Energy Training Partnership Grants – Applications due 9/4/09

$100 million for grants to national labor-management organizations and statewide or local nonprofit partnerships to provide training for target populations, with priority given to projects that serve workers impacted by national energy and environmental policy, individuals in need of updated training related to the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries, unemployed workers, and veterans or past and present members of reserve components of the Armed Forces. Projects may also serve individuals with a criminal record and populations that have not traditionally been employed in construction and skilled-trade occupations, such as women and minorities. Training must be targeted towards careers in the seven energy efficiency and renewable energy industries identified under the Green Jobs Act (§171(e) of the Workforce Investment Act), or for green occupations in certain other industries if applicants can demonstrate that they are emerging industries producing jobs within the community. Applicants must propose partnerships that include representatives from labor organizations, local workforce investment boards and One Stop Career Centers, and employers and industry organizations. Grantees may use no more than five percent of grant funds to provide supportive services. Approximately $25 million of the total funds available through this SGA will be reserved for projects in communities impacted by automotive-related restructuring. GJ – ENERGY TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT.PDF

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