The Justice40 Accelerator supports Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) led nonprofits and initiatives working at the frontlines of environmental crises and advancing community-driven climate solutions. The Accelerator will provide information, resources, and technical assistance to frontline community organizations in order to help navigate public funding (local/state/federal) requirements and competitive application processes to support environmental and climate-related work, including projects that address climate change, clean energy and energy efficiency, clean transit, affordable and sustainable housing, training and workforce development, remediation and reduction of legacy pollution, agriculture and food systems, and the development of critical clean water and wastewater infrastructure.
Specifically, the Accelerator is looking for applications from groups that have identified a project that addresses Justice40 Initiative covered programs (climate change resilient infrastructure, clean energy and energy efficiency, clean transportation, affordable and sustainable housing, sustainable agriculture and food systems, the remediation and reduction of legacy pollution, critical clean water and waste infrastructure, and training and workforce development related to any of the preceding areas).
Amount: An unrestricted grant of $25,000 awarded to Justice40 cohort organizations.
Eligibility: People of Color (BIPOC) led nonprofits, tribal-serving organizations with 501(c)(3) status, fiscally sponsored projects, and cooperatives. Groups should also have:,* Have majority Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) leadership and serve BIPOC-majority communities.,* Have the ability and interest to participate in the Accelerator offerings from October 2023 – September 2024.
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