This playbook offers frontline groups and community organizations guidance for developing a People’s Justice40+ Community Benefit Plan (CBP).  The goal is to ensure that federal infrastructure and climate investments significantly benefit the communities that need them most. A successful CBP will harness the infrastructure investments of major federal initiatives – such as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act – to meet community needs. These resources are also relevant for other, current and future, infrastructure investments at the local, state, and federal level needed for environmental reparation, climate resilience, and addressing health and wealth disparities within marginalized communities.

This playbook will answer a range of questions about the different federal spending bills. To benefit from these funds, you will need to know:

  • What are the various bills? 
  • How much money is available?  
  • What kind of money is it – grants, loans, contracts?  
  • What are the restrictions? What can the money be used for?
  • How will the money flow from the federal government to state and local governments? 
  • Who is eligible to get the money? 
  • What are the potential community benefits?  
  • How can you influence how the money is spent? 
  • How can you organize your own community benefit strategy and plan? 
  • Where can you get more information and technical support?

Because this is complicated, fast-moving work, this playbook will be regularly updated so you can stay up-to-date on the changes over the next 1-2 years. Our goal is to simplify this dynamic policy environment as much as possible. One thing is perfectly clear:


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Contact our team

If you have a questions please reach out to our team :  

Sonia Kikeri:
National Director of Policy and Civic Engagement

Ardie Griffin:
Policy Analyst and Legislative Director 

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