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Participating Municipalities 

This interactive map showcases the regions where MEI operates the PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program across Missouri. It integrates critical information on the Justice40 initiative, emphasizing equitable distribution by ensuring at least 40% of benefits from various grants, programs, and initiatives flow to disadvantaged communities.

Layer Description
  • PACE Counties: Displays counties where MEI operates the PACE program, highlighted in blue shading.

  • PACE Cities: Identifies cities where PACE is active through geotags. Blue tags represent cities outside Justice 40 tracks, while red tags indicate cities partially overlapping with Justice 40 tracks.

  • PACE Districts: Highlights the specific districts in Missouri where MEI operates the PACE program.

  • Justice40 Tracks: Showcases areas in dark grey that align with the Justice40 initiative, addressing gaps in services and infrastructure for disadvantaged communities.

Key Description
  • PACE Counties (Blue Shading): Areas where PACE operates.

  • PACE Cities (Blue Tags): Cities without overlap with Justice 40 tracks.

  • PACE Cities (Red Tags): Cities with partial overlap with Justice 40 tracks.

  • Justice40 Tracks (Dark Grey): Tracks aligned with Justice 40 initiative.

  • Overlap (Red Areas): Areas where PACE and Justice 40 tracks coincide.

Significance

This map serves as a visual representation showcasing the correlation between PACE communities and Justice 40 tracks. It's an invaluable tool for Missourians, aiding in the effective utilization of federal funding sources that prioritize equitable resource allocation. By aligning PACE initiatives with Justice 40 areas, this map facilitates more strategic planning and targeted resource allocation for energy efficiency, economic development, and energy-related infrastructure programs.

Using the map
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Communities and PACE 

While Commercial PACE financing is a great tool for businesses, the impact PACE has on communities as a whole cannot be ignored. Show Me PACE works with communities to finance projects that advance them in their clean energy goals and create jobs. PACE also aims to work with local labor unions, women, and minority-owned businesses. Utilizing these labor pools helps create a more diverse workforce that will bring Missouri closer to our clean energy goals.

In 2021, Show Me PACE joined PACENation in a commitment to creating a diverse and equitable marketplace for PACE financing. This means reaching and supporting underserved communities and working with underrepresented populations. Show Me PACE aims to use 25% of women or minority contractors for PACE projects, a goal which is currently being exceeded by 11%.

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For more information, email PACE@moenergy.org.

Read PACE Nation’s white paper “Economic Impact Analysis of Property Assessed Clean Energy Programs” here.

View the sample ordinance to join Show Me PACE here.

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