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EPA Announces Funding Opportunity for Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants; Workforce Investment Boards Encouraged to Apply
Mar 1, 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of $2,400,000 for the FY 2013 Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Cooperative Agreements. EPA projects the award of a dozen grants of $200,000 apiece.

Under this competition, applicants may choose to serve one or more of the following groups in the targeted community: dislocated workers, or those laid off as a result of recent manufacturing plant closures; severely under-employed individuals; or unemployed individuals. In Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13), EPA anticipates providing some funding preference to communities affected by recent manufacturing plant closures (2007 or later) and to applicants who choose to deliver other types of environmental training as referenced in the solicitation. The focus is on solid and hazardous waste remediation, environmental health and safety, and wastewater-related training.

As in past competition cycles, Workforce Investment Boards which meet EPA's definition of "non-profit" are eligible to apply for these funds.

Applicants may propose to serve multiple target areas. Applicants also may submit multiple proposals. Applications are due by April 9.

Click here for complete background and application requirements.