The passage of the Federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has created the most significant opportunity for transformational infrastructure investment in a generation. Mobilizing this scale of funding will require increased local and regional coordination and the development of larger-scale projects.
The existing KC Regional Climate Action Plan is a voluntary framework to align local action with co-benefits for as much of our region as possible. These new funding opportunities present a chance to improve this effort into a resilience-focused project pipeline — a Priority Climate Action Plan.
Two workshops are being offered to help guide eligible federal funding applicants (and other infrastructure project champions) toward larger, more regionally collaborative approaches when seeking funds. The resilience-focused workshop will address multiple areas of our existing plan, including food systems, green infrastructure, resilience hubs, circular economy, and more. The mitigation workshop will include discussions of transportation systems, building energy efficiency and energy generation, among other factors. Environmental justice will be integral to all discussions.
This event is for local government staff, public institutions, non-profits, community-based organizations, experts in transportation, energy, buildings, public health, food and agriculture, solid waste, water/green infrastructure or other relevant sectors and environmental justice advocates and representatives of climate vulnerable communities. Participants will leave with at least one strong funding proposal concept.
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Note: These events will take place in the days leading up to the KC Regional Climate Action Summit, but are separate from the Summit itself, with separate registrations and different locations than the Summit. For more information on the Summit event, please visit https://climateactionkc.com/climate-action-summit