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A Landmark Federal Investment in Coal Communities
Recently, the Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced an historic Coal Communities Commitment -- $300 million for communities facing economic distress from the declining coal industry.
Why the OMB's Decision on Metropolitan Statistical Areas is a Big Deal for Rural Communities
Recently, when the Biden Administration’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) decided not to change how metropolitan statistical areas are categorized, many advocates for rural communities breathed
Just Transition Advocates & Coal Community Leaders On Biden Administration’s Interagency Working Group Report
Today, the Biden Administration’s Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities released its first report. Several who crafted the National Economic Transition platform responded:
Just Transition Advocates & Coal Community Leaders On President Biden’s Infrastructure Plan
The Biden Administration released the American Jobs Plan, an infrastructure proposal that reflects some policy recommendations made in the National Economic Transition platform.
Progress on the National Economic Transition Platform
The National Economic Transition team continues to share policy recommendations with federal decisionmakers. Early signs show the Biden Administration is listening.
Trauma & Transition: Building Community Resilience Through Planning
Bringing an awareness of trauma to the forefront of community transition planning can result in a more comprehensive evaluation of community needs and improved outcomes for workers and their families.
Building the Path to Expanding Broadband Access in Coal Communities
The Just Transition Fund’s Max Shipman recently talked to Natalie Roper, Executive Director of Generation West Virginia, about the exciting work her team is doing to help close the digital divide in t
Getting Started on a Just Transition: A Blueprint for Communities
The first section of the Blueprint, Get Started, is an online resource for communities just starting to think about their transition planning efforts.
Introducing the National Economic Transition Platform
We are proud to announce that we are ready to share our work today as we unveil the National Economic Transition platform. This platform -- supported by 81 organizations and leaders -- shows federal
Two Nations Moving Toward a Just Transition Together
On January 7, 2020, a historic meeting happened between the Crow and the Northern Cheyenne Tribes in Montana to discuss how the communities can work together to improve their economies.
Building Jobs and Opportunity in the Mountain State
It’s easy to get sucked into the national story about West Virginia. Major media outlets simplify the narrative, focusing on our state’s challenges, but the reality is more complex than any headline.