Community Benefits Agreements Database

Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) are legally binding contracts between developers and host municipalities and/or local community groups that can serve to mitigate local impacts of large infrastructure projects and other types of development. These agreements can be tailored to meet the specific needs of the host community and to address the specific impacts of a project. The host community will typically receive a combination of monetary benefits and non-monetary benefits, while the developer will typically receive increased community support and increased certainty in the approval process.

The Sabin Center has compiled this database of publicly available CBAs in conjunction with the publication of a guide on Expert Insights on Best Practices for Community Benefits Agreements. More information about several of the CBAs listed below can be found here. If you have access to additional CBAs that can be added to this database, including Host Community Agreements and Good Neighbor Agreements, please contact Matthew Eisenson at [email protected].