Community Lawyering for Environmental Justice Part 7: Connecting Communities with Federal Funding

November 1, 2023 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
Webinar Only

An ELI Public Webinar

Join the Environmental Law Institute and the Pro Bono Clearinghouse for the seventh part of our CLE series on Community Lawyering for Environmental Justice. ELI's Clearinghouse strives to ensure that communities with viable environmental legal matters get the representation they need, whether that be in a courtroom, in front of an agency, or in a more facilitative or consultative fashion. The Clearinghouse connects communities and individuals seeking representation with Clearinghouse members and various collaborating organizations.

This installation of our series will focus on educating attorneys on how to support communities that wish to access federal funding. The past few years have seen passage of key pieces of federal legislation that have created extraordinary funding streams designed to support environmental justice work, clean energy goals, and the development of clean and equitable infrastructure. However, accessing these funds rarely appears straightforward. This panel will explore the design of recent legislation, such as the Inflation Reduction Act; what funding opportunities have been created by the legislation; and how attorneys can support communities’ access to these funds.

Zoe Vogel
, Public Interest Environmental Law Fellow, Environmental Law Institute, Moderator
Rob Brenner, former Director, Air Policy Office, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Alexandra Gallo, Special Advisor and Environmental & Climate Justice Program Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Jesse George, New Orleans Policy Director, Alliance for Affordable Energy
Hannah Perls, Senior Staff Attorney and Lecturer on Law, Environmental & Energy Law Program (EELP), Harvard Law School

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