Environmental Protection Agency: Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training GrantsDeadline: January 14, 2016
Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training grants will deliver environmental workforce development and job training programs that recruit, train, and place local, unemployed and under-employed residents with the skills needed to secure full-time employment in the environmental field, with a focus on solid and hazardous waste remediation, environmental health and safety, integrated pest management, and wastewater-related training. Applicants must target dislocated workers, or those laid off as a result of recent manufacturing plant closures, severely under-employed individuals, or unemployed individuals, including low-income and minority residents of waste-impacted communities, veterans, and those with little to no advanced education. A critical part of the program is to further environmental justice by ensuring that residents living in communities historically affected by economic disinvestment, health disparities, and environmental contamination, including low-income, minority, and tribal communities, have an opportunity to
reap the benefits of revitalization and environmental cleanup.
Amount: $3,500,000 is available for 17-18 grants of up to $200,000 each.
Eligibility: General Purpose Unit of Local Government; Land Clearance Authority or other quasi-governmental entity that operates under the supervision and control of, or as an agent of, a general purpose unit of local government; Government entity created by State Legislature; Regional Council or group of General Purpose Units of Local Government; Redevelopment Agency that is chartered or otherwise sanctioned by a State; State; Indian Tribe other than in Alaska; Alaskan Native Regional Corporation, Alaska Native Village Corporation and the Metlakatla Indian Community; and nonprofit organizations.