Top official says OEJ focused on capacity building for Justice40

September 14, 2021
Mathew Tejeda, director of EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ), says his office is focused on building the capacity and providing technical assistance for underserved communities to be able to access funding under the Biden administration’s Justice40 initiative, which earmarks 40 percent of infrastructure funds for such communities. In a Sept. 7 interview with Grist , Tejeda said he is excited about the whole-of-government EJ focus the Biden administration is pursuing, particularly the Justice40 initiative to direct 40 percent of...

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