Just Transition Fund

Expanded JTF Services to Help You Apply for Federal Funding

The Just Transition Fund continues to help coal communities apply for federal funding! We have an open call for both grants and direct technical assistance to help organizations develop federal applications for efforts to advance equitable and inclusive transition, including economic development, workforce, and broadband projects. 

Grants. Our grants support work at two distinct phases in the federal application process:

  1. Ready-to-apply for federal funding. We’re offering grants of up to $25,000 to help organizations develop applications for specific programs; grants can be used for a range of expenses, such as hiring grant writers and to qualify as private matching funds. 
  1. Planning community-led transition projects. We’re also now offering a limited number of grants for community planning projects that have a long-term goal of applying for federal funding.

More information is available in our Request for Proposals! We’ll continue to accept applications on a rolling basis in 2022 until November 18.

Technical Assistance. We also have a team of experts available to help your organization develop strong federal funding proposals. We can provide direct coaching and consultation to help you:

  • Identify funding programs your project is eligible for.
  • Understand the program’s application process and requirements.
  • Identify and build relationships with federal program contacts.
  • Review the grant proposal before submission.

You can learn more and submit a request here.

Recent Successes! Finally, we’re excited to feature the following organizations and their successful federal applications, developed with JTF support. Congratulations to our partners!

  • Friends of the Cheat received a three-year, $1.1M grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER to develop the new Mountaineer Trail Network in northern West Virginia. JTF funds helped hire a grant writer and meet POWER’s match requirement.
  • Generation West Virginia received a two-year, $500K grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER program to expand its statewide Impact Fellowship. JTF funds helped hire a grant writer and meet POWER’s match requirement.
  • Outdoor Recreation Council of Appalachia received a two-year, $1.5M grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER program to support the Baileys Trail Network in southeast Ohio. JTF funds helped hire consultants providing necessary research and analysis.

We look forward to learning more about how we can help you access the federal funds needed to help strengthen and diversify your local economy! Please contact Max Shipman at mshipman@justtransitionfund.org with any questions!