Achieving durable and ambitious federal climate action is within sight. We can cut the pollution that worsens the climate crisis—especially in overburdened communities—rebuild our economy, and create new jobs through these three policy imperatives:
We need historic, transformational investments in our country centered on climate action, justice and jobs that will rebuild our infrastructure, build back our economy, create new jobs and protect our health by cutting dangerous pollution.
To drive transformational growth in the clean energy sector, Congress should extend for ten years the renewable energy tax credits, credits for electric vehicles and the EV infrastructure and refundable tax incentives for clean energy companies that supported the first renewable revolution and can power our economy and drive job creation in the future.
We need a durable, ambitious and enforceable national clean electricity standard that will drive transformational change in how we generate, transmit, and use electricity by phasing out dirty fossil fuels and transitioning to clean, renewable energy sources and holding polluters accountable.
Personnel is policy and a president deserves to have their cabinet. Confirm Climate is a coordinated campaign backed by the nation’s top climate advocacy groups to support President Joe Biden and includes more than 50 positions across the federal government.
Coalition for Clean Energy and Healthy Communities
CCEHC is a coalition of nearly 50 organizations, advocating for federal investments that create good jobs, protect public health and the environment, address inequalities and heath disparities linked to environmental injustices and help cut climate pollution and accelerate our nation’s transition to clean energy.
The #ActNow plan to invest in
justice and jobs
President Joe Biden and Congress must make significant investments across the economy to tackle the climate crisis, advance environmental justice, and create jobs. CAC’s #ACTNow campaign coordinates policy development, lobbying, communications, grasstops and grassroots engagement in 15 states working with over 50 partners and our groups' collective 15 million members to #BuildBackBetter. Our success will result in improved infrastructure a just transition and ambitious climate action.
APPLY FOR A CAC MICROGRANT
Climate Action Campaign (CAC) is launching a Microgrant program to support young climate activists who are prioritizing the issues of climate and environmental justice in their communities! These microgrants will help activists implement their project ideas locally while providing awardees an opportunity to engage with the CAC coalition and the broader national environmental movement.
Projects may cover a variety of topics but must address issues relevant to today’s growing climate crisis. These issues can include but are not limited to climate resilience, clean air, clean water, clean vehicles, and local climate solutions. While proposals may cover a wide variety of topics, environmental and climate justice MUST be integrated into the goals and purpose of each project. Project deliverables must also incorporate media and digital engagement strategies which CAC can help support. Examples of tactics that can be used are: participating in CAC’s digital campaigns, hosting webinars with local leaders, and submitting op-eds or LTEs to local print or online news outlets.
Grant amounts will be between $5,000 - $10,000 and the project term will last for four months from the project start date. If awarded, grantees will participate in 3 check-ins with the CAC microgrant team: one at the onset of the project to ensure grantees have the information they need and an understanding of their deliverables, one mid-project to provide support and any needed assistance, and one after the project to talk about reporting and lessons learned.
If you would like to participate in the Microgrant program, please fill out the grant application linked below. Applications will be accepted until October 25, 2021. Prospective micrograntees will be contacted for an interview. Following the interviews, the granting period will ensue on November 15, 2021.