The intent of this Imperative is to help create stable, safe, and high-paying job opportunities for people in the local community, and support local diverse businesses through hiring, purchasing, and workforce development practices.
All projects must have a Just label for at least two project team organizations that have an integral role in decisions during both design and construction phases, and an additional five organizations involved in the project must complete a self-assessment.
In addition, project teams must either include diverse stakeholders from vulnerable or disadvantaged populations in the design, construction and operations and maintenance phases at the following levels:
- 20% of design contract and/or construction contracts, and 10% of maintenance contracts must be with JUST organizations that achieve the Diversity category, or are registered Minority, Woman, or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (MWDBE) organizations, or international equivalent; and
- Workforce development/training/community benefits agreements, registered apprentice programs, and similar programs are employed for 10% of the General Contractor’s project contracts, and/or project maintenance contracts. OR
- the project may donate .1% of the construction cost to a regional, community-based nonprofit organization focused on equity and inclusion.
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