Energy Communities Helped Build America
Now It’s Time to Help Them Rebuild
For generations, the men and women working in America’s Energy Communities fueled the nation’s prosperity.
As the U.S. transitions to a clean energy economy, the federal government is committed to providing leadership, and working with coal, oil and gas, and power plant communities to:
“We’re never going to forget the men and women who dug the coal and built the nation.
We’re going to do right by them and make sure they have opportunities to keep building the nation in their own communities and getting paid well for it.”President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
January 27, 2021
A set of guiding principles was developed to support energy communities, informed by stakeholder listening sessions and a review best practices from other economic development programs
Given stark declines in coal jobs, even compared to other fossil energy jobs, federal investment will prioritize twenty-five communities reliant on coal production
Up to $38B in existing federal funding opportunities exists today, with more resources on the way, for energy communities to invest in good jobs, infrastructure, environmental cleanup, economic revitalization and more