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USDOT Justice40 Initiative Virtual Public Meeting #1
November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
USDOT will host the first session in a two-part interactive series on the Justice40 initiative. This first session will introduce the Justice40 initiative and discuss the benefits that transportation investments can bring to disadvantaged communities. The session will assume no prior knowledge of USDOT structure, programs, funding mechanisms, or terminology.
From day one, the Biden-Harris Administration named racial equity and climate as immediate priorities and have called on a whole-of-government approach to address two of the most important and urgent challenges of our time.
Of course, these issues are related, often intersecting, and so the Administration has created the Justice40 Initiative, which aims to deliver 40% of the overall benefits of relevant federal investments to disadvantaged communities.
Both meetings will be open to the public, but content will differ based on the expected prior knowledge of participants. Members of impacted communities are encouraged to participate, as are potential USDOT funding recipients such as state, regional, and local government agencies, tribal nations, academic institutions, community-based, non-profit, and private-sector organizations.