Justice40 Initiative

The Justice40 Initiative was established by President Biden in Executive Order 14008 on Tackling the ClimateCrisis at Home and Abroad, and last year, formal guidance, M-21-28, Interim ImplementationGuidance for the Justice40 Initiative, was issued. The M-21-28 guidance memo provided further direction to federal agencies on the Initiative, while also identifying 21 pilot programs.

As detailed in the M-21-28 guidance memo, Justice40 covered programs are any federal program that makes a covered investment in any one of the following seven categories: climate change, clean energy and energy efficiency, clean transit, affordable and sustainable housing, training and workforce development, remediation and reduction of legacy pollution, and the development of critical clean water and wastewater infrastructure. Existing and new programs, including those created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, that make covered investments in any of these categories are considered Justice40 covered programs in line with current statute. As such, we expect this list to evolve over time as new federal programs are created or existing federal
programs sunset.

Since the release of the Justice40 Initiative in the EO and subsequent M-21-28 guidance memo, the federal government has been diligently applying the interim guidance and reviewing programs for inclusion into the Justice40 Initiative. With an eye toward transparency and marking the progress made thus far, we are releasing Justice40 covered programs list for the Department of the Interior. 

Covered Programs List for the Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior has 65 covered programs:

Bureau of Land Management
1. Seeds for Success
2. Abandoned Mine Lands, Hazardous Materials Management
3. Orphan Well Program
4. Land and Water Conservation Fund

Bureau of Reclamation

5. Authorized Rural Water Projects
6. Native American Affairs Program
7. Other Water Infrastructure Activities*
8. Tribal Water Rights Settlements*
9. WaterSMART*
10. Water Recycling*
11. Watershed Management Projects*

Bureau of Indian Affairs
12. Community and Economic Development
13. Economic Development (TPA)
14. Housing Improvement Program
15. Office of Trust Services - Operations of Indian Programs: Energy, Minerals and Mining Development
16. Office of Trust Services - Natural Resources Management
17. Operation of Indian Programs and Construction - Water and Power
18. Climate, Environmental and Cultural Resources
19. Geospatial Services
20. Forestry
21. Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons
22. Safety of Dams, Water Sanitation, And Other Facilities*
23. Tribal Irrigation and Power Systems*
24. Tribal Climate Resilience - Adaptation Planning*
25. Tribal Climate Resilience - Community Relocation*
26. Indian Water Rights Settlements*

Bureau of Indian Education
27. Education Information Technology
28. Post Secondary Programs
29. Student Transportation
30. School Construction, Improvement and Repair
31. School Facility Operations and Maintenance
32. Employee Housing

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
33. The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
34. The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program
35. Offshore Orphaned Infrastructure Decommissioning

Fish and Wildlife Service
36. Benefits to Private Lands
37. Urban Wildlife Conservation
38. Wildlife Conservation Grants
39. Youth Programs
40. Fish Passage Improvements
41. Land Acquisition Species
42. Land and Water Conservation Fund

National Park Service
43. Conservation and Outdoor Recreation
44. Youth and Volunteer Programs
45. Environmental Management Program (EMP)
46. Land and Water Conservation Fund

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
47. Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund
48. Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund*
49. Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization (AMLER)

Office of Insular Affairs
50. Capital Improvement Project Grants
51. Technical Assistance
52. Maintenance Assistance Fund
53. Brown Tree Snake Control
54. Coral Reef Initiative & Natural Resources
55. Energizing Insular Communities

Department-Wide Programs
56. Preparedness
57. Fuels Management*
58. Emergency Stabilization
59. Fire Facilities
60. Burned Area Rehabilitation*
61. Urban Waters
62. Energy Community Revitalization Program
63. Central Hazardous Materials Fund
64. Orphaned Well Site Plugging, Remediation, And Restoration*
65. Ecosystem Restoration*

∗ Denotes programs that received funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, P.L. 117-58

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