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Emerald Cities Collaborative’s The People’s Justice40+ Community Benefit Playbook

This advocacy and organizing toolkit from the Emerald Cities Collaborative, a network of nonprofit organizations working to create a sustainable and inclusive environment and economy, provides an overview of Justice40 and other federal funding initiatives that communities could use to support energy, water, economic, environmental, and transportation equity and justice efforts. To view the continuously updated guide, click here.

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EPA Clean Water Act Municipal Ombudsman

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Municipal Ombudsman is an independent, impartial and confidential resource to assist municipalities in navigating EPA’s Clean Water Act programs. The Municipal Ombudsman also serves internally as a liaison across the agency, provides an impartial perspective, acts in an advisory capacity on Agency activities and helps to promote innovative Agency policies. To learn more about the function of the Municipal Ombudsman, click here. To receive a list of federal clean water resources with a municipal focus, please subscribe to the Ombudsman mailing list by sending an email with the word “subscribe” in the subject line to

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