The Office of Just Transition
The Colorado Office of Just Transition assists communities and workers transitioning away from the mining and burning of coal as an energy source. The dual goals are to: 1) assist communities in retaining and developing family-sustaining jobs, broadening their property tax base, and increasing economic diversity, and 2) help coal industry workers transition to new family-sustaining jobs, relocate, or retire, so as to maintain their economic security in the manner that best suits each individual and their family. The Office works with an Advisory Committee and is guided by an Action Plan.
CO Energy Transition Resources Webinar
Watch the webinar recording (password 7$8%cfgK) to learn how you could connect your local project to state and federal funding opportunities that are targeted to communities transitioning from coal. You will learn about opportunities and connect with experts on several resources (see attachments):
- The Qualifying Advanced Energy Project § 48c Credit The Energy Communities Interagency
- Working Group funding Clearinghouse, Navigator and other programs
- Colorado’s Office of Just Transition Community Grants
Phase II Community Assistance Grant Funding Open
The Office of Just Transition (OJT) and the Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT) are partnering to provide Coal Transition Community Grants to communities whose economies have traditionally relied on the coal industry. These grants are intended to support regional economic and workforce development activities that expand local business, create new good-paying jobs, and create more diversified and strong local economies.