Win $200,000 to train a local workforce to clean and redevelop contaminated properties

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a new round of Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) grants of up to $200,000 over a three year period.

These grants are provided to eligible entities, including nonprofit organizations, to develop environmental programs that recruit, train, and place unemployed and under-employed residents of communities affected by brownfields and other environmental contaminants.

It helps them develop the “restoration economy” skills needed to secure full-time, sustainable employment in the environmental field and in assessment and cleanup work taking place in their communities.

A webinar to assist in preparing proposals will be held on November 7, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. ET.

The proposal submission deadline is December 15, 2017.

Photo of abandoned Packard plant in Detroit by Storm Cunningham (2017).

See full info on EPA website.

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