Assisting Coal and Power Plant Communities

As part of the Biden administration’s ongoing commitment to energy workers, an online system has been launched to match $45 billion in investment opportunities with local economic revitalization programs.

The site was announced in a Dec. 13 discussion with administration officials, stakeholders, labor union members and representatives from private companies. They discussed how to repurpose existing assets like coal-fired plants to service new industries and technologies to preserve jobs and reposition assets as economic development tools. Including AFLCIO and United Mine Workers members, the participants reaffirmed labor unions as a key partner to support worker training.

The online clearinghouse is a resource to sort and filter opportunities based on funding type, program and eligibility.