Three recently passed pieces of landmark legislation – the Inflation Reduction Act, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and CHIPS and Science Act – provide significant opportunities to strengthen communities through investments in a clean energy economy.
These new laws are expected to catalyze $1 trillion in public and private investment at a pivotal moment for our nation.
Unfortunately, tapping into these federal investments can be a complex and challenging process for communities. Some might be unaware of their eligibility for funding or lack the capacity to apply and could miss out on the benefits of these historic investments, particularly rural and lower income communities, communities of color, Tribal nations and energy communities. Compounding the challenge, the U.S. also faces a shortage of skilled workers and a complex approval process for clean energy projects that could stall progress.
Created by leading economic development, climate, and clean energy experts and experienced philanthropic donors, Invest in Our Future is bridging the gap between federal investments and communities so everyone – no matter who they are or where they come from – benefits.