People & Planet First
Since the passage into law of the American Rescue Plan, Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, CHIPS Act and Inflation Reduction Act, there is $4 trillion on tap for communities to fix urgent infrastructure problems. Yet these federal funds will only make a difference in people’s lives if they are administered through local initiatives created by trusted and knowledgeable local organizers.
That’s exactly who People’s Action Institute and our members are: trusted and local. Our organizing builds the trust that lays the foundation for moments such as this.
Through our Leveraging Federal Funds work, we are helping local communities and statewide groups cut through red tape so they can identify and make the most of these federal opportunities. We want to elevate how each opportunity can lead to the next, so that together, we advance towards our long-term goal of a democracy that works for all of us, with sustainable jobs in a clean economy.
The focus of our campaign
Advancing Public Infrastructure
In My Community
What can you do to help?
State and local decision makers will be responsible for administering approximately $4 trillion in federal investments, and federal decision makers will be determine how to implement new programs and spending on existing programs.
By developing and working with community leaders at the local level, we will lay the groundwork to not only make the most of these opportunities, but to build a base of engaged communities and restore our faith that democracy can make a different in our daily lives.
Join our next Strategic Campaigns Session to learn more about our Leveraging Federal Funds campaign, and contact our team to learn how you can access federal funds to transform your community.
Updates from the campaign
The latest updates, press, actions, and events on our People & Planet First campaign.