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DOE Justice Week Webinar: Mapping Tools for Identifying Underserved Communities

Sept. 15, 2022

The U.S. Department of Energy hosted a webinar detailing the Justice40 Initiative. The initiative supports the federal goal that at least 40% of the benefits of certain federal investments flow to disadvantaged communities. The potential benefits are wide ranging, such as access to cleaner energy, air, and transportation, as well as training for clean energy jobs. For those planning projects with an energy and environmental justice component, an assortment of tools—Energy Justice Mapping Tool, Electric Vehicle Charging Justice40 Map Tool, Energy Zones Mapping Tool, and more—are available for identifying disadvantaged communities.

Though this webinar discusses multiple definitions for disadvantaged communities, the NEVI program guidance encourages states to use the definition in the EV Charging Justice40 Map.