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On March 9, 2022, the Just Transition Fund hosted a webinar on the pending Rural Partnership Program and its potential for coal-impacted communities. Leading rural development experts discussed the program’s design, benefits for local capacity building, and current status in federal legislative negotiations. They also answered a range of questions from webinar participants, including local leaders from coal-impacted places across the country.

The webinar’s panelists included:

  • Tony Pipa, Senior Fellow, Center for Sustainable Development, Brookings Institution
  • Nathan Ohle, President & CEO, International Economic Development Council
  • Connie Stewart, Executive Director of Initiatives, Cal Poly Humboldt
  • Heidi Binko, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Just Transition Fund

These resources provide more information about the Rural Partnership Program: