the ball rolling.
“Rural communities are the backbone of our nation, but for too long they’ve been left behind and they have been underrecognized,” Landrieu said. “We all know how essential the internet is in order to access lifesaving telemedicine, to tap into economic opportunity, to connect with loved ones, to work on precision agriculture and so much more. That’s just beyond unacceptable that that’s not available to rural America.”
Staff at Arizona’s utility regulator say customers shouldn’t be charged more to fund a $144 million just transition package for the Navajo Nation, Hopi Tribe and other coal communities.
Our reflections on the 2022 National Convening and how we plan to help coal communities seize this historic moment.
The federal Economic Development Administration has awarded the Wyoming Energy Authority $595,000 to establish a Wyoming Energy Regional Economic Coordination Office. The office will help local governments assess their potential needs and determine their own priorities for how to adapt to a rapidly changing energy landscape, according to the Wyoming Energy Authority.
We're working to ensure coal communities can access federal and state broadband funding and advocate for their needs in the design of new programs.
"The IRA provides a full suite of tools to move us toward clean electricity, including critical clean energy technology tax credits...And it does it all with an eye toward the energy-"
The Biden-Harris administration recently released final guidance for eligible states and the Navajo Nation on how to apply for the first $725 million in funding available for reclaiming.
We have an open call for both grants and direct technical assistance to help organizations develop federal applications for efforts to advance equitable and inclusive transition.