The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has announced a series of public listening sessions and training webinars on the beta version of the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST). The next public listening session on the beta version of this tool will be held on April 15th at 4:00 PM. Register for the April 15th Public Listening Session!
The CEJST will help Federal agencies identify disadvantaged communities for the purposes of the Justice40 Initiative—a signature initiative of the Biden-Harris Administration that seeks to provide 40 percent of the overall benefits of certain Federal investments to disadvantaged communities. The current version of the tool is in a public beta form and will be updated based on public feedback and research. In addition to submitting written comments through the Federal Register, the public can also provide feedback directly on the CEJST website. CEQ will also engage in consultation and coordination with Tribal Nations on the beta version of the tool.
The beta version of the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool can be found at https://screeningtool.geoplatform.gov.
Additional information on the tool can be found here.