Equity Strategies for the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership to meet the goals of Presidential Executive Orders 14008 and 13985
The purpose of this document is to establish guidance to ensure that the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership (APNEP) in reviewing potential activities and projects that use 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (P.L. 117-58)/ Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funds through the lens of equitable and fair access to the benefits from environmental programs for all communities. The tracking of BIL funds will also be guided by this strategy.
These strategies outline how BIL funds will be used to sustain and increase investments in disadvantaged communities (including tribal communities), and the benefits that flow to them. These strategies are intended to meet the goals of President Biden’s Executive Orders 14008 and 13985 – Justice40 and EPA’s Equity Action Plan respectively.