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Unprecedented Funding for Unprecedented Times: Demystifying Federal Funds for Climate Resilience

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the American Rescue Plan Act are bringing unparalleled amounts of funding to state and local governments to address climate change and its various impacts. With seemingly unending project wish lists but a limited amount of time to spend their funds, professionals in the public and private sector alike will need to take an efficient and coordinated approach to make the most of this once-in-a-generation opportunity for public investments. The Forum will bring speakers from various levels of government and community organizations to help us understand ways to leverage these funds to make lasting changes that will boost our climate resilience.

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Forum Co-Chairs

Nasser Brahim
, Senior Climate Resiliency Specialist
Woods Hole Group


Carolyn Meklenburg
, Greater Boston Regional Coordinator, Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Alex Papali
, Political Director
Center for Economic Democracy


Forum Speakers


Mayor Gary Christenson, City of Malden
Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Kasia Hart, Government Affairs Policy Analyst
Metropolitan Area Planning Council



Krystal Laymon, Deputy Director for Climate Resilience
White House Council of Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President



Samantha Medlock, CFM, Senior Counsel
Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, U.S. House of Representatives



Justin Schott, Project Manager, Energy Equity Project, Urban Energy Justice Lab
University of Michigan School for Environment & Sustainability



Brendan Sweeney, Assistant Director of Federal Funds
Executive Office of Administration and Finance, Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director


Webinar Recording


March 4
10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Virtual Event


Climate Adaptation Forum