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Project Agreements Resource Guide
Data for Progress
All projects receiving 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) funds from funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) require community benefits plans (CBPs). CBPs establish the community and labor benefits project developers promise to embed within their project. Data for Progress is developing a series of resources to guide successful and strong implementation of CBPs, CBAs, and PLAs on climate-related development projects. If done right, these agreements can help redress past environmental injustices while providing good-paying jobs to impacted communities and ensure the United States is on a path to rapid decarbonization. These resources offer best practices, policy recommendations, and polling to underpin a progressive approach to project agreements and community engagement to achieve net-zero emissions equitably. The guides include: “US Clean Energy Projects Need Public Buy-in. Community Benefits Agreements Can Help,” “Community and Labor Benefits in Climate Infrastructure: Lessons for Equitable, Community-Centered Direct Air Capture Hub Development,” “Community Benefits Agreements Offer Meaningful Opportunities to Include Voters’ Voices in Development.”