U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Energy Communities
June 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Through the Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization, federal government agencies are working to coordinate our approach to supporting energy community transitions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is part of this work group that is already engaging with its partners on the economic and environmental revitalization of communities that have historically been economically reliant on fossil fuels.
In this webinar, EPA will highlight Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding particularly relevant to energy communities. Specifically, how energy communities can get access to these infrastructure dollars and how they can get technical assistance to make sure these new funds can connect to local projects in their communities. This federal funding can accelerate support to local communities and ensure that all Americans can have access to a clean energy future.
This webinar will highlight the two largest sources of infrastructure funds most relevant to energy communities:
- The single largest investment in water that the federal government has ever made: $50 billion to EPA to improve our nation’s drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure.
- $5.4 billion for cleaning up legacy pollution at Superfund and brownfields sites and helping to restore the economic vitality of communities.
Speakers & Topics
Welcome & Overview
Spotlight on EPA Funding Opportunities, Case Studies, and Technical Assistance
Panel discussion featuring EPA officials, including:
Vicki Arroyo, Associate Administrator, Office of Policy
Carlton Waterhouse, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Land and Emergency Management
Jonathan Nelson, Senior Adviser for Technical Assistance and Community Outreach, Office of Water