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  • Writer's pictureJillian Helding

Mandatory Community Benefits Plans: What You Need to Know about DEIA and Justice40 Requirements

Community Benefits Plans (CBP) are a mandatory part of the application for grants funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, including the Department of Energy’s new grid resilience grants. These plans are required to address several key priorities, including advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) and contributing to the Federal Justice40 initiative.

In this quick guide, we cover everything you'll need to know to write these critical sections of your CBP, including goal-setting requirements, suggested action items, and real world examples from projects already approved by the Department of Energy.

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