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The Great Deployment: Places that are turning federal climate funding into green infrastructure to benefit underserved communities.

Amy Cortese ImpactAlpha

Cities and municipalities across the country face a historic opportunity to leverage hundreds of billions in federal climate funding, much of it earmarked for disadvantaged communities, for community solar, energy retrofits and green infrastructure. Some $27 billion in funding from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund has begun flowing to local green projects through a network of mission-driven lenders and green banks. But the transition is not guaranteed to be equitable, as many communities of color and small, rural or Tribal governments lack the resources to execute on climate resilience projects. Learn how communities in the Deep South, Midwest and other regions are marshaling know-how, seeding projects, and blending finance to ensure an equitable and resilient climate transition.

Track

Deploying Climate Capital

Format

Panel (3 speakers)

Speakers

  • NameDuanne Andrad
  • TitleExecutive Director
  • OrganizationSolar Energy Loan Fund
  • NameBeth Bafford
  • TitleVice President, Strategy
  • OrganizationCalvert Impact
  • NameMichael Jeans
  • TitlePresident and CEO
  • OrganizationGrowth Opportunity Partners (Growth Opps)

Description

Cities and municipalities across the country face a historic opportunity to leverage hundreds of billions in federal climate funding, much of it earmarked for disadvantaged communities, for community solar, energy retrofits and green infrastructure. Some $27 billion in funding from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund has begun flowing to local green projects through a network of mission-driven lenders and green banks. But the transition is not guaranteed to be equitable, as many communities of color and small, rural or Tribal governments lack the resources to execute on climate resilience projects. Learn how communities in the Deep South, Midwest and other regions are marshaling know-how, seeding projects, and blending finance to ensure an equitable and resilient climate transition.

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